The debut of the S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang is significant for a number of reasons – chiefly among them, the fact that FoMoCo continues to build and sell the pony car while all of its rivals are disappearing. However, the S650 also marks the dawn of a new, global motorsports push that will see that model compete in various forms in various races around the world, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The most hardcore of the new pony car racers is the Ford Mustang GT3 and its unique powerplant, and now, that model has received a big boost after Italy-based Dinamic GT has announced that it will drop Porsche in favor of that new racer for the forthcoming Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe season.
Dinamic – which has spent the last five seasons competing in the Porsche 911 GT3 R – tested the Ford Mustang GT3 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this week, and plans to participate in both the Endurance and Sprint Cups with a pair of those new racers. However, it isn’t ditching Porsche altogether, as the outfit plans to continue to use its 911s at the Nürburgring 24 and NLS races.
Ford hasn’t been seen in GTWC Europe since 2012, when the Marc VDS team competed at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa in a Mustang FR500 GT3. The Blue Oval’s return also marks a pretty monumental shift for Dinamic, which has won five Endurance Cup races in Porsche machines since 2019, with its most recent efforts involving the relatively new 992-generation 911 GT3 R in the 2023 GTWC Europe Endurance Cup season.
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With this change, Dinamic becomes the second European customer team to announce that it will utilize the Ford Mustang GT3 in the upcoming racing season, joining Proton Competition, which is aiming to participate in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the new pony car.