Ford unveiled the brand-new Mustang GT3 which will race in the FIA GT3 class in 2024, on Friday at Le Mans.
Ford revealed a new Mustang GT3 customer race car on Friday which will take part in races all over the world as the car has been confirmed for both the FIA World Endurance Championship(WEC) and the North American IMSA SportsCar Championship.
The Mustang GT3 will race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans which is one of the rounds in the World Endurance Championship.
Ford unveiled their brand-new racecar on the eve of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in commemoration of the legendary auto race’s 100th anniversary.
The Mustang GT3 has special body panels made of carbon fiber and a new aerodynamic package that was designed in accordance with the regulations. The car appears to be poised to obliterate lap times and the competition thanks to its revised face, vented wide fenders, more intakes, side-mounted exhaust pipes, and oversized rear wing.
The demonstration car’s vibrant livery was designed by renowned motorsports artist Troy Lee and features the new, more straightforward Ford Performance emblem that will be used on all next racing cars. According to Ford, the emblem is now simpler to integrate into promotional materials and car liveries.
Ford’s longtime WRC partner M-Sport and Multimatic are a key component of the Ford GT racing program and have collaborated on the development of the Mustang GT3.
A customized 5.4-liter Coyote-based V8 engine under the hood makes an undisclosed amount of power. The engine, which has a great sound in the official testing clip, is coupled to a transaxle gearbox that is positioned in the back. Additionally, the racecar has custom short-long arm suspension.
Proton Competition based in Ehingen, Germany is the first customer team to get their hands on a new Ford Mustang GT3. The team plans to compete in the 2024 World Endurance Championship, which will include the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Ford’s CEO Jim Farley expressed excitement for the company’s impending return to Le Mans, noting that the two organisations “are bound together by history” and that the teams are no longer Ford and Ferrari.
Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports will also enter two factory-backed Mustang GT3 cars in the IMSA GTD Pro class in the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Joey Hand who is one of the class-winning drivers in Ford’s 2016 Le Mans campaign is currently the test and development driver for the program.
Versions of the most recent Mustang compete in a variety of racing series, including NASCAR, Australia’s Supercars series and soon in GT3. To further the car’s competitiveness internationally, a Mustang GT4 race car is also on the way.
Ford is also rumored to be developing a Mustang Dark Horse R race car that may serve as the foundation for a brand-new one-make championship.