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Will Corvette, Porsche, Or Audi Deliver Something This Extreme?

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Multimatic Supercar Supercharged Predator 5.2L V8 Coyote Transmission Tires Wheels

This is it. Whereas Dodge shows us how to go fastest in a straight line with the 1,025 hp Challenger Demon 170, Ford Performance is showing what a muscle car is capable of being around a road course. Dissecting all of the details and data on this street-legal race car has made one thing very clear: the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD will be the pinnacle of the Mustang family. Beyond any Shelby, beyond any performance pack, beyond any other special edition. And this is because the Mustang GTD is highly, highly based on the the recently-revealed Mustang GT3 race car that will begin competition next year. Much like the Ford GT before it, the Mustang GTD is a radical homologation special that destined to be the poster car of just about any young car enthusiast, and we’re here for all of it.

Similar to the origin story of the latest Ford GT, the Mustang GTD was formulated in an underground room deep within the bowels of the company’s Allen Park campus. It all started in 2021, just as the Ford GT was approaching its end of life cycle. And once again, Ford’s called upon the might of Multimatic Motorsports to build and sell these radical cars, just as it did with the GT. And, perhaps most importantly, the Mustang GTD has something the Ford GT never had: a V8 engine. And not just any V8: a next-generation Predator 5.2L supercharged V8.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Multimatic Supercar Supercharged Predator 5.2L V8 Coyote Transmission Tires Wheels

Engine Details Of The S650 Ford Mustang GTD

While not a street-legal version of the M-Sport 5.4L Coyote V8 found in the Mustang GT3, this new 5.2L supercharged V8 delivers record horsepower for a Mustang, targeting 800 hp. Likely more, when it’s all said and done. The engine features dual air inlets, fed by the supercharger, sending forced air into a combustion chamber where titanium-rodded pistons will push as fast as 7,500 RPM. From there, the air is sent to a titanium active-vale exhaust system, producing music. To accomodate for cooling, much of the front engine bay has been cleared out, allowing for superior airflow. The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD also features a dry-sump oil system to keep the engine appropriately lubricated during high-G cornering events. Hopefully many high-G cornering events. Power is sent through an 8-speed rear-mounted transaxle, where the trunk used to be, in an effort to achieve near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

The targeted Nurburgring time for the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD? Under 7 minutes. And probably well under 7 minutes. For the record, the current Porsche 911 GT3 RS can do the dance in roughly 6:55. But even that supercar looks like a junior varsity attempt compared to this newly hatched carbon-fiber bodied fire-breather.

The horsepower, carbon fiber body, and radical aero work are all one thing. Here’s the real party piece: the interior features (optional) parts from a retired Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor, the most formidable fighter jet known to mankind. The 3D-printed titanium paddle shifters, rotary dial shifter and serial plate, are all crafted from the titanium of the F-22. Missile lock, baby.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Multimatic Supercar Supercharged Predator 5.2L V8 Coyote Transmission Tires Wheels Suspension Chassis Platform Brakes Engine

Chassis Details

The chassis, as expected, is radically different from the standard S650 Mustang. Where there once was a trunk is now the semi-active suspension, a hydraulic control system, and a transaxle cooling system that uses a race-inspired cover that replaces the trunk lid and includes two air scoops to funnel air off the back glass into the area and through the heat exchangers. Its track is 4-inches wider than an S650 Mustang GT. The rear suspension is now an inboard pushrod design with Multimatic spool valve dampers. And the front tires are even wider than what we saw on the rear of the bygone Ford GT: 325-mm wide Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires. These rubbers are barely street legal, and will allow for absurd grip upon corner turn-in. In back the tires measure 345-mm wide, the same width as the C8 Corvette Z06. Same tires, too.

This thing is a carbon-bodied supercharged steam roller that will do to Porsches on the track what Sidewinder missiles do to MiGs: obliterate them. As for cross-town rival Corvette, there are still quite a few things coming, so we’ll have to see how well the Ford Mustang GTD stacks up against the likes of a C8 ZR1 or even the Zora hypercar. Certainly, for the price, the pony will have to do well. That’s because the hand-built Mustang GTD will start at $300,000 USD.

Ford Mustang GTD Price, Availability And Ordering

Yup, $300-grand, for a Mustang. A Mustang that will start production at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, before its sent to Multimatic in Markham, Canada, where the real work will begin. The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD will be available in late 2024 or early 2025. So it will be a bit, but potential customers are invited to visit for more. As for whether or not the Ford GT approval process is going to be applied here, that’s TBA. As is the build volume.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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