2025 Ford Mustang: The Supercar Performance Race Car Review

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2025 Ford Mustang GT is a model that can be said to be the last remaining muscle car. Despite the lack of direct competition, Ford is doubling down on its efforts in 2024 and reinventing the famous Mustang. The Mustang is available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a conventional 5.0-liter V8 and comes in a variety of trim levels to suit a wide range of buyers. Ford will introduce a new Mustang model, the GTD, in 2025.

The GTD version of the model was heavily inspired by its race car sibling the Mustang GT3, with race car features such as a pushrod-actuated suspension, adjustable dampers, and a rear transaxle (which integrated the transmission and rear differential into one compact unit). Oh, and it has a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces up to 800 horsepower.

2025 Ford Mustang Review

As far as we’re concerned it theoretically shares the 2024 Ford Mustang S650’s base and floor plan, pillars, glass, and general interior layout but stripped down with Recaro seats up front and no rear seats, and some common parts. We believe the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD Model is a very different beast from the Dark Horse. The GTD features a reworked engine, eight-speed rear transaxle transmission, and modified brake and suspension systems. Surface changes were made to improve aerodynamics and heat evacuation.

Farley believes the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, with its adaptive suspension dampers and adjustable traction control, outperforms the GT3 race car. His opinion was supported by American Joey Hand and British Harry Tincknell, two drivers who will drive the car in top sports car events next year, including IMSA’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona in January and Le Mans in June, and who helped design racing and road cars.

Ford’s strategy is to take the race car and make some changes to the road, to outperform GT3 competitors like Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, and Aston Martin at Le Mans and on the road, according to Farley. In classic Farley style, he even threw down the gauntlet via a quote attributed to him in official press materials for the Mustang GTD: “This is our company, we threw down the gauntlet and said, ‘Come and get him.’ We’re happy to tell everyone. I’ll be taking track time in a Mustang GTD against other automotive bosses in their best road cars.”

There’s no doubt that GTD will be fast. The Shelby GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine has been tweaked slightly to provide motivation. In GTD form, the blown-eight bent-eight engine will produce around 800 horsepower—up from the GT500’s 760 horsepower—and redline at 7500 rpm.

A dry sump oil system must allow the engine to keep all eight cylinders well lubricated on the track. Despite these improvements, the engine remains in the same mounting location as the GT500. A titanium Akrapovic exhaust pushes hot air through two large pipes that protrude from the rear fascia.

We think the GTD has a launch control system to maximize the traction provided by the large 345/30ZR-20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R rear tire. Ford equipped the GTD with 325/30ZR-20 tires, which are some of the largest tires we’ve seen on the front of a production car.

The special suspension makes maximum use of rubber traction. Multimatic adaptive spool-valve (ASV) dampers are combined with an unequal-length control arm front suspension, while the rear features a pushrod-style multilink configuration with internally mounted ASV dampers and coil springs.

Forged aluminum wheels are common, but lighter forged magnesium wheels are also available to reduce unsprung weight. Huge carbon-ceramic braking rotors are hidden behind the GTD’s wheels. Special cooling channels help prevent the front rotor from overheating.

2025 Ford Mustang

2025 Ford Mustang GT Specs

The 2025 Ford Mustang specifications mark a new era for the Mustang series. Using a dry-sump version of the 760-horsepower engine featured in the Mustang Shelby GT500, the GTD provides even more power, resulting in a formidable performance vehicle. The GTD’s price reflects its status as a high-performance machine, and it may be comparable in value to some residential homes.

2025 Ford Mustang Redesign

Externally, the Mustang GTD mimics its race car predecessor. However, the interior design contains street-car aspects. The inside is made up of suede, leather, and carbon fiber. Recaro bucket front seats add to the GTD’s sporty appearance while deleting the back cushions reduces weight and somewhat increases storage room.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD

The triangle makes sense now. Ford created the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse as a performance variant of the seventh-generation Mustang. Engineers utilized it as the foundation for the Mustang GT3, which will race in 2024, to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans GT-class trophy with a pony car. The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, named after the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona (GT3-spec cars) competition class, will have over 800 horsepower and will be a $300,000 global street-legal track monster. This completes the series-production Mustang triangle. Ford CEO Jim Farley describes it as a “sophisticated techno badass.” You had us at “badass.”

