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Tuesday 6th April 2004

Mustang GT-R

Ford unveil 500bhp racing concept


Ford are turning up the heat in the USA yet again, this time with a hot Mustang. The new racing concept is dubbed the "Mustang GT-R".

"The Mustang GT-R blends today’s breathtaking design, Ford Racing’s unmatched history and the most advanced racing technology into the ultimate Mustang ," blurted J Mays, Ford group vice president, design. "Mustang’s iconic image grew with every checkered flag so we think the Mustang GT-R is an appropriate tribute to the car’s 40th anniversary, and a hint at what’s to come ."

The bright Valencia Orange car – inspired by the famous Grabber Orange 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am race cars (the Yellow Mustangs) – is a technological showcase that, when peeled back, reveals a number of existing or production-feasible racing parts.

The Mustang GT-R features Ford Racing’s 440-horsepower "Cammer" crate engine that already is affordably available to grassroots racers, and can be tuned to produce more than 500 horsepower under certain race series rules. Last year, a tuned 505-horsepower version of the "Cammer" notched world-class performance and endurance credentials by powering a Focus Daytona Prototype to victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona race.

 

 

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Road_Terrorist

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5,591 posts

198 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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that sure is one ugly sonofab

in fact it reminds me a lot of that MG V8 thing they are making....

dinkel

25,405 posts

214 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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When will they finish the front . . .

A true American boss muscle car: big, grunty, bold, a style to like or not. Forget European styling and just dive into this beastie. Come on guys, this has a huge funfactor for bmw 523 money . . . After the new GT40 Ford gets my compliments for making this orange monster.

murcielago

952 posts

208 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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I quite like the look of it, even though the front isn't finished

gtrclive

4,126 posts

239 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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Must admit the front looks like a Yanky Truck, but saying that I like it anyway, great my they continue producing these things, Let the Muscle Cars Return.......

fto2tuscan

704 posts

198 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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looks fantastic.

would I be able to put one on the road? The regular new mustang looks a little girly... i much prefer this one!!!

Stig

11,582 posts

240 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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I love it - hope they make and import it!

gibo993

960 posts

221 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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Front Not finished ???

No, Function over Form I like it ...

vetteheadracer

8,267 posts

209 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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Looks like those side pipes behind the doors have been added by photoshop afterwards.
Apart from that it looks good.

Pity GM haven't done the same with the Corvette yet.

robbo64

299 posts

199 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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WOW! Keep up the good work Ford, this thing is HOT!

cotty

34,982 posts

240 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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Fantastic I would have one of those in a shot, same colour everything.

Ford should be congratulated for building cars like this

>> Edited by cotty on Tuesday 6th April 13:06

mannginger

8,035 posts

213 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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I like this a lot - I like the X-power SV too - but I think I prefer this.

Real road presence!

I just wish I could afford such a thing!

Phil

pvapour

8,877 posts

209 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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Love the 'get outa my way!' look, but then I like anything that looks agressive.

goo-goo-gjoob

771 posts

211 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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I agree, the side exhaust is ugly. But it's definately the best looking Stang since the 60's
Trevor

When is this new model supposed to hit the streets?

smele

1,284 posts

240 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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At least it is not going to suffer with cooling problems...

ninjaboy

2,525 posts

206 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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cotty said:

Ford should be congratulated for building cars like this

>> Edited by cotty on Tuesday 6th April 13:06

I think that is one of the best looking cars i have seen,normally american cars are jelly mold bland wagons but that is diffrent

dinkel

25,405 posts

214 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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Cameo this Stang in a good movie! It did good for the 440 Charger . . .

britten_mark

1,428 posts

209 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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I would love to drive this to a Friends of the Earth rally, or a meeting of pro-public transport pillocks!!

Also, it's orange, and there are simply not enough orange cars in the world in my opinion!

chaparral

965 posts

215 months

Tuesday 6th April 2004
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A Focus Multimatic prototype has never won the 24 hours of Daytona. Last year, a little GT-class Porsche GT3 entered by Kevin Buckler's Racers Group won.

Cadillac Man

15 posts

197 months

Wednesday 7th April 2004
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dinkel said:
Cameo this Stang in a good movie! It did good for the 440 Charger . . .


Funny you should mention that... The still shot you included is from the movie Bullit (starring Steve McQueen in the title role), the star car of which was a Mustang -- and Ford recently offered a Bullit Mustang, in the previous generation...

I like the way the design team managed to pick up cues from the second generation 'stang without making it look too retro. The colour combination is a natural (worked for the Toyota 2000S, too).

The Mustang was the original 'pony car' (as opposed to muscle cars). Sadly, the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, the only other 2 cars competing in that segment for decades, have been discontinued...

- Phil Smith

>> Edited by Cadillac Man on Wednesday 7th April 05:16

nickwilcock

1,496 posts

203 months

Wednesday 7th April 2004
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Probably one of the most hideously ugly tarted-up boy racer machines for some time.

The front needs a lot more work, the rear wing is quite ridiculous and the whole thing looks like a dog's breakfast. Nice colour though...

The old Roadrunners, Firebirds, Shelby GT 350/500 Mustangs looked pretty nice - but this thing is just plain horrid!