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Since the new-generation, global model Ford Mustang was released back in 2015, the company has been churning out limited edition models every other month, but this latest creation which goes by the name of Mustang GTD has to be the coolest. The Ford Mustang as we know it already looks good, but this one looks like it was given a makeover without any budget restraints. As you’d expect, it will only be available in limited numbers and thanks to everything that’s included in the package, it will be eye-wateringly expensive - $300 000 expensive. To be fair, while it does looks like a modern Mustang, it’s actually a supercar disguised as one. There’s extensive use of carbon fibre in the body, fully adjustable suspension, active aero, magnesium wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon fibre propshaft, a titanium exhaust, an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and a supercharged V8 that will reportedly have more than 800 hp available to exploit. This car features the best of the best components that are usually reserved exclusively for track cars, but it will be legal for road use making it a sought-after ultra-high-performance Mustang. This will be the Mustang of all Mustangs, even after the next limited edition car drops in a few months.  

“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 fibre Mustang body and unleashes it for the street.” said Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO.  As you would have noticed when we mentioned some features, everything is made from lightweight materials to keep the weight as low as possible and get as close as possible to a perfect 50/50 weight distribution - which it does. A typical racecar formula. Much attention was paid to improving the aero, which is why the GTD looks so fantastical with all those angled carbon fibre panels, scoops and intakes when you park it alongside a regular Mustang. The 5.2-litre supercharged V8 also has some race-spec tweaks like dual air inlets and a dry sump oil system, a first for a road-legal Ford. The cockpit is as expected, race-inspired. There’s carbon fibre and Miko suede and leather making it all quite premium, and having the 3D-printed titanium paddle shifters, rotary dial shifter and serial plate created from retired Lockheed Martin F-22 titanium parts is pretty rad. The only thing the GTD needs that could have been included, even as an option, is a factory-fitted rear roll cage. There’s a lot of awesomeness wrapped up in the Mustang GTD, and you can read up on it all over here. We’re pretty sure the GTD will be back in the news just before customers get their orders because of this comment from Greg Goodall, Ford chief program engineer: “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.”  We’re patiently waiting for footage of that testing…

Take a look at the YouTube video showing off the rather impressive-looking Ford Mustang GTD, a true racecar for the road complete with all the best technologies taken from the Mustang GT3 that was recently released for worldwide GT racing competition. This thing will be quite handy at weekend track days and time attack events, and can still be used for the daily commute if so desired. If it was ours, it would 100 % become a daily to show off in: The First-Ever Ford Mustang GTD | Ford | Ford Motor Company

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