The Ford Mustang GT4 The First Seventh-Era to Race
Final month, Ford introduced a plethora of latest or transformed racing autos resembling the seventh-generation Mustang unveiled throughout the identical presentation. Whereas the Blue Oval’s newest pony automotive might be accessible to clients in Summer season 2023, the racing iterations of the brand new Mustang are anticipated to hit tracks all over the world in 2024.
Nevertheless, Multimatic confirmed the brand new Mustang GT4 will be accessible in 2023, earlier than its counterparts set to compete for different classes. Ford’s motorsports companion additionally acknowledged that it’ll reveal the brand new Mustang GT3 throughout the 2023 Tremendous Sebring weekend subsequent March. The occasion weekend will characteristic each main sports activities automotive championships on the similar venue, with the FIA World Endurance Championship holding the 1,000 Miles of Sebring alongside the IMSA Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. These are additionally the 2 most distinguished championships that the Mustang GT3 will compete in beginning in 2024.
Larry Holt, Vice President of Multimatic Particular Autos Operations, stated:
“Invoice Ford and Jim Farley are racers and they’re completely dedicated to having the seventh-generation Mustang raced by clients in each class potential, all around the world; it’s a unbelievable imaginative and prescient. I’m proud that Multimatic has been chosen to assist execute part of that imaginative and prescient with the event of the GT3 and GT4 vehicles. However as Mr. Ford acknowledged as he closed the night of celebrating the brand new automotive’s launch, what Ford actually desires is to be again at Le Mans, this time with Mustang! Ditto from my facet of the partnership.”
Multimatic hasn’t introduced a selected GT4 launch date, merely stating, “The GT4 might be accessible for purchasers to race later within the 2023 season.” The GT4 will probably make its aggressive debut in the midst of both the 2023 IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem season or the 2023 season of the SRO-managed GT4 America Sequence. With the autos in GT4 being largely-modified manufacturing vehicles raced by clients, it is smart that the Mustang GT4 can be the primary able to run within the fleet of upcoming Mustangs.