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    Ford Mustang (5th gen) GT Race Car 2005

    MUSTANG RETURNS TO SPORTS CAR RACING: FORD RACING MUSTANG GT TO COMPETE IN GRAND AM CUP

    The first 2005 Mustang GT race cars undergo testing at Daytona International Speedway.

    DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 25 - The Ford Mustang and sports car racing. The two have gone hand-in-hand since the car’s debut in 1964, and the latest version of Ford’s "pony car" will soon be returning to the track in the Grand-Am Cup Series.

    Today, Ford Racing and the Grand American Road Racing Series announce that Ford Racing's 2005 Mustang GT race car has been homologated to compete in the GS Class of Grand-Am Cup. The Ford Racing Mustang GT race car is based off the all-new 2005 Mustang GT that recently hit showroom floors at Ford dealerships around the country.

    "We're excited about expanding our road racing efforts in the Grand American Series with the addition of our race-prepared Mustang GT," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. "The 2005 Mustang and our 5.0-liter Cammer ‘R50’ V-8 make the perfect combination to extend Ford's rich sports car racing heritage."

    As announced at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association (SEMA) Show in November 2004, Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) has become the one-stop shop for all the racing needs of the Mustang enthusiast. FRPP will offer the race-prepared Mustang GT in Grand-Am Cup specification, as well as all the racing components necessary for race team support and for those enthusiasts interested in enhancing their own Mustangs.

    FRPP also offers a 2005 Mustang "body-in-white" for those enthusiasts looking to build their own race cars. Using the FRPP catalog of performance equipment, the "do-it-yourself" builder has a choice of crate engines, from pushrod to modular V-8s, and driveline components to help build a car for a variety of racing series, including drag racing.

    "Our goal with this competition program for the new Mustang is to capitalize on our performance parts program and the Mustang's successful history in road racing," continued Davis. "The 5.0-liter Cammer engine family represents the future of Ford Racing Performance Parts, and this program could help solidify the Cammer as the performance crate engine of choice. As well, this competition program will spur the development of performance parts for the new Mustang, and possibly more programs for competition in other racing series."

    The ‘R50’, the race version of the Cammer V-8, as found in the Mustang GT racer, is an evolution of the all-aluminum Cammer ‘T50’ crate engine, which is currently available from Ford Racing Performance Parts. The ‘R50’ racing version features many enhancements for road racing highlighted by new cylinder heads, from the Ford GT supercar program, and a unique intake manifold. The Cammer V-8 is based on Ford's family of modular V-8 engines; including the 4.6L DOHC supercharged V-8 as found in the SVT Mustang Cobra.

    "Ford Racing’s grassroots motorsports efforts have been extremely successful in providing opportunities to go racing at a good value," continued Davis. "We've worked closely with Grand-Am to ensure that the Mustang GT will not only be competitive, but will also offer racers a durable, reliable, and affordable package to go racing in Grand-Am Cup."

    The debut race for the new Ford Racing Mustang GT race car will be the Grand-Am Cup Daytona 200 on Friday, February 4 at Daytona International Speedway.

    Ford Racing currently supplies the 5.0-liter Cammer ‘DP’ V-8 engine, developed by Robert Yates Racing, to competitors in the Daytona Prototype class of the Grand American Rolex Series. Recently, Ford Racing announced an all-star NASCAR Nextel Cup driver line-up for the Crown Royal Ford Multimatic Daytona Prototype race car competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, including 2004 Nextel Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch, 2003 Nextel Cup Series Champion Matt Kenseth, and former NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck Series Champion Greg Biffle.

    The race-prepared Mustang GT in full Grand-Am Cup-spec, as well as the ‘R50’ Cammer V8 and the 2005 Mustang "body-in-white", are available through Ford Racing Performance Parts.
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    FORD RACING MUSTANG GT WINS AT DAYTONA

    Ford Racing Mustang GT race cars finish 1-2 in Grand-Am Cup 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5 – With less than one day’s experience behind the wheel of his new Ford Racing Mustang GT race car, car owner and driver Tom Nastasi, with co-driver Ian James, claimed victory in the opening race of the 2005 Grand-Am Cup season at Daytona International Speedway. The win marks the first race and first win for Ford Racing’s Mustang GT race car built off the new 2005 Mustang GT that is currently available in Ford dealerships.

