Just yesterday, GM Authority (alongside our sister publication, Ford Authority) was the first to report that the Blue Oval brand would debut a new variant of the Ford Mustang in Monterey this week. Now, it looks like images of the forthcoming Ford Mustang variant have leaked onto the Web, shedding new light on what’s headed down the pipe. Per the new images, the variant will be dubbed the Ford Mustang GTD.
The leaked images appear as though they were captured at a special reveal event in Las Vegas, which took place this past Monday for only a select group of individuals. The images provide several important clues as to what the Ford Mustang GTD will offer, and even contradict some of the details provided by our sources in yesterday’s report.
First and foremost, the Ford Mustang GTD is obviously based on the S650 platform. What’s more, the layout appears to be front-mid-engined, as opposed to rear-mid-engined, as is the case for the C8 Corvette. Further details revealed in this leak include a swath of carbon fiber bits and hyper-aggressive aero, including large vents on the fenders, a prominent front splitter, and a massive rear wing attached to the rearmost pillars and hanging high above the trunk. The rear wing appears to be made from carbon fiber and looks to be unique to the new Ford Mustang GTD.
Further details include Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which wrap a set of previously unseen wheels with a unique Y-spoke design. Under the running gear, we see a set of massive brakes with a red finish for the calipers.
For now, the Ford Mustang GTD is still expected to be assembled in partnership with Multimatic. The Canadian-based auto supplier has close ties to Ford, with the partnership resulting in performance models like the Ford GT supercar, Ford Bronco DR, and Ford Mustang GT3 and GT4.
Expect further information on the new Ford Mustang GTD when it officially debuts tomorrow.