While there has always been a progression in the Mustang lineup that amps up the performance, Farley says the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is not part of that trajectory: “This is a complete right turn. This is about taking on the European elite as a complete underdog. We believe that as everyone leaves this segment, we want to be seen as an American company everywhere the car is sold around the world. We’re unapologetically American.” From what we see of the Mustang GTD.

  • The race car-inspired Mustang GTD will have 800 horsepower and cost more than $300,000.
  • No further significant changes are foreseen.
  • Part of the seventh Mustang generation, launched in 2024.

The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is expected to have a huge effect on the automotive industry. Its remarkable performance, design, and restricted manufacturing make it a much-awaited vehicle. This article will go over the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD specifications, including performance, design, technology, and availability.

Ford’s six-figure Mustang has a transaxle, fancy aerodynamics, and produces around 800 horsepower.

  • Ford has unveiled a particularly special version of the Mustang known as the GTD.
  • It features a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine, active aerodynamics, and numerous track-oriented enhancements.
  • It will cost roughly $300,000 and will be manufactured in limited quantities beginning next year.

After seeing a clay model of the Ford Mustang GT3 race car in the design studio, Ford CEO Jim Farley determined the Blue Oval needed to make it a road vehicle. Built on the aim to win Le Mans with a Mustang, the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is essentially the street-legal version of Ford’s future racer, which will debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona before proceeding to Le Mans.

Without the constraints of racing rules, the GTD street vehicle will have more power (about 800 horsepower) and active aerodynamic characteristics that are prohibited in the series in which Ford will compete with the Mustang GT3. Ford hopes to create a limited number of street-legal GTDs, to compete with the world’s best track cars.

As he puts it, “It’s for AMG Black, Aston Martin, Porsche GT3 RS. We want to beat it [the GT3 RS] at Le Mans, but we [also] want to beat it as a street car.”

GTD Brings the Wing

To make the most of its aerodynamic design, the GTD’s body descends nearly 1.6 inches with the push of a single button. The enormous wing hanging off the C-pillar is an optional upgrade, and it will include a hydraulically operated active drag-reduction system (DRS) to improve downforce as needed.

Pressure-reducing vents in the front fenders and hood resemble components from a dedicated Le Mans racer. For those seeking the most extreme aero package, Ford will provide a carbon-fiber underbody with hydraulically controlled, active front flaps.

In-person, the GTD is incredibly broad, with dramatic fender sculpting. The approximately $300,000 Mustang variant’s four-inch wider track, aggressive stance, and enhanced proportions made the Shelby GT500 that Ford parked beside appear like Danny DeVito to the GTD’s Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The prototype vehicle’s tinted windshield blocked our view of the interior. Nonetheless, we spotted the new Mustang’s big gauge cluster and touchscreen screens, as well as a set of racing-style Recaro front seats. There are no rear seats. As befits its large wing, the GTD’s options menu features a 3-D-printed rotary shifter and shift paddles constructed from Lockheed Martin F-22 titanium parts.

Production of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is still more than a year away, with the Blue Oval intending to construct between 1000 and 2000 units of this monster Mustang. We’re confident Ford will sell every last one.

Ford Performance + Multimatic equals Mustang GTD.

The GTD, designed and manufactured by Ford Performance and Multimatic, begins life as a body-in-white standard Mustang that leaves the model’s Flat Rock, Michigan production and travels north to Multimatic’s factory in Ontario, Canada. Following that, the back of the Mustang shell is surgically modified to accommodate the GTD’s transaxle, which has a Tremec eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. A transaxle cooler installed on the trunk lid cools the gearbox. Ford says there’s still trunk space under the transaxle-cooler ducting and radiator, but we didn’t see it.

Fitting a transaxle that connects to the front-mounted engine via a carbon-fiber prop shaft pushes the weight balance rearward. Ford claims the GTD has a nearly 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution, which compares favorably to the Mustang Shelby GT500’s 56.6/43.4 percent.

For the time being, the final weight of the GTD is unknown. Except for the metal door skins, the rest of the bodywork is made of carbon fiber. Before you ask, exposed carbon-fiber panels (like on the GT supercar) are being considered. However, such a solution may eventually prove too intricate and costly.

