Ford’s Mustang GT4 – its turn-key race car for privateer racing teams – is very close to final GT4 homologation from the SRO, reports website Sportscar365. It’s already been homologated nationally in the US by IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge.
Ford Performance Director Dave Pericak says he expects the Mustang GT4 to be approved for the GT4 race car class within the next month.
“It’s very close,” Pericak told Sportscar365. “We had a little bit of an issue with the oil tank, and that’s what delayed it… It was behind the bulkhead, behind the driver, but now it’s up in front. That’s all been sorted, so we’re very close to final homologation.”
So far, just two Ford Mustang GT4 examples have been produced by Multimatic Motorsports in Canada, and both belong to Dean Martin’s KohR Motorsports team. (No, not that Dean Martin, but a former SVT Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics engineer of the same name.) The car has already proven competitive, taking pole in its first Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Daytona, and winning the following round at Sebring.
Pericak says that Ford is taking it slow with the car until it reaches final homologation, after which point it will be rolled out across the pond.
“There’s been a ton of interest from Europe, but we just haven’t accepted orders yet,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of people who have called us. There’s no question this car will sell.”