You Can Now Apply To Buy A Ford Mustang GTD*

*provided you’re in North America, have about $325,000 and plenty of past Mustang ownership
You Can Now Apply To Buy A Ford Mustang GTD*

Good news if you’ve been (im)patiently waiting to get your name down for a Ford Mustang GTD - you can now get in line for an order. The bad news though is that you’ll need to apply for an allocation.

If you’re in the US or Canada, from today you can head over to a dedicated website to put your application in. Ford says it’s expecting to price the car from around $325,000, and if you’re lucky enough to be chosen, you can expect your car to arrive anywhere from late 2024 to early 2025.

Applications for those of you in North America will close on 20 May at 11:59pm EST, so you’ve got a bit of time to work on your Ford CV.  If you’re in Europe, Mexico or the Middle East, you’ll be able to begin applying for a built slot in June. 

You Can Now Apply To Buy A Ford Mustang GTD*

For the sake of journalism, we set up an application account to see what exactly Ford wants to know about you. After you enter the usual name and address details, there are some quite in-depth questions about your car buying history and if you have any connections to the Mustang. It looks like Ford is doing its best to make sure the cars fall in the hands of fans rather than flippers. 

For the last couple of generations, the Ford Mustang has done a pretty good job of challenging preconceptions we have about the car. It’s never exactly been thought of as a proper driver’s machine,  but the GTD looks to change that.

Yes, we’re aware it shares part of its name with a sporty diesel Volkswagen Golf (we suspect a few people over at Wolfsburg might be a bit irked), but we’d much rather focus on the engineering details. There’s one that stands out in particular - the size of the tyres. They’re 325mm wide at the front. That’s a width we’d associate with rear tyres on a car like this, but here, the ones at the back are 345mm wide - as big as what was used for the Ford GT.

You Can Now Apply To Buy A Ford Mustang GTD*

There’s another GT link here, as Mustang GTDs will be shipped over part-way through the production cycle from the Flat Rock, Michigan assembly line to Multimatic in Canada. It was Multimatic, remember, that built the GT, and is responsible for the new Mustang GT3 racing car, which the GTD was developed in tandem with.

The GTD gets an exceptionally fancy version of Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, with the rear pair mounted inboard and actuated via pushrods. They’re semi-active and can vary both the spring rates and ride height. Making the GTD work for both the track and the road (yes, this will be road-legal), it’s possible to lower the ride height in Track Mode by a whopping 40mm. The tracks, by the way, are a chunky 100mm wider than those of a Mustang GT.

You Can Now Apply To Buy A Ford Mustang GTD*

Under the Mustang GTD’s vented bonnet is a 5.2-litre supercharged V8, for which we don’t have an exact power figure, but Ford says it’s targeting an “estimated 800 horsepower”. Drive will make its way to an eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission via a carbon fibre prop shaft.

That’s far from the only use of carbon fibre for the GTD - the body uses the stuff extensively. It’s a suitably angry-looking car, with front wings dominated by louvred vents, a sizeable front splitter and, of course, a very big rear wing. On the aero front, there’s quite a lot of active trickery going on, with hydraulically controlled front flaps tweaking airflow that ends up at the big wing. There’s also a carbon fibre aerodynamic undertray.

You Can Now Apply To Buy A Ford Mustang GTD*

The original press release doesn’t include any interior snaps, but we are at least told to expect lashings of Miko suede, leather and carbon fibre, plus Recaro seating and a digital dash. There’ll be plenty of neat touches, including 3D-printed titanium paddle shifters and a serial number plate made from titanium derived from retired F-22 Raptor fighter jet parts.


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