The Biden regime’s efforts to force all Americans into electric vehicles (EVs) just hit a major speed bump.
It turns out car enthusiasts aren’t buying into the hoopla over EVs.
That’s why Joe Biden blew a gasket after Ford made one announcement that proves muscle cars aren’t dead yet.
There’s just something special about a muscle car.
And no attempt to kill them off is ever going to work as long as car enthusiasts vote with their pocketbook.
Turning race cars into street cars
Automobile manufacturers have a long history of turning what works on the racetrack into something that sells for the streets.
Now, Ford Motor Company is skipping a step.
After seeing the clay model of the new Ford Mustang GT3 race car in the design studio, Ford’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Farley decided the automaker needed to turn it into a road car, now.
The new Mustang was designed and built out of a desire to win the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race with the company’s most popular vehicle model.
And the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is basically the street-legal version of Ford’s upcoming race car, which will debut at next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona before heading across the pond to Le Mans.
Not bound by the constraints of racing rules, the GTD street car will have more power (approximately 800 horsepower), and aerodynamic features that are illegal according to the rules for the GT3 class of the World Endurance Championship the Mustang will compete in.
Ford currently plans to build the street-legal version of the GTD in limited numbers, and it intends for the car to be capable of taking some of the best performance cars in the world.
“It’s for AMG Black, Aston Martin, Porsche GT3 RS,” Farley said. “We want to beat [Porsche’s GT3 RS] at Le Mans, but we [also] want to beat it as a street car.”
A real beast
Designed and engineered by Ford Performance and Multimatic, the GTD starts out as a run-of-the-mill Mustang that leaves the model’s Flat Rock, Michigan plant and heads north toward Multimatic’s factory in Canada.
From there, the rear of the Mustang shell will undergo automotive surgery to fit the GTD’s transaxle, which contains a Tremec eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle.
Ford claims the GTD has a nearly 50/50 front-rear balance, which compares favorably to the Mustang Shelby GT500.
While the automaker is keeping the GTD’s final weight under wraps for now, most of the body is comprised of carbon-fiber forms, with the exception of aluminum door skins.
One thing is for certain, the GTD will be quick.
It has a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine, active aerodynamics, and numerous other track-oriented modifications.
In fact, the car comes with a slightly modified version of the Shelby GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8.
The GTD will have around 800 horsepower, more than the GT500’s 760 horsepower, and redline at 7500 rpm.
A dry-sump oil system will keep all eight cylinders sufficiently lubricated.
And the GTD will have traction provided by the huge 345/30ZR-20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R rear tires.
In the front, Ford is fitting the GTD with 325/30ZR-20 rubber, among the widest tires ever on the front end of a production car.
All of this will, of course, cost a pretty penny.
The GTD will cost roughly $300,000 and will be built in limited quantities starting in 2024.
Save up your money!
This is going to be epic.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.