The 2024 Ford Mustang will hit dealerships later this year. There will inevitably be a plethora of special trims to follow, not to mention high performance pony cars with excessive horsepower. However, some of them won’t be in dealerships, and this teaser from Ford Performance shows one of them.
Specifically, we think there’s a new Mustang GT3 race car hiding in that voluminous cloud of tire smoke. We may be looking at the next-gen GT4, but looking very up close we see top-mounted struts supporting that large wing, stretching forward into the smoke. This is a typical GT3 style wing, compared to the smaller GT4 wings with bracing underneath. Also, the teaser image is from Ford Performance instead of Ford proper, suggesting it’s a race car versus something people can buy for the streets.
But hasn’t Ford already unveiled the new Mustang GT3? When the seventh-generation Ford Mustang debuted in September, we were shown a series of renders depicting a collection of new Mustang race cars. The GT3 was included in this run, along with the GT4, but no information on either was offered. Additionally, these renders do not necessarily represent the final design, which is still in development with Ford’s racing partner, Multimatic.
The Mustang GT3’s official debut is scheduled for March in conjunction with the IMSA/WEC Super Sebring weekend in Florida. The event will take place on March 11 and 12, although it is possible that the covers will come off the race car a few days before race day. He won’t do any laps at Sebring, though. The Mustang GT3 will make its racing debut in 2024 at Daytona, and it will also bring Mustang back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in nearly 30 years.
“Bill Ford and Jim Farley are racers and they are totally committed to having the seventh generation Mustang raced by customers of every possible class, everywhere; it’s a fantastic sight,” said Larry Holt. , vice-president of special vehicle operations at Multimatique. “I am proud that Multimatic has been chosen to help realize part of this vision with the development of the GT3 and GT4 cars.”