2025 Ford Mustang

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Features

Ford’s Mustang GTD is a wild horse. We go into why it’s such a tech tour de force. Ford never meant to produce a $300,000 Mustang, but after witnessing a clay model of the Mustang GT3 race vehicle, the Blue Oval’s CEO felt the business needed to create a road car based on the competition model. The 2025 Mustang GTD is the result of that endeavor.

Although the two Mustang models share stylistic cues, the GTD is more than just a street-legal Mustang GT3. For example, the road-going GTD lacks the naturally aspirated V-8, dog-tooth gearbox, and tube frame of its racing counterpart. Instead, the forthcoming flagship Mustang is powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8, a Tremec dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the same basic unibody structure as the less powerful four-cylinder EcoBoost, V-8 GT, and Dark Horse models.

Still, the GTD borrows many engineering elements from the race car. No surprise, given that Ford has outsourced production of both vehicles to Multimatic (the same company that built the second-generation Ford GT). In many ways, the GTD goes beyond the limits of the track car, which must follow racing laws and regulations.

Triple Crown

The supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 from the departing Mustang Shelby GT500 finds a new home beneath the GTD’s hood. It produces around 800 horsepower here (compared to the Shelby’s 760 horsepower). To counteract the nose-heaviness caused by the front-mounted V-8, the GTD, like the GT3 race vehicle, has a transaxle, which allows the super Stang to attain nearly even front-to-rear weight distribution.

Pushrod Power

The revised rear end retains a 1:1 motion ratio between the pushrod and the inboard damper, ensuring direct mechanical communication between the wheel and the suspension. Although the front end lacks sophisticated pushrods, it replaces the normal Mustang’s double ball-joint struts with unequal-length control arms.

Something to talk about.

The doughnut-shaped reservoir of the dry-sump oil system now occupies the position previously occupied by the transmission, a first for any road-going Mustang.

Spool Party

Multimatic installs its Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) dampers in all four corners of the GTD. Unlike DSSV units found in vehicles such as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, ASV dampers have a motor that allows them to vary between 16 different bumps and rebound response settings. To accommodate them, Multimatic had to rebuild the Mustang’s rear suspension, which now included inboard-mounted dampers that sliced through the trunk to rest on the transmission. Track mode lowers the ride height by roughly 1.6 inches.

Junk in the trunk

The trunk foregoes standard cargo space in favor of housing some of the car’s most important mechanical components. (Don’t worry, the two-seat GTD has storage in the space normally filled by a Mustang’s rear seats.) This features a gearbox cooler that gets air from two scoops at the leading edge of the trunk lid. The air leaves through vents between the taillights.

The Horsey Says Neigh

The GTD may be equipped with an Akrapovič titanium exhaust to match its powerful appearance. That’s a high standard, given that the GTD already appears to be the type of Mustang that will chase down lesser sports cars only to use their electrical looms to floss the flesh from of its figurative teeth.

Aero Pointer

Despite the lack of specifics, a Multimatic official told us that the GTD will produce more downforce at 150 mph than a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. A variety of components contribute to the GTD’s impressive aerodynamics. A large rear wing is standard, but the optional aero kit replaces it with an active one (and adds hidden front-axle flaps). Hydraulic actuators are installed in the unusual C-pillar pylons to regulate the angle of attack.


A set of 20-inch aluminum forged aluminum wheels is standard. Optional 20-inch forged magnesium wheels reduce additional unsprung mass.

2025 Ford Mustang

2025 Ford Mustang

What else? The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD sports a bigger body, and the track is 4 inches wider than the Mustang GT’s. In terms of aerodynamics, it features an aggressive front splitter, vented hood and fenders, and a massive active rear wing located on the C-pillars. Most GT3 vehicles attach their rear wing on the rear decklid, but Ford installed it on the pillar to increase stiffness, directly over the rear axle, so the downforce is directed over the rear suspension. The trunk hatch is modest, but don’t expect a vast cargo area: the semi-active suspension and cooling systems take up most of the trunk space.

Ford has not specified the car’s curb weight, although it has a significant amount of carbon fiber to keep it as light as possible. The Blue Oval and Multimatic use the material to make the hood, front splitter, fenders, door sills, trunk lid cover, rear diffuser, and roof. Optional carbon-fiber front and rear fascias will be available.

