In a move set to enthrall muscle car enthusiasts, Ford has officially introduced a new version of its iconic Mustang, aptly named the Mustang GTD. Derived from the Mustang GT3—a model exclusively tailored for racing competitions—the Mustang GTD is a transformed race car now street-legal, promising both thrill and power for the everyday roads.
The Mustang GTD doesn’t merely boast an upgraded title but comes packed with a beastly 800 horsepower engine, state-of-the-art active aerodynamics, and a revamped suspension system.
Design Evolution: Compared to the traditional Mustang, the GTD version is in a league of its own with a completely redesigned body made of carbon fiber and crafted with aerodynamic performance in mind. Every exterior panel is refreshed, introducing aerodynamic elements like a front spoiler, a new bumper with enlarged air intakes, flared fenders, a revamped hood with dual air intakes, new side skirts, and a rear bumper with an integrated diffuser.
A centerpiece of this design overhaul is the large wing, strategically placed near the rear window and paired with front aerodynamic features that can be hydraulically activated. Additionally, a protective carbon fiber underbody shield adds to its distinctive design.
Interior Overhaul: While official images of the GTD’s interior remain under wraps, insiders suggest a lavish spread of materials such as carbon fiber, genuine leather, suede, and unique titanium ornaments produced with 3D printing, inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor jet. Traditional seats are swapped for Recaro’s shell-type sports seats, while the rear bench is entirely omitted.
Its semi-active suspension is groundbreaking, featuring push rods. When the Track Mode is engaged, the ground clearance is reduced by 40 millimeters. Active suspension adjustment is facilitated through a hydraulic system.
Performance Targets & Launch Details: Ford’s new powerhouse has set its sights high, aiming to clock in under 7 minutes at Germany’s famed Nurburgring circuit. Priced at a starting rate of approximately $300,000, the high-performance Mustang GTD is slated for a market release by late 2024 or early 2025.
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