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2024 Ford Mustang GT3 Officially Debuts As All-New Racer

FoMoCo originally announced that it was working on a brand new Ford Mustang GT3 race car back in January 2022, a machine that’s based on the also-new S650 generation 2024 model. Since then, we’ve been treated to a few teasers showing off the Mustang GT3 at the track doing its thing, with Blue Oval CEO Jim Farley even asking the public if the automaker should build a road-going version. Last last month, we got our best look yet at the 2024 Ford Mustang GT3, which is just one of several new pony car racing machines in the pipeline. Now, after more than a year of impatiently awaiting its arrival, the new GT3 has finally made its official debut.

2024 Ford Mustang GT3 front

The 2024 Ford Mustang GT3 is – as is the case with the rest of these new racers – based on the road-going, lineup-topping Dark Horse, and is making its debut just ahead of the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is great timing because the GT3 will compete in next year’s installment of the iconic race – where FoMoCo last claimed victory in the Ford GT back in 2016 – as well as other stops on the FIA GT3 circuit. Wearing a distinctive, colorful livery created by famed motorsport designer Troy Lee, it certainly stands out from the pack.

Ford teamed up with longtime partners Multimatic and M-Sport to create the new Mustang GT3, which is powered by a fortified and enlarged version of the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote, in this guise displacing 5.4 liters. It sends power to a rear-mounted transaxle gearbox, while a bespoke short-long arm suspension resides beneath carbon fiber bodywork and a unique aero package.

Before it heads to Le Mans next year, the 2024 Ford Mustang GT3 will compete in a number of other GT3 races across the globe, piloted by a number of customer teams – starting with Proton Competition, which is based out of Ehingen, Germany and will enter a pair of pony cars in the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship. Additionally, Ford Performance will field a two-car factory race program with the Mustang GT3 in the IMSA GTD Pro class, an effort that will be managed by Multimatic starting with the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“Ford and Le Mans are bound together by history. And now we’re coming back to the most dramatic, most rewarding and most important race in the world,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley. “It is not Ford versus Ferrari anymore. It is Ford versus everyone. Going back to Le Mans is the beginning of building a global motorsports business with Mustang, just like we are doing with Bronco and Raptor off-road.”

We’ll have more on the Mustang GT3 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. rapturd

    Sounds awesome

  2. Francois

    Love it. I’d say “Based on the Dark Horse” is stretching things a good bit given the SLA front suspension (vs struts) and rear transaxle (vs engine attached trans). Let’s not forget 5.4L vs the 5.0 in the Dark horse and those front air ducts suggest that the engine might be sitting a few inches further back compared to the production unit. Then there’s no doubt a full complement of remote reservoir coil-over shocks, carbon chassis pieces, clearly wider track, different rear suspension required by the transaxle, carbon brake rotors, etc, etc, etc…

    It has the lights of the Dark Horse and general profile, that’s about it. It’s a bespoke race car as it should to compete at that level.

  3. Mark B

    Can’t wait to see how it performs! So cool!


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