Over 600 horsepower! World premiere of the Ford Mustang GT Supercar
On October 5, 2022, Ford unveiled the world premiere of the "Mustang GT Supercar", a racing version of the new sports car "Mustang" announced on September 14, 2022. .
The first Mustang model was unveiled to the world at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Since then, the 2nd generation appeared in 1974, the 3rd generation appeared in 1979, the 4th generation appeared in 1994, the 5th generation appeared in 2005, and the 6th generation appeared in 2014. is. Since 2014, it has been the world's best-selling sports coupe for seven consecutive years, and is a sports car that is loved not only in the United States, the country of origin, but all over the world.
The new Mustang announced on September 14th is the seventh generation model that has undergone a full model change for the first time in about eight years.
While the exterior is inspired by past models, it is designed to appeal to the widest range of customers to date by adding depth of carving to give it an edge.
The engine can be selected from a 2.3-liter in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and a 5.0-liter V-type 8-cylinder engine. Only models equipped with a V-type 8-cylinder engine can choose the transmission from 6-speed MT or 10-speed AT.
At the same time as the announcement of the new Mustang, a custom model "Dark Horse" has also been announced.
The Mustang Dark Horse is equipped with a powerful 5-liter V8 engine with a maximum output of 500 horsepower. A 6-speed MT or 10-speed AT can be selected for the transmission to be combined with this.
In addition to the engine, many modifications have been made compared to the regular Mustang, such as enhanced cooling performance, enhanced braking performance, and changes to exterior parts.
The new Mustang, including the Dark Horse, will be produced at the Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant.
The "Mustang GT Supercar", which was unveiled to the world for the first time this time, is the first race car model of such a new Mustang. It is said that it was created for the race "Bathurst 1000" to be held at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
The Mustang GT supercar was produced by Ford's homologation team, Dick Johnson Racing, in collaboration with Ford Performance.
The engine is equipped with a V-type 8-cylinder "Coyote" engine with a maximum output of over 600 horsepower. This engine is a modification of the 5-liter V8 installed in the mass-market model mentioned above.
The exterior has been lowered to lower the overall stance, and over fenders have been installed to increase the width of the vehicle and increase its power. Aero parts such as front and rear bumpers and side skirts have also been changed, and a huge GT wing is also installed.
Commenting on the car, Ford Australia and New Zealand President and CEO Andrew Berkich said:
“We are very proud to show the world our new Mustang GT supercar. This car is so sensational, loud and fast, we can’t wait to see it on the track .”
The Mustang GT supercar ran a practice run on the same day as the announcement, and ran the qualifying on October 9th.
Meanwhile, the production model new Mustang has been announced at the same time as it will be introduced to Australia in the second half of 2023.
Mustang was imported and sold by Ford Japan in Japan in the past, but Ford Japan withdrew in September 2016, and now there is no regular sales and only some parallel importers sell it. It is
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