The 2025 Mustang GTD is a Supercar in a Mustang's Body
Meet the 2025 Mustang GTD – it's not just another Mustang; this thing is a full-blown, $300,000 monster. Picture this: a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 under the hood, pushing out a staggering 800 horsepower. Yeah, you read that right.
Here's the backstory: Ford's top brass, CEO Jim Farley, saw the clay model of the Mustang GT3 race car and thought, "Why not make a road version?" And boy, did they deliver. The Mustang GTD is the kind of car that blurs the line between track and street, and it's set to hit the streets next year.
Now, let's talk about what makes this beast tick. Ford Performance teamed up with Multimatic to turn an ordinary Mustang into this track-ready powerhouse. They've done some serious surgery to the rear of the car to fit in a transaxle – that's a Tremec eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle, to be precise. And get this: there's still some trunk space left, even with all that gear back there.
Balance is key in a car like this, and Ford claims the GTD has nearly a 50/50 front-rear balance. That's a big deal, especially when you compare it to the Mustang Shelby GT500's 56.6/43.4 percent distribution. As for the final weight, Ford's keeping mum, but with carbon-fiber pretty much everywhere and aluminum door skins, it's going to be lean.
Under the hood, the GTD is rocking a tweaked version of the Shelby GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8. We're talking about 800 horsepower here, folks. Plus, a dry-sump oil system means this engine's going to stay cool and lubed up, even when you're pushing it hard on the track.
The tires on this thing are insane – we're looking at some of the widest rubber ever slapped on a production car. That means grip for days. And the suspension? It's all about Multimatic's adaptive spool-valve dampers and a new control-arm setup at the front, with a pushrod-style multilink at the back.
Now, let's talk about the wing. With a push of a button, the GTD drops down to optimize its aerodynamics. And that wing isn't just for show – it's got a hydraulically controlled active drag-reduction system to ramp up the downforce when you need it.
In person, this car is a beast. It's wide, aggressive, and looks every bit the part of a $300,000 Mustang. Inside, Ford's kept it race-focused – big screens, racing-style Recaro seats, and no back seats. It's all business.
Ford's planning to make between 1000 and 2000 of these bad boys, starting next year. And let me tell you, they're going to fly off the shelves. This isn't just a Mustang; it's a statement. It's Ford flexing its muscles and showing the world what they can do when they really push the envelope. The Mustang GTD is a game-changer, and I can't wait to see it tear up the streets and tracks alike.