Back in January 2022, The Blue Oval announced that it was working on a brand new Ford Mustang GT3 racer based on the also-new S650 generation pony car. This new race car was teased again before the official debut of the S650, and during that unveiling, the automaker also revealed that it was rolling out an entire new line of Mustangs built specifically for the track – and that the new Ford Mustang GT3 will be competing at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans. CEO Jim Farley later asked if Ford should build a road-going version of the GT3, and NASCAR driver Austin Cindric admitted that he was blown away after watching it in action. Now, Ford is once again teasing the new race car ahead of its forthcoming debut.
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In this short video, we get to watch factory Ford driver and official tester Joey Hand taking some hot laps behind the wheel of the new Ford Mustang GT3, giving us a good look at the car’s spartan cabin, at least. Perhaps more importantly, the car sounds amazing, and as CEO Jim Farley notes, it will be fully revealed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 9th.
We’ve already seen quite a bit of the new Mustang GT3 – which has been developed in conjunction with Multimatic Motorsports – from all angles, thanks to its prior testing session at Sebring, but we don’t yet know all of the tantalizing details about the car. We do know that it’s powered by a special modified version of the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 powerplant that’s been tweaked by M-Sport, though it won’t be much longer before we learn everything there is to know about the vehicle that will mark Ford’s return to Le Mans for the first time in years.