Ford’s new Mustang GT3 racer is seriously angry
“Sorry sir, you can’t have any aero. Ford has used it all up for its new race car”
Ford is all set to get back into GT3 racing, and it’ll do it with this supremely angry Mustang Dark Horse-based race car.
Yep, this is the new Mustang GT3, which comes complete with an enlarged 5.4-litre Coyote V8 engine and a monstrous swan neck rear wing. That’s just the start of the bonkers aero package too – just check out the carbon fibre-filled front end and that giant rear diffuser.
The Mustang will start competing in GT3 races in 2024, with Ford’s World Rally Championship partner M-Sport building the engines and Multimatic – builders of the most recent Ford GT – putting the cars together and supporting race teams.
The first of those customer teams will be the German outfit Proton Competition, which plans to run two Mustang GT3s in the FIA World Endurance championship next year. That of course means that Ford will be back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans thanks to the new class rules that begin in 2024.
Sounds like Ford boss Jim Farley is rather happy about that: “Ford and Le Mans are bound together by history. And now we’re coming back to the most dramatic, most rewarding and most important race in the world. It is not Ford versus Ferrari anymore. It is Ford versus everyone. Going back to Le Mans is the beginning of building a global motorsports business with Mustang, just like we are doing with Bronco and Raptor off-road.”
Ford took the opportunity of the new GT3’s unveiling to also reveal a new, simplified Ford Performance logo. Seen on the side of the Mustang, it’ll apparently appear on all of its race cars from this point on.
Oh, and there will be a two-car Ford factory team that’ll compete in IMSA’s GTD Pro class too, kicking off with the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. Look out for your regular round-up of news, reviews and offers in your inbox.
Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.