GM Authority has learned that General Motors’ crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, will reveal a new mid-engine Ford Mustang supercar on Thursday. The new mid-engine Mustang will be unveiled in Monterey, California during the world-famous Monterey Car Week, and will be built by Multimatic. The new mid-engine Ford Mustang was shown to a select group of people in Las Vegas on Monday. Ford has never offered a mid-engine Mustang, with the exception of a one-off concept in the ‘60s.
According to GM Authority sources, and reported by our sister publication, Ford Authority, the new mid-engine Ford Mustang will be built by Multimatic, and although it will be branded as a Mustang, it will not ride on the S650 platform. Multimatic also built the Ford GT supercar, and currently builds the Ford Bronco DR. At this point, it’s unclear where the new mid-engine Mustang will be built, but given Multimatic will be responsible for the assembly, it’s possible the new mid-engine Mustang will be built in Markham, Ontario, Canada, the same location as the Ford GT. It’s not clear if the new Mustang-branded product is based on the GT, but sources indicate that is considered to be a supercar.
Critically, Multimatic also builds the Ford Mustang GT3 and GT4. Ford’s relationship with the Canadian-based automotive supplier has expanded considerably over the course of the last several years.
The Ford Mustang nameplate has traditionally been attached to front-engine, ICE-based performance machines, but that tradition was upended when FoMoCo launched the Ford Mustang Mach-E for the 2021 model year. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a battery-powered crossover, with the name inspired by the first-generation Ford Mustang Mach 1.
Monterey Car Week is an annual series of high-profile automotive events held on California’s central coast, and includes auctions, parties, and racing, culminating in the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be held on Sunday, August 20th.