The Mustang GT4, just revealed at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, is the latest in the carmaker’s motorsports efforts, dubbed ‘Ford vs. Everyone’ by Jim Farley, Ford’s President & CEO (who is also a racer himself).
Like the new GT3 version, the Mustang GT4 is based on the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse. It receives a bold, colourful livery adapted from Troy Lee Designs’ liveries for the Mustang GT3 and SuperVan 4.2 which raced up Pikes Peak recently.
The introduction of Mustang Dark Horse in 2022 was the precursor to a broader launch of a family of Mustang racing cars appearing this year. These include the new Mustang GT4 and 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 tracks around the world from Daytona to Bathurst.
With this new Mustang racing car, Ford Performance further expands its partnership with Multimatic, who will build every unit of the racing car. The Ford Coyote-based V8 racing engines in the Mustang GT4, developed fully in-house by Ford Performance, will be assembled by Ford.
The Mustang GT4 also features Multimatic DSSV dampers, a Holinger dog-ring gearbox, paddle shifters with pneumatic actuation, natural fibre body panels, as well as a unique aero package developed to meet GT4 category targets.
“The Mustang GT4 is a key member of our motorsports line-up. It’s 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,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports.