Ford Mustang GTD Update

Ford Mustang GTD

As Ford wraps up applications for the initial two years of Mustang GTD production, they are gearing up to introduce the most advanced Mustang ever to Europe. Set to make its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mustang GTD will also undergo rigorous testing on European roads, culminating in a highly anticipated timed run at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in the fourth quarter of 2024.

“We’ve extensively tested the Mustang GTD across North America, including laps at Sebring International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. These efforts are all part of our goal to engineer a car capable of lapping the Nürburgring in under seven minutes,” stated Greg Goodall, Chief Program Engineer for the Mustang GTD. “Transitioning to European roads and dedicated test sessions at the Nürburgring is the next crucial step before our timed run later this year.”

Designed to rival Europe’s finest supercars, the all-new Mustang GTD will follow its European debut at Le Mans with appearances at the 24 Hours of Spa and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In conjunction with the Mustang GTD’s European debut, Ford will launch a new online storytelling series. This series will delve into the sophisticated components and engineering that elevate this Mustang to supercar status, featuring life-like computer-generated renderings to showcase its cutting-edge suspension, supercharged V8 engine targeting over 800 horsepower, and more.

As the Mustang GTD makes its across Europe, Ford is set to begin accepting applications from eager prospective owners. The application window for North American consumers closed on May 21, attracting over 7,500 applicants for the 2025 and 2026 model years. These applicants represent a diverse range of interests, with a significant portion coming from the motorsports community. Notably, over 20 percent of the traffic on the Mustang GTD application website came from motorsport enthusiasts. Among individual applicants, one in four are existing Mustang owners, while one in five own a competitor’s vehicle with similar performance capabilities.

“With the Mustang GTD, our goal was to create a road-going race car that embodies the spirit of a Mustang and the determination to surpass Europe’s finest,” said Jim Owens, Mustang GTD Brand Manager. “The enthusiastic response from North American consumers, whether they own a rival’s sports car or another Mustang, reflects the Mustang GTD’s race-derived performance and appeal.”

Stay tuned as the Mustang GTD prepares to conquer European roads and circuits, setting a new benchmark for performance and engineering excellence. Learn more about the full Mustang lineup at Future Ford of Roseville, and check out our new Ford inventory and specials below.

Source: Ford Media