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Progress Made On Ford Mustang GT3 Torque Sensor Issue

The Ford Mustang GT3 racers have had one hell of an uphill battle in the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign. Earlier in the season, parts often came loose from the Mustang race cars, but while that problem has been addressed, , the required torque sensors have been causing issues for The Blue Oval on track. Now, however, it seems that there’s a solution on the horizon for said problems.

As per a recent report from Sportscar365, Ford Performance has made some headway with the torque sensors. Ford was one of two automakers that did not have previous experience with the sensors, which were first mandated in 2021. The sensors are supplied by MagCanica UHA and are installed on the driveshafts to regulate and measure power for parity purposes.

The Mustang race cars seem to be particularly affected by the torque sensors, which compensate for peaks in power that exceed specification, particularly while cornering. In turn, this can put the Ford racers off the pace. Ford Performance global sports car manager, Kevin Groot, said that the torque sensor has been a great challenge for the Ford Mustang GT3 teams, and while progress is being made, there’s still a ways to go.

Ford Mustang GT3 Testing At Daytona - Exterior 002 - Front Three Quarters

“The challenges haven’t gone away,” Groot said. “We’ve had some bodywork updates. We’ve also been working hard on torque control. Our guys are in here en force and have made a lot of progress.”

He added, “To be honest, getting to this point was tough because we had limited test days on the torque sensors. Now we’ve had a little bit more time to spend time on the car getting it right. Hopefully that’s going to yield some fruit here on Sunday [at Le Mans].”

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

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Mark B

    Good luck folks! Hope that you can rid this demon from the cars quickly!

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