At the 2016 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, Ford debuted its new 2017 Mustang GT4-specification racing car. Engineered for the global GT4 racing category, Ford leaned on the some of the best names in motorsport to develop this car.

Canadian engineering firm Multimatic supplies their world-beating Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers and custom anti-roll bars. Roush Yates took care of the 5.2-litre V8, brakes are supplied by Brembo, and wheels by Forgeline.

Other than the race-specific parts, one fundamental difference between this GT4 and the GT350 road car is that the racer uses a six-speed paddle shift transmission. Losing the manual transmission puts it on par with other GT4-spec cars like the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which uses a racing specific version of Porsche’s PDK dual clutch transmission.

This new Mustang racer will see competition in next year’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. It’s also eligible for Pirelli World Challenge and any GT4 spec racing championship around the globe.

Ford has yet to announce pricing.


Images courtesy of Ford.

Published on Nov 01, 2016