The Mustang of Supercars: Online Series Goes Deep on Mustang GTD’s European Debut

May 22, 2024

A new online video series will show the details of the components and engineering that make Mustang GTD built to beat Europe’s best. 

Mustang GTD will soon make its European debut on some of the most hallowed courses the continent has to offer, while an online video series will delve into the components and engineering that make it the Mustang of Supercars. 

The series uses life-like, computer-generated renderings to highlight the car’s suspension, supercharged V8 engine – which is targeting more than 800 horsepower – and more features that make Mustang GTD built to beat Europe’s best.  

No European vacation 

The car will debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month and follow that with appearances at the 24 Hours of Spa and the Goodwood Festival of Speed before an expected official timed run at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife later this year.

“We’ve tested the Mustang GTD in North America extensively, including laps at Sebring International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway,” said Mustang GTD Chief Program Engineer Greg Goodall. “This has all been in service of engineering a car that can lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes. Moving onto European roads and dedicated test sessions at the Nürburgring is the next step, ahead of a timed run later this year.” 

Appeal revealed in applications 

Mustang GTD’s European trip comes as the application process for the much-anticipated car are set to open there. More than 7,500 prospective owners in North America have already filed their request to purchase the car in the 2025 or 2026 model years. Application data shows Mustang GTD is appealing not only to current Mustang owners, but to non-Mustang owners, as well: to date, 25% of applicants own at least one Mustang, while 20% currently own a competitor’s vehicle of similar performance specs to Mustang GTD.  

“With Mustang GTD, we set out to build a road-going race car with the heart of a Mustang and the will to beat Europe’s best,” said Mustang GTD Brand Manager Jim Owens. “Since opening applications to North American consumers, we’ve seen customers respond to that motivation. Whether they own a rival’s sports car or have another Mustang in the stable, the Mustang GTD's race-derived performance is registering.”