    "The car is awesome," said Tom Nastasi, owner of the #5 Ford Racing Mustang GT run by Blackforest Motorsports. "It was delivered to me on Wednesday, and the race was Friday. I was only able to put practice laps on the car, and didn’t make any changes. It was that good right out-of-the box."

    Ford Racing’s development team, a two-car effort run by Multimatic Motorsports, finished in 2nd and 9th place. Two other Ford Racing Mustang GT race cars were campaigned, with 11th place captured by the # 37 JBS Motorsports car with drivers Jim and Bret Seafuse, and 22nd place by the #10 Champion Motorsports car with drivers Brad Lehmann and BJ Zacharias.

    "When we started this program our goal was to build and sell identical Mustangs that people could win with and I think we proved that here at Daytona," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. "I'm thrilled that Blackforest Motorsports, one of our first customers, won the season-opening Grand-Am Cup race in one of these cars. It just goes to show that these new Mustangs are very competitive and they give their owners a legitimate shot to win. It wasn't the fastest car on the track, but it won, and this is a great way to kick off Speedweeks for Ford in Daytona."

    The race wasn’t without excitement right down to the finish when the #5 Blackforest Motorsports car was being chased down by the #55 Multimatic factory team. Ian James drove the first stint in the #5 Ford Racing Mustang and made the brilliant call to just take on gas, and no new tires, during their only pit stop and driver change in the race.

    "The engine started to stumble coming down the final stretch, and actually ran out of gas just as we crossed the finish line," said Nastasi. "The team had to push the car into Victory Lane."

    "It’s a testament to how good this race car is and the development that went into it that we could run the whole race on one set of tires, and win."

    The Ford Racing Mustang GT was developed by Ford Racing Performance Parts, in conjunction with Multimatic Motorsports, and will be sold as a complete "ready-to-race" package for the Grand-Am Cup Series.

    "We couldn’t have asked for a better start for our Mustang competition program," said Primo Goffi, Mustang program manager, Ford Racing Performance Parts. "We’re extremely happy with the results of the Grand-Am Cup 200 here at Daytona, especially for our customer teams."
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    got any highres version of the new Mustang Race car WITH the the wings? and black stripes.

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    it doesnt look hardly different from the normal GT

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    Ford's being cheap again.......It's definitely a GT with new rims and paintjob, Ford is only good at making trucks. I know Mustangs are popular and looks cool, but that's the sports car that causes the most accidents in America, and sometimes other Ford's. Ford, please stop making the government pay billions of dollars to re-construct the road. *sighs*
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    Why is Ford being cheap? All the car in that series are stripped down production cars. Only good at trucks? Please. The new Mustang is One of the best performance cars you can buy in the $30K range, and is a great performing car in about every aspect. And the reason it has the most wreck would probably because there's more of them that any onther sports car in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    Ford's being cheap again.......It's definitely a GT with new rims and paintjob, Ford is only good at making trucks. I know Mustangs are popular and looks cool, but that's the sports car that causes the most accidents in America, and sometimes other Ford's. Ford, please stop making the government pay billions of dollars to re-construct the road. *sighs*
    How does it CAUSE accidents?
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    For $30,000, I rather buy a 2005 Honda Integra Type-R, at least it handles like a sports car. And what do you mean "a great performing car in about every aspect"? All of us know that most of the Ford's have bad handlings. Ford's aren't even comfortable, that loud engine noise keeps the passenger from falling asleep, and that's where some people get there tired-looking faces from. For god's sake, why does a car need that many liters in an engine for? A Murcielago uses a 6.2 liter, but a Mustang at about 4.6 liters? Isn't that just a waste of money on gas? Go survey people, ask them why they buy Mustangs, most of them will say,"For the looks." Last time I rode on a Mustang and it was almost scary, I can feel a lot of slipping from the back tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    For $30,000, I rather buy a 2005 Honda Integra Type-R, at least it handles like a sports car. And what do you mean "a great performing car in about every aspect"? All of us know that most of the Ford's have bad handlings. Ford's aren't even comfortable, that loud engine noise keeps the passenger from falling asleep, and that's where some people get there tired-looking faces from. For god's sake, why does a car need that many liters in an engine for? A Murcielago uses a 6.2 liter, but a Mustang at about 4.6 liters? Isn't that just a waste of money on gas? Go survey people, ask them why they buy Mustangs, most of them will say,"For the looks."
    Wow, your name certainly is fitting for your personality.

