While the all-new Dark Horse was certainly one of the standout performance offshoots to come from the Ford Mustang line for the 2024 model year, there is another, track-focused edition that will be hitting the streets toward the end next year and beginning of 2025. Meet the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD, a V8-packed street-legal and track-ready take on the pony car with plenty of ponies ready to tame
At the heart of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine, which comes mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that is expected to deliver more than 800 horsepower, more than 300 horsepower above the Dark Horse edition. Helping it to hug even the tightest of curves is a semi-active suspension system that maximizes lateral stiffness and improves kinematics in high-G cornering.
Furthering its cornering abilities is a 50/50 weight distribution that’s achieved by directing power through the lightweight carbon fiber driveshaft for endless balance and more responsive handling and performance. And to keep the Ford Mustang GTD from lifting off on the track, the back end sports an available C-pillar-mounted active aero rear wing, which not only ramps up the track-like aesthetic of the Mustang, but delivers a significant amount of downforce to improve the responsiveness and control.
In addition to the optional rear wing, the Mustang GTD comes standard with plenty of other design cues that turn heads while helping to shave seconds off of lap times. The chiseled body is composed of carbon fiber body panels, which help to reduce weight while also lowering the center of gravity and further enhancing the responsiveness. And the tires are wrapped around exotic, magnesium wheels that also prioritize performance through weight and impact resistance while contributing a standout look.
Another unique feature of the design is the semi-active suspension system we mentioned earlier, which is fully visible from the rear window, allowing you to admire every spring and piston. But better yet, the system offers two different ride heights for a true street and track appeal. It allows the Mustang GTD to ride at a higher, comfortable city-ready height, then lower down to match competitors on the track.
According to Ford, the release date of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is scheduled for late 2024/early 2025, which means we’re just about a year out from seeing the performance-tuned edition of the Mustang hit the streets and the track. For more information, be sure to check back here on the Glenn Polk Auto blog, or get in touch with our team of Ford experts to be among the first to own the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD in the northern Texas area. We’re here to help in any way we can.