Could Ford Release a Mustang GT3 Street Car?

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Jim Farley is one of the more active automotive CEOs on social media, frequently posting on Twitter and LinkedIn. Earlier this week, Farley tweeted a video of the company’s S650 Mustang GT3 race car, based on the upcoming 2024 Mustang. A while later, he retweeted his video with a question: Should we make a road version?

Predictably, Farley was met with a chorus of enthusiasts screaming, “YES!” The tease likely means that Ford’s at least seriously considering bringing the car to market. As MotorAuthority pointed out, The Blue Oval already has a race-prepped version of the Mustang Dark Horse, called the Dark Horse R, but a GT3 car would be a range-topper for the brand. 

The Mustang GT3 will race in the GT class in the World Endurance Championship starting next year. A street-ready version of the car could compete with world-beaters like the Porsche 911 GT3 and Mercedes-AMG’s best. 

If the street car reaches anywhere near the levels of ferocity seen in Farley’s testing video, we’re in for a treat. The GT3 comes with a hotted-up version of the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 and sounds fantastic at full chat. Though the race car looks like the S650 Mustang Ford showed off last year, it gets an entirely unique suspension system and more aggressive aerodynamics.

[Image: Jim Farley screenshot via Twitter]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Mar 24, 2023

    Build it. There are always those with deep pockets full of cash willing to buy rare toys.

  • Ajla Ajla on Mar 24, 2023

    The Mustang is about to have the somewhat affordable V8 car market all to itself, the pony car market to itself and the somewhat affordable sporty car market almost to itself. The 400Z is the closest competition left. Maybe the M240i or Supra on the higher end and 86/BRZ on the lower end.

    Although knowing Ford they won't be able to build more than 20,000 cars.

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Mar 25, 2023

      @Ajla - you are correct. Ford by default gets to be #1.

  • CoastieLenn CoastieLenn on Mar 24, 2023

    They absolutely should.

  • Fred Fred on Mar 27, 2023

    Ford needs to understand that 99.99% of those who said they should build it, won't be buying it. That the small number who will be able to buy it, will flip it for profit. I want to see it on the racetrack and driven by good drivers in sanctioned events. Not in auctions or BAT