The doors, however, remain constructed of steel. Ford also intends to offer an aero package that includes a carbon-fiber underbody tray, “as well as some technology that would be illegal in racing, such as hydraulically controlled front flaps to manage airflow for aerodynamic balance in coordination with the active rear wing.” If some of this reminds you of Porsche’s latest 911 GT3 RS, you’re right—except the Mustang GTD will deliver a lot more horsepower.


While precise information on the technology used in the Mustang GTD is currently unavailable, Ford is expected to outfit their flagship vehicle with cutting-edge advances. These technical innovations are likely to improve the driver’s and passengers’ driving experiences, safety measures, and connectivity possibilities. As additional information becomes available, we will share in-depth details on the technology built within the 2025 Mustang GTD.

2025 Ford Mustang Engine

The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is powered by a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8, a more powerful version of the GT500 engine, with a dry-sump oil system (typical of race vehicles), and is linked to an eight-speed dual-clutch rear-transaxle gearbox operated by paddle shifters. According to Ford, the engine would produce more than 800 horsepower and have a redline of more than 7,500 rpm.

The V-8’s output far exceeds the Dark Horse’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8, which produces 500 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque—and it easily outguns the GT3 race car, which boosts its naturally aspirated V-8 to 5.4-liters for durability but is limited by racing rules to somewhere between 500 and 550 horsepower. Jim Baumbick, Ford’s vice president of product development operations and quality, believes the supercharged 5.2-liter engine is the best fit for the GTD in terms of weight, packaging, efficiency, and performance.

The choice to use supercharging was made shortly throughout the development phase. He will not provide 0-60-mph or other performance data, but he does state Ford is aiming for a Nürburgring Nordschleife time in less than 7 minutes. That will easily make the GTD the fastest roadgoing Mustang (if you didn’t already know that).

Pro driver Hand describes how the aerodynamic drag-reduction system removes downforce from the car to increase straight-line speed, comparable to the technique used in Formula One but not permitted in GT-class racing. Along with the increased horsepower, the road car has an edge over the Mustang GT3.

The transmission was also shifted from behind the front-mounted engine to the back of the vehicle for a 50/50 weight distribution and improved torque delivery. Moving the transmission rearward was a “smoking hard problem to solve,” according to Larry Holt, executive vice president of Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations, whom Farley refers to be the car’s father, along with Ford’s crew.

2025 Ford Mustang V8 Power

The V8-powered car, once popular among both enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts, is now a rarity. However, the Mustang continues to provide the tried-and-true powertrain in three different configurations. In the GT, this 5.0-liter V8 produces 480 horsepower, while in the high-performance Dark Horse, it produces 500 horsepower. of 2025, the GTD will get a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 (similar to the engine of the much-missed GT500) with over 800 horsepower. As an added benefit, Ford still offers a six-speed manual transmission for the GT and Dark Horse models.

2025 Ford Mustang Performance

The Mustang GTD is named after IMSA’s Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) racing class. It is the most powerful Mustang ever made by Ford, outperforming even the GT3 race vehicle. The GTD, powered by a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 engine, is predicted to produce over 800 horsepower, while the GT3 race car uses a 5.4-litre V8 engine that produces roughly 500 horsepower.

The Mustang GTD’s clever semi-active Multimatic DSSV spool-valve suspension features hydraulically actuated multiple spring rates and two ride-height settings—40mm lower in Track mode. According to Farley, it increases top speed by 15-20 mph. According to Hand, the adaptive spool-valve damper technology prevents the car from bouncing up and down excessively on difficult tracks and highways.

According to Ford, by adjusting the dampers in real time for each corner, the suspension can go from full stiff to full soft in 10 milliseconds. The dampers are positioned horizontally with pushrod actuation, a suspension design used in high-performance race vehicles.

His co-driver, Tincknell, was surprised at how comparable the street vehicle is to the race car in simulations, with tremendous downforce levels and more than 800 horsepower, as well as a 50/50 weight balance that allows for improved handling and stability. The upgraded electronics and option to alter traction control and ABS add to the promise of great handling. “There’s some cool tech on this car we wish we had on the race car, honestly,” he said. Sir, take it up with the rulebook.

The Mustang GTD is equipped with 20-inch lightweight magnesium wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust, and Michelin R-compound tires measuring 345 in the front and 375 in the rear, the stickiest street-legal race-spec tire Ford could acquire for a road car. All of these performance enhancements should make the car very straightforward to drive for experienced enthusiasts.

