Ford Mustang to compete against Porsche 911s in FIA GT3

Posted on Sunday, 18 April 2010 , 10:04:39 byAlina

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Ford Mustang to compete against Porsche 911s in FIA GT3

This isn't the first time a Ford Mustang has been entered in the FIA GT3 racing series, but this is the first 2010+ Mustang to compete in GT3.

The first car, with the chassis number MVDS001/001, was built by the teamís project partner Multimatic in Canada before being shipped to the United Kingdom, where it underwent a successful initial shakedown test at Fordís European test facility near Luton, Bedfordshire.

The GT3 will be driven by Belgian Eric De Doncker and Canadian Scott Maxwell, from the Belgian team owned by Marc Van der Straten, Marc VDS Racing.

The Mustang GT3 weighs just 1350kg and is powered by a 5.3 liter V8 engine, rated at 560BHP.

It will compete against Aston Martin DBRS9, Audi R8 LMS, BMW Z4 GT3, BMW Alpina B6 GT3, Corvette Z06R GT3, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ford GT, Ford Mustang Marc VDS GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and Porsche 911 GT3 R.


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