Which brings us to Dean Martin and our friends at KohR Motorsports. They currently offer the all-new Mustang GT4 racecar with a starting price just shy of a quarter of a million dollars ($225,000, to be exact). It’s obvious the Mustang GT4 isn’t quite a grassroots racecar at heart, but what can one expect from this high-end, track-only beast?
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To find out, we asked Dean a few questions about the all-new Mustang GT4…
1. What type of enthusiast does the all-new Mustang GT4-spec racecar appeal to?
“The target customer is a high-end racer that is looking for a very competitive GT4-spec racecar,” Dean said. “While the initial cost is on-par with all of the top brands, the operating costs for the Mustang are significantly cheaper. Ford also has a great support program behind this car, and the car is also being designed to be easy to drive with a paddle-shifted sequential gearbox. This will include auto-blip downshift capability to help reduce driver mistakes and make the car easier to drive for the gentleman-type of racer.”
2. When can we expect to see one of these Mustang racecars arrive?
“Multimatic will have the development car at Daytona, and you should see two cars on the grid for the Daytona race at the end of the month,” Dean said.
3. Does Ford offer any additional prep for the Mustang GT4-spec racecar?
“No, this will come from teams like us [KohRMotorsports] who will be campaigning these cars in the IMSA Continental Tire and Pirelli World Challenge series,” Dean explained.
4. In regards to race-prepped Mustang models of the past, like the BOSS 302S and the Shelby GT350R-C, how does the all-new Mustang GT4-spec racecar compare?
“These cars are a significant jump in technology,” Dean concluded. “There will be a large performance gap between this car and any other Mustang before it.”
If you are looking to pick one of these race-ready machines up, you can learn more on the KohR site here.