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2025 Ford Mustang GTD Debuts As 800 Horsepower Supercar

This week has been filled with a lot of rumors and speculation about the next iteration of the pony car. Some of the speculation turned out to be incorrect, like the idea of a mid-engine Mustang. But the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is indeed real and it will almost certainly boast supercar performance, with a heavily reworked S650 platform packed with an impressive amount of upgrades and modifications, including a transaxle.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD side view

At its core, the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is a limited edition high-performance car that’s street legal. Development began in 2021 and the team wanted to take on European sports cars, with a design based on the GT3, which debuted earlier this year. It is designed to be the fastest road-going Mustang in history, with a targeted Nürburgring time of under seven minutes. Significant amounts of carbon fiber have been applied to the GTD, with the fenders, hood, trunk lid, door sills, front splitter, rear diffuser and roof are all carbon fiber, and the company will offer optional carbon fiber front and rear fascias too. There will also be an optional aero package that will include more carbon fiber parts as well.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD

The beating heart of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is a “purpose-developed” supercharged 5.2L V8 with dual air inlets, presumably a tweaked version of the engine that appeared in the Shelby GT500. That said, the GTD will likely boast at least 800 horsepower under its hood, making it the most powerful Mustang ever. Additionally, the comes equipped with the first dry-sump oil system fitted to a roadgoing Mustang. Up front, it has a short-long arm front suspension for enhanced stiffness.

It gets even crazier out back, with an integral link pushrod and rocker arm rear suspension setup, with inboard Adaptive Spool Valve shock absorbers and coil springs. The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD also has a carbon fiber driveshaft mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch rear transaxle, which enabled it to boast a near 50/50 weight distribution between the front and rear. The semi-active suspension can vary spring rates and ride height and the entire setup gives the GTD a wider rear track than a regular GT by almost four inches.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD

In terms of customization, full details have yet to be revealed, but the company says that the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD will be available with multiple interior options. Additionally, there will be several special edition exterior packages and buyers can order it in any color they desire. Production of the GTD will begin at Flat Rock Assembly and finish at Multimatic facilities in Markham, Canada. Pricing is expected to begin at $300,000 and about 2,000 will be produced, with the vehicle becoming available in late 2024 or early 2025. Prospective owners will have to apply to Ford, much like the GT before it.

“Mustang GTD shatters every preconceived notion of a supercar. This is a new approach for us. We didn’t engineer a road car for the track, we created a race car for the road. Mustang GTD takes racing technology from our Mustang GT3 race car, wraps it in a carbon fiber Mustang body and unleashes it for the street,” said Jim Farley, CEO of Ford.

We’ll have more on the GTD soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Mustang news, and for continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Ford Owner

    This Mustang did copy one of the Chevy Corvette features, and that is the rear mounted transmission/transaxle to distribute weight toward the rear and improve rear traction. But I am not a racer so this will ever be in my garage.

    1. GetReal

      Yes because the Corvette is the only car to ever use a rear-mounted transaxle.

      1. LB

        Sure… don’t you see that GM gets all the royalties for the solution! 😅

      2. Motorpsychology

        Actually Alfa Romeo and other European makes have utilized rear transmission/transaxle configurations dating back to at least the 50’s. The 1961 Pontiac Tempest had one coupled to a 4 cylinder as the standard drivetrain.

        1. Mark

          Motorpsychology You are spot on correct.

      3. Lou T.

        Only AMERICAN car to have that setup, but other foreign makers have had them for years. Actually, I forgot that the Pontiac Tempest had it in 1961, as Motorpsychology pointed out.

    2. LEDfoot

      Front engine, rear transaxle has been around since 1898. But sure give credit to the 1997 Corvette built 99 years later!

      1. cmdrriker

        1961 Pontiac Tempest with its “innovative” half-V8 derived 4 cylinder had a rear-mounted transaxle. Those trans were similar to those from the Corvair but not sure if they shared any parts. That 4 banger made up very little of the Tempest’s total sales so it was first generation only.

    3. Rob A

      Rear mounted transmission mounted to differential (it’s not a transaxle) is also the reason why the weight distribution is 50/50 in my C6 Corvette – for better handling.

  2. Ross

    This is amazing, well done Ford.
    They seriously went to the next level and beyond.
    When Chev and Dodge drop their pony cars, Ford does this!!!
    Only question, what now happens with the GT500? Will that still happen?

    1. LEDfoot

      GT500 absolutely should still happen. It’s the bridge between the Dark Horse and GTD.

      1. Jim

        Yeah we need a bridge between a 75k car and a 300k car for the people that are only minor millionaires.

