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Ford Mustang GT4 Debuts As Latest Dark Horse Based Racer

Along with the debut of the all-new S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang last September, The Blue Oval also announced that it was set to embark on a big-time motorsports push with a host of Dark Horse-based racers – the Dark Horse S, Dark Horse R, GT3, and GT4. The GT3 debuted earlier this month packing a special version of the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplant that displaces 5.4 liters, and now, FoMoCo has pulled the covers of the all-new Ford Mustang GT4 racer, too.

The Ford Mustang GT4 will compete in the SRO-sanctioned GT4 category, which the automaker has participated in since 2017, and like the Mustang GT3 and SuperVan 4.2, it’s covered in a livery created by legendary motorsports designer Troy Lee Designs. It was designed in partnership with Multimatic, which will build the new racer, though Ford Performance will put together the car’s Coyote-based powerplant in Michigan.

Ford has not announced any further details about the engine used in the GT4, other than the fact that it’s based on the existing Coyote powerplant. Otherwise, the Ford Mustang GT4 features an array of upgrades including Multimatic DSSV dampers, a Holinger dog-ring gearbox, paddle shifters with pneumatic actuation, natural fiber body panels, and a unique aero package developed to meet GT4 category targets.

“The Mustang GT4 is a key member of our motorsports lineup,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “Its placement between the Mustang GT3 and soon-to-be-unveiled Mustang Dark Horse R keeps the brand in competition at all levels of on-track performance and is an important part of our customer racing program. With this new version, based off the seventh generation’s new Dark Horse model, we’ve upped the game and are ready to challenge an entire world of competitors.”

We’ll have more on the S650 Mustang 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. Jukka

    GT3 > GT4?

  2. Mark B

    It’s so great to an actual race car based so closely on the production vehicle! I can’t swear on it, but the last time I think this may have happened to a Mustang was back in the mid 1960’s. Sure, Ford has recently had the Ford GT, in which both the street and race models were built side by side, but something for the common man…?


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