The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is a $300,000 super-sophisticated track monster with over 800 horsepower and it’s here to snatch the crown from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Ford has finally revealed what could be best described as the wildest road-legal Mustang ever made. Meet the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, a track-focused highly-technical supercar with more than 800 horsepower and performance to compete and probably win against the most sophisticated circuit monsters from Europe. The GTD was unveiled at a gathering for media in CEO Jim Farley’s private garage in Monterey on Wednesday night. “We take what we’re really good at, like a Mustang, and we do the unthinkable,” Farley said. “Like, take on the Europeans—punch for punch—at what they have been doing for decades. As an underdog. The vision for this is totally different than any high-performance Mustang we have. All the latest technology from our race car, but we actually put it on the street. That’s why I care so deeply about this car. Because it’s been in my head for five decades. I want to see Porsche, I want to see Aston Martin, I want to see Mercedes sweat. We’re going to compete with them globally.”

The limited-production Mustang GTD is a road-legal version of the GT3 race car, which was built using the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse as the starting point. It’s important to remember that the GTD is not a homologation special. The GTD uses the 2024 Ford Mustang’s S650 platform along with sharing the floorpan, pillars, glass, and even the overall interior layout. However, the racing-themed Mustang is a completely different beast when compared to the Dark Horse. It gets an almost completely unique carbon-fiber body widened by 100 mm from the seventh-generation road car. It also gets dual-ride height suspension that can be lowered for track optimization, magnesium wheels, titanium exhaust, and carbon-fiber brakes.

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Under the hood is a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that redlines at over 7500rpm and is capable of churning out more than 800 horsepower, making GTD the highest-horsepower Mustang ever made by Ford. The V8 is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch rear transaxle which is placed at the rear, helping the car achieve a near 50-50 weight distribution. Ford has even teamed up with race-car partner Multimatic with the aim to set a sub-seven-minute Nürburgring lap. “Our idea behind this car was, let’s take a race car and not change anything for the street,” said Farley. “In fact, let’s add some stuff that’s outlawed in racing, for the street. So it’s like a different kind of project. It’s for AMG Black, it’s for Aston Martin, it’s for the GT3 RS. And we want to beat [that competition].”

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It will be interesting to see if the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is capable of taking on the mighty Porsche 911 GT3 RS and snatching away its crown. The production model will go on sale in late 2024 or early 2025 with a starting price of around $300,000, which would make it by far the most expensive Mustang ever made. The final assembly of the GTD will be taken care of by Multimatic, while the carbon fiber bodies will be supplied from Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, and the supercharged V8 will come from the Dearborn Engine Plant.

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