Ford’s $300,000, 800+ hp Mustang GTD is putting all supercars “on notice”


Ford debuted an all new-Mustang tonight at the Pebble Beach Concours in California, one unlike any before it.

Here’s the first paragraph of the press release for the 2025 Mustang GTD, heavy on the drama:

“Deep inside a metal storage garage hidden behind a wind tunnel building in Allen Park, Michigan, a handful of team members gathered in 2021 for a new, after-hours mission that on paper felt like an impossible dream: Design a Mustang to take on the best of European sports cars. The result is a limited-edition, ultra high-performance street-legal performance car with the soul of a Mustang. Debuting today is the all-new 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, a technological tour de force inspired by the Mustang GT3 slated to race in Le Mans next year.”

OK, here are the answers to the questions you have. The GTD name refers to the IMSA “GTD” racing class for cars that are built to FIA GT3 regulations. And, unlike a source reported this morning that we also referenced, the Mustang GTD is not mid-engined. It will cost about $300,000, before options, and be available late in 2024 or early 2025.

2025-Mustang GTD on Track 3

The Mustang GTD is a full-fledged supercar, Ford insists.

“This is our company. We’re throwing down the gauntlet and saying, ‘Come and get it.’ We’re comfortable putting everybody else on notice. I’ll take track time in a Mustang GTD against any other auto boss in their best road car,” says part-time amateur racer and full-time Ford President and CEO, Jim Farley.

The fenders, hood, the cover that replaces the trunk lid, the door sills, front splitter, rear diffuser and roof are all made from carbon fiber with optional carbon fiber front and rear fascias.  An available aero package that includes a comprehensive underbody aerodynamic tray is also done in carbon fiber and includes features pioneered in motorsports, as well as some technology that would be illegal in racing, such as hydraulically controlled front flaps to manage airflow for aerodynamic balance in coordination with the hydraulic active rear wing.

2025-Mustang GTD Rear Wing

The car will begin life at the Flat Rock, Michigan factory and be sent to Multimatic in Canada for finishing. Multimatic, of course, built the Ford GT and handles much of Ford’s sports car racing.

Where there once was a trunk is now the semi-active suspension, a hydraulic control system, and a transaxle cooling system.. A cover replaces the trunk lid and includes two air scoops to funnel air off the back glass into the area and through the heat exchangers.

Farley continues: “Mustang GTD shatters every preconceived notion of a supercar. This is a new approach for us. We didn’t engineer a road car for the track, we created a race car for the road. Mustang GTD takes racing technology from our Mustang GT3 race car, wraps it in a carbon fiber Mustang body and unleashes it for the street.”

“We obsessed about the racing technology under its skin. What makes it go is even more compelling than what you can see when it passes you by. When you look at the engineering, the aerodynamics, how the powertrain works, the Mustang GTD is a rocket ship for the road,” says Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports.

“The hardware has been carefully selected and developed to enable blistering lap time performance. The target for this project was clear – go much, much faster than we’ve ever gone before with a targeted sub-7-minute Nürburgring time. This makes it the fastest roadgoing Mustang ever from Ford,” says Greg Goodall, Ford chief program engineer.

The Mustang GTD uses a purpose-built and supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 with dual air inlets. With its 800+ hp (Ford has yet to nail down an exact figure) it’s the highest-horsepower street-legal Mustang ever. It also features the first dry-sump engine oil system fitted to a roadgoing Mustang, helping keep the engine lubricated during sustained and demanding cornering. The engine’s more than 7500 rpm redline “generates exceptional notes through the available titanium active valve exhaust system.”

2025-Mustang GTD Carbon Fiber Badge

Road grip and cornering stability for the Mustang GTD come from 325 millimeter front tires—as wide as the rear tires of the Ford GT—while the rear are 345 millimeters, and mounted on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels or available forged magnesium wheels. Brakes are Brembo carbon-ceramics.

