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2025 Ford Mustang GTD: From Racetrack Legends To Roadway Royalty

2025 Ford Mustang GTD

The "GTD" in Ford Mustang GTD stands for "Grand Touring Daytona," which is a top class in IMSA racing. It also references America's most famous endurance race, the 24 Hours of Daytona, which sees some of the fastest cars ever made go head to head for an entire day. It's not an easy challenge, but the Mustang has risen to it several times throughout history. And from our home turf all the way to Australia, the Mustang is a renowned competitor when turned into a full-blown race car.

What if you could own a racetrack-ready Mustang that's even more powerful than the pro-racing versions? You can: This is it.

That's the spirit of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, but the details involved are even wilder. Read on to discover the Ford Mustang GTD, and contact Veterans Ford to inquire about ordering one.

Ford Mustang GTD Design Details: Airflow-Manipulating Art

Take a quick look at racing legends like the Ford GT that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans or the modern version that won its class in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Or, look at one of the new Ford Mustang GT3 race cars built for IMSA and the Mustang nameplate's return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Aside from being Ford vehicles, what's a common point between them all? Exotic aerodynamic sculpting.

The rear haunches of a 1966 Ford GT and 2025 Ford Mustang GTD have air scoops that funnel air as it flows along the car's body, sending it into heat-reducing or downforce-generating elements that keep things cool and planted to the pavement. The front fenders on the Mustang GTD are an extreme example of aero tuning and heat extraction. The rear diffuser is even more obvious in its air-bending qualities.

Although some design cues are shared, the Ford Mustang GTD is leaps ahead of the all-analog race cars that form the roots of its family tree.

Its aerodynamic elements, like the rear wing and front diffuser, are active in their airflow manipulation, reacting to the circumstances rather than going all-in, all the time. From exclusive race-inspired wheels to the intimidating front fascia, the Ford Mustang GTD looks every part as menacing as its motorsports cousins. And just like them, the Ford Mustang GTD is created with a body made almost entirely from carbon fiber.

Ford Mustang GTD Design Details: Airflow-Manipulating Art
Ford Mustang GTD Performance: Beyond Vicious

Ford Mustang GTD Performance: Beyond Vicious

The Ford Mustang GTD is designed to crack a sub-seven-minute lap time at the Nürburgring. This racetrack was called the "Green Hell" by Formula One drivers, which says a lot. It's 12.9 miles of high-speed insanity; it takes a monster of a car to even attempt to do it in under seven minutes.

The Ford Mustang GTD horsepower output (a target of over 800 horsepower from a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8) certainly puts it into monstrous territory, but that's only the beginning. The Multimatic adaptive suspension is its own art form. Unique short-long suspension arms achieve incredible cornering prowess, made even better by an active rear wing and near 50/50 weight distribution. As you pin it to the apex, a dry sump oiling system ensures that the pitfalls of racing with a normal engine are mitigated.

Everything happens at a break-neck pace in the Ford Mustang GTD, and the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission's gear-shift times are no exception. A lot of the experience simulates what it's like to be inside a Mustang GT3 race car, but there is one massive exception: The Ford Mustang GTD actually makes way more power than its racetrack-bound brothers, who are limited to between 500 and 600 horsepower by IMSA rules.

Considering its aero bodywork and performance features in line with the race-only versions and the fact that it has magnitudes more power on board, you can already build a picture of how violently thrilling the Ford Mustang GTD will be. We can't wait to listen to the roar of its available titanium active valve exhaust.

Ford Mustang GTD Interior: Command the Insanity

The inside of a Ford Mustang GTD is where the least info is available, but what we do know is mind-blowing enough.

For example, and we are 100% serious here, there's an available package that includes paddle shifters, a rotary gear shifter knob, and a serial number plaque made from a retired Lockheed Martin F-22 fighter jet's titanium parts. If that's not enough, there's a racetrack-oriented traction control system you can activate via the steering wheel, carbon fiber trim pieces, RECARO seats, and more.

Nobody needs over 800 horsepower and a cabin built with recycled fighter jet components, but if there's one thing our long-running new Ford Mustang inventory has taught us, it's that sometimes the heart should just be given what it wants. We already know that you want a Ford Mustang GTD and that it'll be available in late 2024 or early 2025, so contact our Ford dealership in Tampa, FL, to learn how you can put your name on the waitlist.

Ford Mustang GTD Interior: Command the Insanity

Frequently Asked Questions

How much horsepower will the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD have?

The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is being built with a targeted power output of over 800 horsepower. This power will come from a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine featuring motorsports-style enhancements like a dry sump oiling system and will be put to the ground with ultra-advanced aerodynamic body components and adaptive suspension. This is the wildest gas-powered Mustang you'll likely ever see.

Is the Mustang GTD a street-legal race car?

The Ford Mustang GTD is a street-legal monster inspired by the Ford brand's racing history and current developments. It is much like a street-legal Mustang GT3 race car, but it makes even more power. Specifically, those IMSA racing Mustang models are limited to between 500 and 600 horsepower, while the Mustang GTD is designed to make over 800 horsepower. Aero elements are closely related.

How many Mustang GTD cars will be made?

It has not yet been announced precisely how many Ford Mustang GTD cars will be made, but the brand has confirmed that it will be a limited edition model. With all the state-of-the-art technology and design work defining this race-ready model, we would not be surprised if its production run is limited to under or around 1,000 units.

What does GTD stand for on the Mustang?

"GTD" on a Ford Mustang GTD stands for "Grand Touring Daytona," which is a class of race cars in IMSA racing. This name is a tribute to the new ground broken by the latest Mustang race cars and a statement of the model's ambitions. The Ford Mustang GTD is a carbon fiber masterpiece with a targeted output of over 800 horsepower and a Nürburgring lap time of under seven minutes.

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