After many years rumor and speculation, 2024 Ford Mustang was revealed on Wednesday night at Detroit Auto Show. While Ford’s the latest horse-drawn carriage may not be electric, it To be go racing. And it will do so at Le MansDaytona and countless other globals sports car racing locations thanks to the six-pronged attack will see new variations for track mice and professional opponents, all based on the new 500 hp Mustang Dark horse.
The new performance of the Mustang includes six models. Two of them, Dark Horse S and Dark Horse R, are a shortened, non-legal version of the standard Dark Horse. The remaining four will be built to specification for their respective global series – IMSA GT3 and GT4, NASCAR Cup series and NHRA Factory X drag racing, respectively. Here’s how they break down:
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The Dark Horse S will have the most in common with the street car it is based on. It will be stripped of most creature comforts and fitted with a Multimatic DSSV suspension in place of the MagneRide suspension that will be found on the standard Dark Horse. It’s also been upgraded brake, can adjust the aero and adjust the ride height and camber settings. Inside, you’ll find an FIA-compliant safety cage, window grilles, race seats with harness, complete power shut-off, fire suppression system and most of the controls.
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The R model almost completely replaces the S, but features a seam-welded chassis for improved rigidity and fuel cells for extended range. It also comes with a set of race-specific wheels instead of the street equivalents found on the S.
This IMSA-spec model will be geared towards competitive racing programs in the global arena. Ford says the first cars will be available to customer groups during the 24-hour Daytona run in 2024. It will be powered by a 5.4-liter version of the Coyote V8.
The GT4 series aims to attract underfunded private groups for the GT3 campaign. They use the same basic architecture, but offer less power and downforce due to chain limitations, making them less expensive to run over the course of a season.
NHRA Commune Factory
Short for “Factory Show”, Factory X slots between the Factory Stock and Professional Stock Show. This is a brand new addition to the NHRA line, making room for factory drag racers. Cars are allowed to be significantly lighter than those featured in the Factory Stock Showdown, but must be equipped with a manual transmission.
NASCAR Cup Car
Ford doesn’t have details about its redesigned Cup car yet, but considering the lineup’s limitations, it really won’t have much in common with the road-going Mustang beyond the visual alignments given by NASCAR. permission. Ford says details on this one are still a few years away.