2025 Ford Mustang GTD Preview – New Supercar from Ford Performance and Multimatic

By Steve Laser

With a legacy spanning nearly 60 years, and so many special and unique models along the way, it’s tough to describe the “ultimate” Mustang®. Well, the upcoming 2025 Mustang GTD supercar might be it.

Imagine a very limited-edition, GT3-inspired Mustang, crafted by Ford Performance and Multimatic, fitted with all the goodies, that puts out an estimated 800+ horsepower, and can be driven on the street. Then imagine an MSRP that starts at $300,000, and the GTD suddenly becomes OMG.

And yet, this could also become the ultimate collectible Mustang, so those with deep pockets could park it in the garage and perhaps wait for it to become even more valuable in the future. However, it would be a shame to have a Mustang with so much potential and not drive it.

Loaded with racing tech, the GTD features a lightweight wide-body crafted with ample carbon fiber panels. An available active rear wing is fixed to the C-pillars and controlled hydraulically.

The fenders, hood, rear deck cover, door sills, front splitter, rear diffuser and even the roof are carbon fiber. To cap it off, the front and rear fascias can be specified as carbon fiber components. Also available is an aero package with a carbon fiber underbody tray.

The Mustang GTD powertrain features a supercharged 5.2-liter dry-sump V8 teamed with a rear-mounted 8-speed dual-clutch transaxle. There’s an estimated 7,500-rpm redline and available titanium active valve exhaust system. And with 800+ ponies, it’s expected to be the “highest horsepower street-legal Mustang ever developed by Ford.”

Other neat stuff includes a semi-active suspension system that varies spring rates and ride height. Selecting “Track Mode” is said to lower the ride by about 40mm. Twenty-inch forged aluminum, or available magnesium, wheels are wrapped with performance 325mm wide front and 345mm rear tires, and the brakes are Brembo™ carbon ceramic.

Interior photos were not available at press time, yet the GTD is said to feature Miko suede, leather, and carbon fiber finishes, digital displays, and Recaro® seats. The available 3D-printed titanium paddle shifters, plus the rotary dial shifter, and the serial plate are made from “retired” Lockheed Martin® F-22 titanium.

While a rear seat and a trunk are not part of the deal, customizable options offer the chance to select from various hues for the interior plus a variety of option packages. The GTD is also said to be available by special order in “any color” and even “color-matched to a customer-provided sample.”

The Mustang GTD is planned to be initially built at the Flat Rock plant, and then transferred to Multimatic in Canada, where the Ford Performance and Multimatic teams will complete the build. Availability is expected to begin in late 2024 or early 2025.

Note: Prototype vehicles shown. Features, specifications, availability, and prices are subject to change without notice.

News source and photos courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

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