• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

How The Ford Mustang’s New Rear Suspension Helps In Formula D: Video

Sponsored Links

When the Ford Mustang entered into its current, sixth generation for the 2015 model year, one major topic of discussion was its new, independent rear suspension.

For the first time in 50 years (not counting the 1999-2004 SVT Cobra), Ford’s beloved pony car features independent wheel motion at the back end, with all the handling benefits that come with it – albeit with some weight penalty.

As it turns out, the Ford Mustang’s new integral link rear suspension has been a boon not only to its performance in street driving and road racing, but in the context of professional drifting, as well. In this video from Ford Performance, we hear from Vaughn Gittin Jr. – a celebrated Formula D competitor and frequent visitor to the winner’s circle – as he explains how the independent rear suspension on his Ford Mustang RTR drift car has helped him to rack up points in the championship.

Ford’s integral link rear suspension is a multi-link-type setup which employs separate suspension links for lateral and longitudinal loads. Camber is controlled by a single link at the top of the knuckle, and by the lower control arm at the bottom. Axle windup from acceleration and braking is managed separately by the so-called integral link.

To see the Ford Mustang RTR’s road-car-based independent rear suspension in action, check out the video above.

  • Sweepstakes Of The Month: 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 plus $25K in cash. Details here.
Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Regular Car Reviews On The 1991 Ford Festiva: Video

2016 Ford Explorer Owners On What They Love About The SUV: Video