Ford Introduces High-Performance 800 Horsepower Mustang Priced at $300,000
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Ford has unveiled its upcoming limited-production powerhouse, the Mustang GTD, which is set to hit the market in late next year.
Priced around $300,000 in the US, this high-performance model is a result of dedicated engineering efforts by a small group of anonymous engineers who conceptualized it "after hours" in a storage garage at Ford's Michigan headquarters. The goal was to create a Mustang that could rival the best European sports cars.
Jim Farley, Ford's CEO, commented, “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."
Developed in collaboration with motorsport experts Multimatic, known for crafting the Ford GT supercar, the Mustang GTD is essentially a road-legal adaptation of the Mustang GT3, which is scheduled to participate in the prestigious Le Mans race next year.
The name pays homage to the GTD classification in the IMSA Sportscar Championship, adhering to the FIA's GT3 specifications.
Under the hood, a heavily modified, supercharged V8 engine is projected to deliver an impressive output of over 800 horsepower. This makes the GTD the most potent Mustang ever produced, surpassing the capabilities of even the fierce 700-horsepower Shelby GT500 from 2019. Notably, it even outshines the performance of the £1.4 million, track-focused Ford GT MK IV that debuted last year.