Ford Performance has competed in SRO GT4 racing with the Mustang since 2017. This means that the roar of a Coyote V8 has been heard by crowds all over the world. And keeping with that global tradition, the new S650 Mustang GT4 has officially debuted today, just ahead of the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in eastern Belgium, referred to many as one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world.
The new GT4 race car is based around the first-ever 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, as is the mightier Mustang GT3 (pictured next to it). Tying things together further is a livery from Troy Lee Designs, who also did the reveal liveries for the Mustang GT3 and all-electric SuperVan 4.2.
“The Mustang GT4 is a key member of our motorsports lineup,” said Global Director Mark Rushbrook, Ford Performance Motorsports. “It’s placement between the Mustang GT3 and soon-to-be-unveiled Mustang Dark Horse R keeps the brand in competition at all levels of on-track performance and is an important part of our customer racing program. With this new version, based off the seventh generation’s new Dark Horse model, we’ve upped the game and are ready to challenge an entire world of competitors.”
Continued Ford-Multimatic Partnership
Ford Performance has trusted Multimatic Motorsports with a lot, and will continue to do so with the new Mustang GT4 race car. The Ontario-based company will build each and every Mustang GT4, just as it will the GT3 car, and the Ford Bronco DR, now that it’s no longer building the mighty Ford GT supercar. Meanwhile, the Ford Coyote-based V8 race engines in the Mustang GT4, developed fully in-house by Ford Performance, will be assembled by Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.
“We’re proud to work with so many great partners on these race vehicle programs, said Christian Hertrich, Motorsports powertrain manager, Ford Performance. “It’s also special to be able to do all of the engine work for the Mustang GT4 fully in-house. We’ve got a great team, and I’m excited for Mustang fans to see the Mustang GT4 in action.”
The Mustang GT4 race car also features Multimatic DSSV dampers, a Holinger dog-ring gearbox, paddle shifters with pneumatic actuation, natural fiber composite body panels, as well as a unique aero package developed to meet GT4 category targets.
Racers and teams interested in acquiring a Mustang GT4 can start their ordering process through Ford Performance here.
More S650 Ford Mustang Race Cars On The Way
As teased during the September 2022 reveal of the new 2024 S650 Ford Mustang, there are several more race cars beyond the Australian Supercar, GT3, and GT4 cars that have yet to debut. These include the upcoming Mustang Dark Horse R, Dark Horse S, as well as a new NHRA dragster and NASCAR stock car.