FORD UNVEILS NEW MUSTANG GT4

FORD UNVEILS NEW MUSTANG GT4 AT SPA

Ford News

06/07/2023

FORD BUILDS ON ITS PROMISE TO DELIVER A MUSTANG FOR RACERS AROUND THE WORLD

  • Ford Mustang officially continues its tenure in the SRO GT4 category with a new Mustang Dark Horse-based race car set to compete globally in 2024, the second Mustang race car after the recent reveal of the Mustang GT3
  • Troy Lee Designs continues relationship with Ford Performance through third in series of unique liveries
  • Mustang GT4 is built in partnership with Multimatic and features a Coyote-based V8 engine developed fully in-house by Ford Performance
  • With the Mustang GT4 reveal, Ford delivers on the promise to provide a Mustang race car for any kind of racer around the world from the grassroots amateur to the professional race team

SPA, Belgium, June 28, 2023 – Ford’s iconic Mustang® brand is further expanding its legendary status with the formal debut today of the Mustang GT4 at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in eastern Belgium.

The Mustang GT4 is the latest in the Blue Oval’s motorsports efforts, dubbed “Ford vs. Everyone” by Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO. It’s based on the all-new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse™, just like its sibling the Mustang GT3.  With the reveal, Ford officially continues an uninterrupted tenure in the SRO-sanctioned GT4 category, first entered in 2017.

And like the Mustang GT3, it receives a bold, colorful livery adapted from Troy Lee Designs’ liveries for the Mustang GT3 and SuperVan 4.2. Troy Lee is recognized as one of the premier motorsports livery designers in the world.

“The Mustang GT4 is a key member of our motorsports lineup,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “Its placement between the Mustang GT3 and soon-to-be-unveiled Mustang Dark Horse R keeps the brand in competition at all levels of on-track performance and is an important part of our customer racing program. With this new version, based off the seventh generation’s new Dark Horse model, we’ve upped the game and are ready to challenge an entire world of competitors.”

The introduction of Mustang Dark Horse in 2022 was the precursor to a broader launch of a family of Mustang racecars debuting this year. These include the new Mustang GT4, the recently revealed Mustang GT3, as well as the upcoming Mustang Dark Horse R and more. All will carry on the standing of Mustang as Ford's most raced and most successful nameplate, racing at legendary tracks around the world from Daytona to Bathurst, featuring accessibility ranging from the heights of professional GT racing all the way to consumer track days. Mustang truly will be racing everywhere.

With the new Mustang GT4, Ford Performance further expands its robust partnership with Multimatic, who will build every Mustang GT4. The Ford Coyote-based V8 race engines in the Mustang GT4, developed fully in-house by Ford Performance, will be assembled by Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.

“We’re proud to work with so many great partners on these race vehicle programs,” said Christian Hertrich, Motorsports powertrain manager, Ford Performance. “It’s also special to be able to do all of the engine work for the Mustang GT4 fully in-house. We’ve got a great team, and I’m excited for Mustang fans to see the Mustang GT4 in action.”

The Mustang GT4 race car also features Multimatic DSSV dampers, a Holinger dog-ring gearbox, paddle shifters with pneumatic actuation, natural fiber body panels, as well as a unique aero package developed to meet GT4 category targets.

For racers and teams interested in acquiring a Mustang GT4 to enter into competition, please visit here.

About Ford Performance

Ford's racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn,Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Craftsman Truck Series), IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, FIA World Rally Championship, Virgin Australia Supercars, Formula Drift, NHRA Funny Car, off-road desert racing, and sportsman drag racing. In addition, the organization also oversees the development of Ford's racing engines, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing's activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.


About Multimatic

Multimatic is a privately held, global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. Multimatic’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications. Headquartered just north of Toronto, Canada, Multimatic has manufacturing divisions and engineering facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, alliance relationships with partners around the world and a championship-winning race team. For further information, please visit www.multimatic.com or sign up for news updates here.

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