September 29, 2023

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Ford Mustang Dark Horse R Revealed In Charlotte

Ford Functionality has disclosed its brand name new monitor-only Mustang Darkish Horse R tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The car or truck is driven by a new, fourth-generation 5.-litre Coyote V8 and is the third Darkish Horse-based mostly racing by-product to be uncovered this summer months, alongside the recently unveiled Mustang GT3 and Mustang GT4 models (under).

Crucially, the Dark Horse R will be suitable for the new Mustang Challenge a single-make collection that will variety element of IMSA’s 2024 assist deal for the WeatherTech Championship, as very well as in many other collection all over the entire world.

“Mustang Dark Horse R bridges the gap amongst Dark Horse and Mustang GT3 and GT4,” states Mark Rushbrook, world wide director, Ford Performance Motorsports.

“Production-centered Mustang motor vehicles have raced from the pretty beginning, all the way back again to successful the 1964 Tour de France, even. Darkish Horse R features our passionate customers not just an attainable, manufacturing facility-constructed race motor vehicle, but also a racing sequence to contend with other Mustang fans.”

The Darkish Horse R also shares a number of factors with its highway-likely sibling. This consists of its entire body that will be developed in the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, 500+ horsepower 5.-litre V8 engine, Tremec 3160 guide transmission, Torsen confined-slip differential with 3.73 remaining drive ratio, aero and Brembo rear brake callipers/rotors.

In phrases of price, the Mustang Darkish Horse R has been priced from $145,000. Deliveries will commence in planning for the start of the Mustang Obstacle year in 2024.

In addition to exhibiting off the Dim Horse R by itself, Ford Functionality has also introduced additional details on the Mustang Challenge a person-make sequence that will debut upcoming calendar year.

The IMSA-sanctioned sequence will element a 10 to 12-race calendar in in excess of five to six but-to-be-introduced race weekends in North The us.

Every single round will be managed by the Ford Functionality Racing Faculty, and characteristic two practice classes, a person qualifying session and two dash races. To reward the most competent motorists, there will be contingency payouts to best finishers in each and every race, as effectively as an total collection champion at the close of the period.

All automobiles will contend on racing slicks developed exclusively for Mustang Challenge by Michelin.

“The new Mustang Problem series is a fantastic addition to our IMSA loved ones and we are grateful to our longtime partners at Ford for trusting us to be the sanctioning overall body for this breathtaking new platform,” provides IMSA President John Doonan.

“When I was a minimal boy likely to the race observe, I vividly don’t forget the rumble of the Mustang race vehicles and their V8 ability, so imagining a entire area of Dim Horse Rs charging into Switch 1 for the initially time on an IMSA race weekend will carry back a flood of reminiscences and be awe-inspiring.”

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