The brand new 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is out, and Ford has already launched a video of the mannequin testing at Highway Atlanta. It sounds unbelievable, so you need to cease what you are doing to observe and pay attention.

What you are listening to is a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8. It seems to be an evolution of the previous Shelby GT500’s “Predator” engine, albeit with {hardware} modifications and a brand new dry-sump oiling system. Output is 800 horsepower and 730 pound-feet of torque, which will get to the rear-mounted eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle by way of a carbon-fiber driveshaft. What’s unclear right here is that if the camouflaged testing mule is sporting the non-compulsory titanium Akrapovic exhaust, however what is obvious is that it sounds superb.

Not too totally different than the GT500, after all, however that is no dangerous factor. That automobile made its presence identified for miles. Whereas testing one a couple of years in the past, we truly received in bother for violating a observe’s noise limits. This, in a automobile that had license plates. Count on comparable shenanigans from the GTD.

You’ll be able to hear a little bit of supercharger whine from the entrance, however because the automobile passes, all you hear is exhaust notice. It sounds just like the transmission shifts rapidly, too. That was the case with the seven-speed Tremec dual-clutch within the GT500, and we suspect that the GTD makes use of Tremec’s eight-speed transaxle, a improvement of that seven-speed.

The automobile, after all, seems to be very quick. Ford is concentrating on a sub-seven-minute Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time, and with all that grunt plus large Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires and actual aerodynamics, we will see them getting there. We’ll accept driving one at Highway Atlanta, nonetheless.

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A automobile fanatic since childhood, Chris Perkins is Highway & Observe’s engineering nerd and Porsche apologist. He joined the employees in 2016 and nobody has found out a technique to fireplace him since. He street-parks a Porsche Boxster in Brooklyn, New York, a lot to the horror of everybody who sees the automobile, not least the creator himself. He additionally insists he is not a convertible individual, regardless of proudly owning three.


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