The Most Powerful Ford Ever – 2025 Mustang GTD

February 14th, 2024

With a ferocious desire to take the Nurburgring crown away from the Porsche GT3 RS, Ford engineers have produced the baddest Mustang to date. Looking like the space-age cousin of the iconic muscle car, the 2025 Mustang GTD is set to blow the competition away.

Nicknamed the “Green Hell” by legendary race driver Jackie Stewart, the Nurburgring is one of the most challenging road courses in the world. It is where high-performance production track cars go to prove their worth. Ford would like to get a piece of the Nurburgring pie. In order to accomplish such a feat, they will need to build a car that is powerful and aerodynamic. It will also need to handle well and stop on a dime (and give nine-cents change). Enter the GTD.

Seeking a 50/50 weight balance, Ford chose to adopt a different platform than any Mustang had ever used in the past. The Mustang GTD utilized a driveline concept found in many Formula One and Le Mans racing automobiles. The engine – an 800hp supercharged 5.2-liter V8 – is in the front. A direct-drive prop shaft connects to an 8-speed dual-clutch Tremec transaxle (trans cooler in the trunk) in the rear. This distributes the weight evenly and greatly improves handling.

A souped-up version of the engine found in the Mustang GT500, the supercharged V8 found in the GTD uses a dry sump oiling system (also a race car design) with a reservoir and pump where the conventional transmission would be located.

On the exterior, there are myriad splitters and diffusers as well as an active rear spoiler that seems to have a mind of its own.

This certainly looks like the best Mustang ever.