At the tuning fair SEMA leaves Ford currently flexing their muscles: with the GT4, the Americans are presenting their Mustang in a new racing version for customer teams.
The Mustang GT4 was derived from the Shelby GT350R-C, from which, among other things, the riotous 5,2-liter V8 machine comes. Thanks to a flatplane crankshaft, this allows a crank pin offset of 180 instead of the usual 90 degrees, which helps the engine equipped with dry sump lubrication to be more easy to turn. The power comes to the rear wheels via a ZF two-disc racing clutch and a sequential six-speed gearbox.
As befits a racing version, the chassis has also been extensively optimized for the special requirements of motorsport. Shock absorbers, wishbones at the rear and the strut braces for the two axles come from Multimatic Motorsports. A Brembo brake system and light 18-inch wheels from Forgeline were also installed. There is also a roll cage in the interior, while extensive aerodynamic adjustments to the outer skin ensure more downforce.
So upgraded, the supposedly cheap GT4 is supposed to allow private teams to take part in the MSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Pirelli World Challenge or the GT4 European Series. (Mario Hommen / SP-X)