Ford unveiled its GT3 Racing version of the brand-new Mustang before the 2023 race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Now, it’s decided to build a racecar version designed for street use. Get to know the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD: a street-legal high-performance Mustang created in partnership with Multimatic the same people who brought the Ford GT to life.
2025 Ford Mustang GTD Review
Ford has named its Mustang following the IMSA’s GTD race class. The Mustang GTD has no racing limitations, however, it has some features Ford cannot put in its race cars. This results in a supercar that is more than capable of giving the more extravagant automakers the competition similar to winning the race at Le Mans GT in addition to meeting Ford’s stated aim of less than 7 minutes lap around the famous Nurburgring.
Engine & Specs
The GTD version of the engine is a GTD-specific version of Ford’s hypercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that has a 7,500 rpm redline, dual air intakes, and a dry-sump engine oil system. The second is the first use of such technology on the road-legal Mustang. There aren’t specific power numbers as of yet, however, Ford states it’s aiming for at least 800 horsepower and will be the most powerful street-legal Mustang ever built. The engine is linked to the GTD’s dual-clutch eight-speed rear transmission using a carbon-fiber driveshaft. Ford claims that helps the GTD achieve a nearly 50% weight-to-weight ratio. If you’d like it to sound more stunning the titanium active-valve exhaust can be added as an option.
The GTD’s suspension has independent adjustment of ride height and spring rates. The GTD’s track measures nearly 4 inches longer than the Mustang GT’s according to Ford and is in addition, one inch and a half higher than Mustang GT when in Track mode. The front suspension features a shorter-longer set-up with a long-short arm setup, and Ford took it a step further in the back, offering the GTD a horizontally mounted pushrod system that has an integrated tubular frame.
For all of this, Ford put it where the trunk is normally and also included an air cooling system for the transaxle and other features. In Track mode drivers can alter the traction control on the fly using steering wheel controls that allow adjustments in real-time to the degree of automatic intervention. The front tires are 325 millimeters wide and the 345-millimeter-wide back tires will provide plenty of grip.
The power and the trick suspension aren’t the only thing the GTD is armed with aerodynamics and weight play a significant part in enabling it to move around the track as fast as feasible, as well. These wheels, which are standard at 20 inches in diameter, are constructed of magnesium, which is a great choice for lightness and toughness. Since there’s no functional trunk in the form of a lid for the trunk, there’s a cover that’s made of carbon fiber. The fenders as well as the door sills, hood roof front splitter, the rear diffuser all comprise made of carbon fiber. Carbon-fiber facias for the front and back are offered in addition.
Apart from that suspension feature, the previously functional trunk space is also home to the hydraulic control system which can adjust the C-pillar-mounted wing and front flaps – active aerodynamic elements that aren’t permitted in all racing competitions. The front flaps form part of the aerodynamic package, which also comes with an underbody tray that resembles motorsports.
One area in which it is clear that the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD differs from an authentic track car is the cabin, although it’s not pure. The cabin features premium Miko leather and suede as well as carbon-fiber accents. Front seats feature Recaro-branded buckets. Available options include titanium paddle shifters 3D-printed and a rotary gear selector and serial plate constructed from the discarded Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet components. Ford removed the back seat to reduce weight and provide owners with a space that is semi-utilized for cargo.
2025 Ford Mustang GTD Price & Release Date
Ford states that buyers can personalize the interior of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD with a variety of colors, and the exterior is available with a range of appearance options. Customers can also supply an example of paint and have their vehicle color-matched. There’s no specific information about how much it costs, but as a comparison, Porsche’s Paint to Sample Plus option costs just over $30,000. Ford’s version won’t be affordable.
The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD itself is going to cost quite a bit also. Pricing hasn’t been released, however, Ford claims that it will come with a starting MSRP of $300,000. That’s definitely within the realm of exotic supercars. Ford claims that it plans to launch the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD will be available in “late 2024, early 2025,” however it hasn’t disclosed the exact number of the limited-edition GTDs it will build.