  3. You jumped the shark

    So not Shelby GT500 or mid engined? But you told us that is what we should expect in many—MANY—articles.

    1. Salmon over shark

      You sound like a disgruntled hater of Ford Authority… or a maybe a wanna be competitor.

      Regardless, the powertrain here is between the two axles, so it technically is mid engine… just not the way that the corvette C8 does it. Also, this is not the GT500. That is still coming.

      So did they jump the shark? I personally don’t think so, but I’m sure you’ll say otherwise.

    2. LB

      From what I’ve read he said that maybe it could be, but not really… honestly I liked it: one that doesn’t pervert the model’s tradition like GM did with the Corvette (which for me they wanted to make it more salable around the world since most of its competitors has a mid-engine, and in the Mustang this is not necessary since its proposal is different) and still makes room for a mid-engined model!

  4. Bob

    It is designed to be the fastest road-going Mustang in history, with a targeted Nürburgring time of under seven seconds.
    Guess the chatgtp AI that wrote this article is completely useless.

    1. Alex Luft

      Or maybe it was an honest mistake made by a human who was putting in over time to bring you this article. I guess you’ll never know.

  5. LB

    Look what a coincidence (one more, just for a change)… I was thinking last week about the Mustang and the top of the brand’s sports line, which model would be replaced since the GT didn’t seem to have a future… and I also thought like the Mustang, although sporty, it is not exactly like a more traditional one in that it does not necessarily need to have so much power to deliver performance on a similar track, but the abrupt characteristics are because it is a PonyCar (the closest to this in Europe are the Bentleys). .. I think it’s cool to have a model that’s closer in performance to the Europeans in the Mustang line, but as a top-of-the-line model in the brand, I still think there’s room for another… I don’t know why the brand buried the Thunderbird but it is naturally the direct competitor of the Corvette and if he exists then he is the natural successor to the position at Ford!

  6. LB

    And they say the distribution is 50/50, but how big is the total mass? It’s no use being a sports car with the mass of a truck, the car’s performance feat can even impress due to its characteristics for being a giant rubbish but if you can be much more efficient why spend more and also force the components?

  7. Jim

    Can never afford one so the fact it exists really means nothing to me. I’d have rather ford put more effort into the actually affordable 2.3 and 5.0. Heck what’s it now? 7yrs later and the Focus RS still outpowers the Mustang 2.3T., years of “heavily reworking the 5.0” gets you the same power as a 2019 Bullitt?

    I’m disappointed in Ford.

    1. mackie

      And what would you do with it, race around town, stare at it in the garage? It’s a halo vehicle, even a base Mustang GT is overkill for the general public.

  8. Mf

    Neat car, but I don’t see this going to many people other than ultra rich collectors. I like that is basically a homologation type car, but it isn’t lol.

    It definitely doesn’t differentiate itself from the gt500 enough to be “part of the range”, but it will still sell out for the “gotta have it’s” and youtubers of the world buying all couple hundred up.

  9. David Dickinson II

    It seems to be Ford’s answer to GM’s Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, but 3 times more expensive than the Caddy. I look forward to the head-to-head comparison.

    1. Keith Schwerin

      How is this a 800HP coupe thats a near dedicated race car for the road an “answer” to a 4 door luxury sedan with 130HP less?

      1. David Dickinson II

        Their personalities are at opposite ends (staid sleeper Caddy v. audacious Mustang), but I bet their performance is close to identical. Ford likely built in a little more performance, but is it worth the price difference? I don’t think so, but these two are likely to appeal to different audiences.

    2. MartinG

      I would think the better answer to a Cadillac CT5 Blackwing should be this Mustang turned into a 4- door Lincoln LS. That would get my attention. Lincoln needs a Halo vehicle.

  10. Bob

    I’m all about Ford and Mustangs and Shelby’s etc …. BUT ….. a $300,000 Mustang? Really? It sounds like a race car.
    Period. Yep, the rich and famous will all get them. Jay Leno, Kid Rock, John Cenna types. I’m happy for them. I just wish Ford would invest some of that R & D money on some nice high performance Lincoln sedans and a Mk IX.

  11. Johnny

    How AWESOME Jimmy (Farley) another vehicle Ford will produce that employees can’t get an A plan on not to mention afford with a ridiculous price tag and superficial application process. I’ll be looking forward to my new C8 ZO6 that’s 1/3 the price (affordable) and zero application headaches to purchase it.


    A Ford Employee

    1. Mackie

      GM employees can get a C8 Z06 on A-plan? Look again.

  12. Shockandawe

    KIA called, they want they’re front grill back!

  13. Gary . Virginia.

    Maybe Jim Farley could spend more time and money on Quality issues and RECALLS. Just saying.


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