The vehicle will be officially introduced at Sebring in March and make its competitive debut during the 2024 Daytona 24.
Ford Performance posted a picture of a racing wing encircled by a sizable plume of tyre smoke. The mysterious message was likely designed to tease the release of its next Mustang GT3 racer.
The Mustang GT3, which was developed to compete under new IMSA rules, will make its competitive debut at the Daytona 24-hour event the following year, where it will compete against vehicles like the recently announced Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.
Ford is anticipated to equip the car with a 5.4-liter naturally aspirated V8 based on the Coyote engine that powers the road-going Mustang to ensure that it enters competition with all the power it will require.
In the meanwhile, Multimatic will construct the racecar in Mooresville, North Carolina. Engineers from the organization behind the Ford GT programme, which guided the carmaker to class triumphs at Le Mans, will work to create carbon fiber body panels for the Mustang and equip it with a GT3 aero kit, among other things.
Last year, Mark Rushbrook, the global director of Ford Performance, suggested that Multimatic Motorsports was the ideal partner for us on this project. Not only have they previously collaborated with us to create a number of customer Mustang programmes, but their work on the Ford GT programme and the new Bronco DR customer race programmes has demonstrated that, when combined, we are capable of offering Ford and its customers championship-level race programmes.
Ford is serious about the performance of the automobile in the upcoming years and is building one of six race cars on the all-new 2024 Mustang. Ford is planning versions of the vehicles for GT3 racing, GT4 racing, the Australian Supercars championship, NASCAR, NHRA Factory X, and amateur racing as well.
At the Super Sebring IMSA/WEC weekend the following month, the GT3 model will be debuted. With a two-car factory effort in the IMSA GTD Pro class at the Daytona 24 in January 2024, it will make its competitive debut.