- Ford CEO Jim Farley posted a video to Twitter exhibiting the corporate’s upcoming Mustang GT3 race automobile lapping at Sebring.
- That is the primary we have seen (or heard) something in regards to the upcoming manufacturing facility GT3 automobile since Ford introduced it in September.
- Farley additionally tweeted a rhetorical query, hinting at a possible future roadgoing model of the GT3 racer.
Wherever you’re proper now, cease. Now flip your quantity as excessive as it should go and benefit from the stunning soundtrack of a naturally aspirated V-8. Ford CEO Jim Farley took to Twitter right now to indicate the corporate’s upcoming Mustang GT3 race automobile turning laps at Sebring, and the audio is wonderful.
That is the primary we have seen (and, extra vital, heard) of the manufacturing facility GT3 Mustang since Ford introduced its plan to launch six new racing variations of the S650 Mustang again in September. The GT3 will not formally debut till the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2024, however that is not stopping Ford from constructing hype now.
This model of the GT3 is being developed collectively by Ford Efficiency and Multimatic, and it is going to be powered by a revised model of the Coyote V-8 bored to five.4 liters. The photographs present a Mustang that has undergone critical and mandatory modifications to finish 24-hour races like Daytona and Le Mans.
Enormous fenders wrap round a set of meaty racing tires, whereas each seen piece of bodywork seems to be to be produced from light-weight carbon fiber. The automobile has a particularly aggressive lip on the entrance, and a big diffuser on the rear. Visually, the actual present stopper is the rear wing mounted to not the rear decklid, however as a substitute to the rear pillars of the automobile. Ford made certain to remind us that the regardless of being a thoroughbred race automobile, the GT3 automobile shares DNA with the upcoming Mustang Darkish Horse.
However we already knew race automobiles regarded and sounded nice. The actually fascinating half got here from Farley’s second tweet. The Ford CEO bought again on Twitter an hour after he posted the clip of the GT3 and requested his followers if Ford ought to make a street model.
Mr. Farley, I feel all of us agree. The reply is a powerful sure. Please ship your first instance to the Automotive and Driver workplace ASAP.
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After a quick stint as a detailer for a neighborhood dealership group in school, he knew he wanted a extra everlasting approach to drive all the brand new automobiles he couldn’t afford and determined to pursue a profession in auto writing. By hounding his school professors on the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was in a position to journey Wisconsin looking for out tales within the auto world earlier than touchdown his dream job at Automotive and Driver. His new objective is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.