- Ford Performance unveils the highly anticipated 2024 Mustang GT3, a fierce collaboration with Multimatic and M-Sport, set to dominate the track in the upcoming Le Mans 24 Hours race.
- With a modified 5.4-liter Coyote V8 engine, lightweight carbon fiber body panels, and cutting-edge aerodynamics, the Mustang GT3 is poised to deliver unparalleled speed and performance in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Following prior hints, Ford Performance presented the entire 2024 Mustang GT3 at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The racer, which was developed in collaboration with Multimatic and M-Sport, will make its race debut next year, competing in the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The GT3 is based on the road-going Mustang Dark Horse and has a modified version of the naturally-aspirated Coyote V8, boosting displacement from 5 to 5.4 litres. Ford’s long-time World Rally Championship partner M-Sport, based in the United Kingdom, will assemble this modified unit.
Multimatic, the company responsible for Ford’s extremely successful GT racer, is also involved in the programme. ‘For a project like the Mustang GT3, we looked to two of our most trusted partners in the motorsports world to help bring this car and programme together,’ said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports. I’m sure we’ll all be as excited as Ford fans when the Mustang debuts at the highest levels of GT racing in 2024.’
Unlike the road car, the Mustang GT3’s sharp, sculpted look is achieved by the use of lightweight carbonfibre body panels. Aerodynamics are also important in a GT3 car, with a big front splitter, rear wing, and diffuser layout designed to provide the necessary downforce.
It has a rear-mounted transaxle gearbox, short-long arm suspension and a slew of other custom components. The model is also the first to bear Ford Performance’s distinctive new emblem, which has been simplified for ease of recognition both on and off the track.
Ford CEO Jim Farley remarked of the model’s Le Mans debut next year, “Ford and Le Mans are bound together by history.” And now we return to the most spectacular, rewarding, and significant race in the world. It’s no longer Ford versus Ferrari. Ford is up against everyone. Returning to Le Mans is the first step in developing a worldwide motorsports company with Mustang, just as we are doing with the Bronco and Raptor off-road vehicles.’
Proton Competition of Germany will be the first customer team to use the racer, running two Mustang GT3s in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year.