Power is sent from the engine to the rear wheels through a carbon-fiber driveshaft connected to an eight-speed rear transaxle for near 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear. Lap time drive simulations and powertrain dyno testing led to the selection of the powertrain and transaxle architecture to put power to the ground.  

The cockpit features  premium materials including Miko suede paired with leather and carbon fiber, while digital displays aim to keep drivers engaged and in full command. Recaro seats optimized for track work are complemented by available 3D-printed titanium paddle shifters, rotary dial shifter, and serial plate, all made from retired Lockheed Martin F-22 titanium parts. The rear seating area has been removed to reduce weight and provide cargo space.  

2025-Mustang GTD Vented Front Fender

The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD can also be ordered in any color, or even color-matched to a customer-provided sample. These customizable options allow buyers to personalize their example should they choose to make it entirely unique.

Farley gets the last word: “Mustang GTD represents the very best of Ford Motor Company and what our team needs to do every day. This is what happens when we take what we’re good at and push the boundaries to see where the bubble stops. It represents the essence of the transformation we’re going through at Ford, from software to special edition cars.”




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    Since the EV’s are losing so much money, they’ve decided to make a huge profit on these to offset their losses (me thinks)!

    While EVs are the future there will always be some ICE vehicles around. I think of them like horses. ICE cars never did away with all horses.

    Ford has never said it is going electric-only. Ford gave up the sedan market because not enough were being sold to justify making them. People walking into dealerships were only looking at SUVs.

    Well done Ford and Multimatic! Look forward to seeing Ford back in sport car racing! Let’s just hope we see these on the track and street. Not just ever televised car auction.

    What has Ford been doing with the Ford GT (II) if that’s not sports car racing? And with the GT350R before that?

    The article literally says $300,000 is the base price and options are extra. No need to guess. Reading would be good though.

    Ford has miss judged the market again. These limited cars care great for magazine or now web stories but the average person never see one of them on the street or experience one in person.

    I only see the Ford Gt’s because a friend has one old and one new carbon edition. They are the only ones near by me.

    The original Ford GT should have been built and prices like the Corvette. Imagine if they had built that car to sell for below $100k beating GM to the Mid Engine Market.

    What you have here is a cool car but nothing most people will ever see away from the track or auction. The magazine or web stories will persist but Ford will not make much if any money on this deal that they really need right now.

    This car is no more a Mustang than Tim Wilkersons funny car.

    As it is the Mustang is dying. Sales are no where near what they used be volume wise. The first two years they sold a million Mustangs today they are lucky to hit 70K units.

    Ford has a car that they have built a company around but is on life support. They have plastered the name on a EV that really has nothing to do with the car and now this car. Ford is in search of a future for the Mustang and the trouble will be will they lose the name equity before they find it.

    You are so right !
    This is not a Mustang and I will never see one in my lifetime.
    Ford I am afraid the Mustang is doomed to go away

    Hyperv6 hit the nail on the head. The ’05 GT40 was a sure thing until Ford marketing got involved.
    Get over it Ford, this is not a “supercar”, it’s just a Mustang.

    That’s the point. Marketing 101. They only need them to be in magazines or be seen sporadically. These types of cars get people into dealerships. You might not be able to buy a GTD, but you can buy a GT and maybe have a little of that for yourself. It’s something Dodge has done very well with their “brotherhood of muscle” campaign while GM falls flat because they somehow made themselves more boring than Toyota with their marketing. They’ll sell every single one of these they make and then sell a pile of GT’s and 6ers because of it.

