On Twitter, Ford CEO Jim Farley shared a clip of the company’s forthcoming Mustang GT3 race car performing laps at Sebring.

Since Ford revealed their new GT3 factory car back in September, this is the first we’ve seen (or heard) of it.

Similarly, Farley tweeted a hypothetical query about the possibility of a street-legal GT3 racer in the future.


Right now, wherever you are, you need to halt. The lovely sound of a naturally aspirated V-8 engine awaits you; crank up the volume. Ford CEO Jim Farley tweeted a video of the company’s future Mustang GT3 race car being driven around Sebring today, and it sounds fantastic.

When Ford announced in September that it would release six new racing variants of the S650 Mustang, this is the first time we’ve seen (and, more importantly, heard) of the factory GT3 Mustang. Ford isn’t waiting until the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2024 to start hyping up the GT3, despite the fact that the car won’t make its formal debut until then.

Ford Performance and Multimatic are working together to produce this GT3 model, which will be powered by a 5.4-liter version of the Coyote V-8. These pictures showcase a Mustang that has been heavily modified in order to compete in and finish 24-hour races such as Daytona and Le Mans.

Everything of the bodywork appears to be crafted from lightweight carbon fibre, and it features enormous fenders that encase a set of beefy racing tyres. The car’s front lip is highly aggressive, and its diffuser is quite huge. The major eye-catcher is the rear wing that is not attached to the trunk lid, but rather to the rear pillars of the automobile. Ford was keen to point out that, although being a thoroughbred race car, the GT3 car shares ancestry with the forthcoming Mustang Dark Horse.

But we already knew that race vehicles were awesome to look at and listen to. Farley’s second tweet was where things got interesting. An hour later, Ford’s CEO returned to Twitter to ask his fans if Ford should produce a road version of the GT3.

For the record, Mr. Farley: It seems the consensus is that we all agree. Indeed, it is the correct response. In as little time as possible, have your first sample sent to Car and Driver.

To this day, Jack Fitzgerald still can’t shake his addiction to Formula 1, which sparked his lifelong passion for automobiles.

In order to get behind the wheel of all the new vehicles he couldn’t afford, he decided to become an auto writer after working as a detailer at a local dealership group while college. He hounded his teachers at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee into giving him opportunities to travel around Wisconsin in search of stories in the car sector before he landed his dream job at Car and Driver. His current mission is to keep his 2010 VW Golf on the road as long as possible.