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2025 Ford Mustang GTD Price

The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD will cost $300,000 or more, with Ford producing approximately 2,000 units, according to Farley. The firm will use an allotment and concierge system similar to the one used to distribute the limited-edition Ford GT, which includes an application procedure and criteria that rewarded committed Ford performance vehicle consumers while discouraging car flippers. Some potential purchasers increased their chances by traveling to Monterey, California, this week for an early look at the car ahead of its public debut as part of Monterey Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance events.

Ford is now taking names but not orders. Farley says he’ll buy one. He will be in line after executive chairman Bill Ford, who is ranked first. Farley earned No. 4 in the GT, trailing some Ford family members. The CEO believes GTD purchasers will be folks who already own Fords, have a GT in their garage, possibly some other exotics, and cherish track days.

The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD trim levels are expected to be released toward the end of 2024 or early in 2025. However, Ford intends to create only a limited run of about 1,000 cars, echoing the exclusivity of their Le Mans-winning GT hypercar program. Purchasing a Mustang GTD will need more than just money; potential purchasers must also have the appropriate influence and contacts. This exclusivity boosts the Mustang GTD’s desirability and collectability.

  • Beginning around $34,000.

2025 Ford Mustang Release Date

The GTD will begin life at Ford’s Mustang plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, before being sent to Multimatic’s Markham, Ontario, facility for handcrafting. The new Mustang GT3 and GT4 racers, as well as the Ford GT, are built by Multimatic, a carbon-fiber automobile manufacturer. (Multimatic President Raj Nair previously led Ford’s product development.)

According to Baumbick, some crash testing will be required, but not the entire slate of tests, because the car employs the same fundamental structure as the previously tested S650 Mustangs. The first models are planned to arrive in late 2024 or early 2025, with buyers able to have them painted any color they like.

  • Release Date: Fall 2024


The Mustang’s conventional opponents, the Camaro and Challenger, are now relegated to history, making direct competitors difficult to identify. The BMW 2 Series, despite being smaller and more nimble, still has a back seat and a useful trunk, as well as a high-performance version to compete with the Mustang GT. The Toyota GR Supra and Nissan Z are sportier options, but neither have back seats or the same level of practicality as the Mustang.


Of course, with the new 2025 Mustang model having just undergone a redesign, we don’t think there’s much available for the standard version of this icon. But the real news is the addition of the most exotic Mustang ever, the GTD. We don’t know how many people are interested in a $300K Mustang.

We’ll be back soon with more on the 2025 Ford Mustang, so make sure you bookmark our website to stay up to date with the latest Ford GTD news, 2025 Ford Mustang news, and information on other Ford models on the road.

People also ask Ford Mustang 2025

Q: Will there be a 2025 Ford Mustang?

A: 2025 Ford Mustang Price, Reviews, and Photos | Edmunds
By 2025, the GTD will have a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 (similar to the engine of the much-missed GT500) producing over 800 horsepower. As an added benefit, Ford still offers a six-speed manual transmission for the GT and Dark Horse.

Q. How much will a 2024 Mustang cost?

A: The 2024 Ford Mustang starts at $32,515 and may go up to $61,080, depending on model and options. The Mustang’s standard engine remains a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost, but the GT model receives a V-8.

Q: Will Ford discontinue the Mustang?

A: The current Ford Mustang production will finish in 2028. Report [Update from Ford] The S650-generation Mustang appears to have just arrived, but its life cycle may be coming to an end. According to a Muscle Cars and Trucks article originally published in November.

Q: What Mustang is coming out in 2024?

A: The new 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse takes performance to unprecedented heights. With 500 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, this Mustang delivers exceptional performance. This model comes standard with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, but you can also choose a 10-speed automatic.

Video Discovery: 2025 Ford Mustang

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse | 0-60, ¼ Mile, Braking, and Skidpad Results. This video is about the 2024 Ford Mustang, however, because the 2025 Ford Mustang is part of the same generation, our previous analysis remains valid.

The 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse is the most powerful, performance-oriented Mustang available today. We’d already tested the Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT, so it was time to take the Dark Horse to the track and see how it compared to its smaller brothers. Does the top-tier Mustang Dark Horse perform up to expectations? Find out in the video above!