    Hyperbole much? “Misjudged the market”? WTF are you talking about? There IS no “market” for a $300,000+ Mustang in the traditional sense. Anybody who would purchase a $300+k Mustang already knows who they are. There will be no marketing campaign. There was a $100k Mustang that you think is such a killer idea… it was called the Shelby GT500. It absolutely DOMINATED the high-end performans car market with 255 made. Such a giant boost to Ford’s bottom line! The last 2 sentences were sarcasm, just in case you weren’t sure. Ford isn’t so stupid that they expect to sell 50,000 Mustangs at $300,000+. Ford knows damn well that there is a limited market for this car. And they realize it’s pretty difficult to “sell” a $300,000+ Mustang when other options in the market are pretty darn compelling in the $300k-$400,000k price range–in terms of both new and resale cars. Ford would never sell a million $100,000 800 HP Mustangs. If you want 1 million sales of Mustangs again (in a WILDLY DIFFERENT CAR MARKET THAN TODAY, in terms of competition, variety/options, and price). Ford sold a million Mustangs a year early on because they were $2500-ish with basic features. Interestingly, that’s almost exactly $25,000 in today’s money. So if you want to sell 1 million Mustangs next year, about 900,000 of them will need to be priced below around $26,000 without making the cars look “stripped”. No $100,000 Mustang is going to be more that a blip on Fords bottom line. And “all they had to do was build the $150,000 Ford GT with 1000 HP instead of 500 HP and get the price below $100,000. Are you smokin’ crack? No $100,000 car would sell remotely close to 1 million copies. You seem to be stuck thinking your ideas would solve everything for Ford–when nothing presented bears any relationship to reality.

    They will sell every one they make, people will be upset they can’t get one and most will sell for over the Manufactures suggested retail. I just hope some actually get used as cars and not just auction meat.

    This is a Homologation car so Ford can go racing, Homologation cars are rarefied beasts!

    Here’s some Homologation car from years gone by (these are worth anything) Hahaha

    Ferrari 250 GTO
    Porsche 911 GT1
    Ford GT40
    Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
    Plymouth SuperBird / Dodge Daytonna
    BMW M3 E30
    Lancia Stratos
    Camaro ZL-1 (1969)
    Porsche 911 GT2
    Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe

    Then there are some like the Pontiac 2+2 and some others that are worth nothing.

    This will be a collector car only worth something to the collectors not many others.

    GM will also offer the GT3 Corvette but it will only be available to the race teams and then private owners afterword’s.

    But in GM’s case they offered what parts to buy to convert your C8 into a GT3.

    This car is like a Toyota Camry that was never offered in RWD or a V8 that it never offered to the public. Win on Sunday and sell on Monday is not possible.

    ” it’s a rocket ship for the road”
    It’s all I need. Daddy Warbucks
    buying his spoiled 16 yo brat a 210mph car for the streets where everyone else is averaging 25- 60 mph.

    As an owner and Stang fan, the electric potato abomination masquerading as a Mustang was the beginning of the end.

    @ Mike Coughlin you said it right. It’s a Ford Mustang, good luck trying to recover this money when you roll it out of the showroom. It’s related to the Mach E – ha. Marketing has taken over at ford they are lost lost lost. If I had that money to burn, no matter what Ford executes, it would go to a true premium brand.
    Brand image builder – not! It relates to the Mustang E Car; thoughtful – not! Glad I sold my 66 GT350.

    Not being mid engined makes more sense with using the Mustang name. It’s very thought out ion the aero department for sure. I’m sure it will be an amazing car but I doubt I will ever see one in person.

    I would have liked to see this priced around a Z06, 100-150k. That makes more sense to me. Although even at that price, I’m not a customer. But as stated elsewhere, they’ll sell every one. Maybe a handful won’t be garage queens. Also, I hope they do plan on a “GT500-ish” model that lands somewhere more affordable. Mustang! A car for the masses! Meanwhile, 60 grand for a GT.

    This is our company. We’re throwing down the gauntlet and saying, ‘Come and get it.’ We’re comfortable putting everybody else on notice. I’ll take track time in a Mustang GTD against any other auto boss in their best road car,” says part-time amateur racer and full-time Ford President and CEO, Jim Farley.

    Then Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer shows up in his Bugatti Chiron Super Sport and says lets race Jimmy Boy !

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