Ford Announces the 2025 Mustang GTD; A Street-Legal Race Car with 800 HP and $300k Price Tag
At a time when the auto industry is constantly going through dramatic changes almost every day, new muscle cars are suddenly a commodity. Speaking of rare muscle cars, Ford announced their latest creation, the 2025 Mustang GTD, their most powerful street-legal supercar to date.
It’s clear that the R&D department at Ford Performance had one goal in mind for this car: to be able to conquer the race track as fast as possible, and still be able to take it out on the road anytime. It is basically a street-legal version of the Mustang GT3.
The Mustang GTD is Ford’s Newest Crown Jewel
Packed with ample amounts of riding technology, the Mustang GTD comes equipped with some race-ready upgrades like advanced dual ride height short-long arm front and multi-link rear suspension, improved aerodynamics, big tarmac-gripping tires, carbon ceramic brakes, a rear-mounted 8-speed dual-clutch transaxle, and a lightweight carbon fiber driveshaft for near 50/50 weight distribution.
All of this, on top of being powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine with an estimated 800 horsepower.
“Mustang GTD shatters every preconceived notion of a supercar,” says Ford president and CEO Jim Farley. “This is a new approach for us. We didn’t engineer a road car for the track, we created a race car for the road. Mustang GTD takes racing technology from our Mustang GT3 race car, wraps it in a carbon fiber Mustang body and unleashes it for the street.”
Extra Performance Specs
As seen in some of the photos above, the Mustang GTD was built to take full advantage of the air. With a body covered in carbon fiber panels, which includes the fenders, hood, trunk lid, door sills, front splitter, rear diffuser, and roof, the car’s weight is greatly reduced when compared to that of your standard 2024 Mustang. As a result, this car comes with a lower center of gravity and greater handling.
While its power and aerodynamics certainly achieve high marks, the Mustang GTD is also equipped with a high-performance braking system and heavy-duty race tires to handle all 800 of its horses. It features a pair of 325mm front tires and 345mm rear tires that are mounted to 20-inch forged aluminum wheels (or optional forged magnesium wheels). Behind these wheels are some big carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo that are specifically designed for high amounts of heat rejection, which results in more consistent stopping into the optimized braking zone. In addition, it has a set of cooling ducts under the rear suspension to reduce brake heat from the rear.
When Can I Order One?
As you may expect, the Mustang GTD will be a limited-edition model with only a finite number of produced units and will not be available until late 2024/early 2025. On top of the top-shelf performance of this already rare supercar, it will also be accompanied by a top-of-the-line MSRP starting at $300,000.