2025 Ford Mustang GTD

Street-legal 800 hp Mustang is American automaker's latest supercar entrant

Even with the upcoming 2025 Ford Mustang GTD proclaiming some serious credentials, it may still be difficult for almost anyone to consider a Mustang and a supercar as being synonymous.

 To be fair, there are already plenty of impressive Mustang sports cars right now—and a plethora of them throughout the legendary nameplate's uninterrupted 60-year production run—plus there's the Ford Mustang GT3 race car, which is in many ways a precursor to the new GTD.

But a supercar Mustang? That's not territory that the quintessential Ford model has been able to lay claim to, until now.

Sure, plenty before this moment have looked to the aftermarket in order to modify Mustangs to become supercar killers, but these are two very different things. The Ford Mustang GTD has the unique opportunity to play both roles with equal conviction.

2025 Ford Mustang GTD

For starters, this one's coming straight from the factory. Furthermore, the street-legal performance machine, Ford says, will be just as engaging to drive on the streets as it is at the racetrack. The company's brass has already gone on record, calling out the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and more, with CEO Jim Farley stating "It's for AMG Black, Aston Martin, Porsche GT3 RS. We want to beat (the GT3 RS) at Le Mans, but we also want to beat it as a street car."

The Ford Mustang GTD is assembled at the Multimatic Assembly Plant in Markham, Ontario in Canada—the same place the Ford GT is produced. Shoutout to my fellow Canadians.


Drivetrain-wise, the GTD shares more in common with production versions of the current Mustang rather than its race versions. In terms of outright numbers, this is a good thing, as production cars aren't subject to the same power limitations that are a part of sanctioned race series.

It features a slightly revised version of the powerplant seen in the indomitable Shelby GT500—a supercharged 5.2L V8 engine—which produces 800 hp, up from the latter's 760 hp. An 8-speed dual clutch transmission was deemed the exclusive option in ensuring that all this power is put to the pavement as efficiently as possible.

Ford says that they've also upgraded the dry-sump oil system to be more robust for regular track use and that an optional titanium Akrapovic exhaust package is also available.

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