The all-new Ford Mustang GT3 was just revealed back in June, and is one component of a larger global motorsports push following the launch of the next-generation S650 2024 Mustang. The new GT3 is destined to compete at various events all over the world – including the 2024 running of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans – as well as other stops on the FIA GT3 circuit. Even though it’s a high-tech machine packing loads of technology and a lofty price tag, the Ford Mustang GT3 is still viewed as a bit of an underdog by the automaker, surprisingly enough – though that doesn’t mean FoMoCo lacks high expectations for the pony car-based racer.
“We take what we’re really good at – like the Mustang – and we do the unthinkable and take on the Europeans, punch for punch and what they’ve been doing for decades as an underdog” said Blue Oval president and CEO Jim Farley. ““Ford does certain things naturally better than anyone else in the world. We are world-class at cars like Mustangs, we are world-class at Broncos, we are world-class at pickup trucks, we are world-class at commercial vehicles.”
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.
The Blue Oval just revealed its factory-backed Ford Mustang GT3 driver lineup for the coming season, which will aim to leave a mark on that series over the coming months. However, even though this effort has yet to begin, the Mustang GT3 has thus far proven popular enough to garner higher-than-expected demand, as Ford Authority previously reported.