    Have you ever driven another RWD car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    For $30,000, I rather buy a 2005 Honda Integra Type-R, at least it handles like a sports car. And what do you mean "a great performing car in about every aspect"? All of us know that most of the Ford's have bad handlings. Ford's aren't even comfortable, that loud engine noise keeps the passenger from falling asleep, and that's where some people get there tired-looking faces from. For god's sake, why does a car need that many liters in an engine for? A Murcielago uses a 6.2 liter, but a Mustang at about 4.6 liters? Isn't that just a waste of money on gas? Go survey people, ask them why they buy Mustangs, most of them will say,"For the looks." Last time I rode on a Mustang and it was almost scary, I can feel a lot of slipping from the back tires.

    How old are you? Do you even have a license?
    Don't most ITR's have loud exhausts as well?
    Why would you want to sleep in a car anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    For $30,000, I rather buy a 2005 Honda Integra Type-R, at least it handles like a sports car.
    Hate front wheel drives, too much understeer, wouldn't race that for anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    All of us know that most of the Ford's have bad handlings.
    I throught the chevs were known for straight line speed and ford for handeling

    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    Ford's aren't even comfortable, that loud engine noise keeps the passenger from falling asleep,
    That's called driving involvment.

    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    and that's where some people get there tired-looking faces from.
    I throught you said it keep the people from falling asleep, isn't that a good thing when you driving?

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    For god's sake, why does a car need that many liters in an engine for?
    torque, that's what makes you feel the acceleration.

    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    A Murcielago uses a 6.2 liter, but a Mustang at about 4.6 liters? Isn't that just a waste of money on gas?
    you prefer the 6.2 litre, but not a 4.6? and you complain about waste money on gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    Go survey people, ask them why they buy Mustangs, most of them will say,"For the looks."
    enough said i think.

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    Last time I rode on a Mustang and it was almost scary, I can feel a lot of slipping from the back tires.
    i luv the feeling of slipping from the back tires, coz i know i can handle my car and control the oversteer and the opposite lock.

    integra is a great car, but it revs too high, gonna have to keep the passenger awake too. too much rev doesn't comes to cheap petrol consumption.

    may be you're better off with a jazz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
    For $30,000, I rather buy a 2005 Honda Integra Type-R, at least it handles like a sports car. And what do you mean "a great performing car in about every aspect"? All of us know that most of the Ford's have bad handlings. Ford's aren't even comfortable, that loud engine noise keeps the passenger from falling asleep, and that's where some people get there tired-looking faces from. For god's sake, why does a car need that many liters in an engine for? A Murcielago uses a 6.2 liter, but a Mustang at about 4.6 liters? Isn't that just a waste of money on gas? Go survey people, ask them why they buy Mustangs, most of them will say,"For the looks." Last time I rode on a Mustang and it was almost scary, I can feel a lot of slipping from the back tires.

    haha you are one big moron

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98GTi-VR6
    How old are you? Do you even have a license?
    Don't most ITR's have loud exhausts as well?
    Why would you want to sleep in a car anyway?
    lol yeah what the hell is this kid talking about.
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    i like the looks, but its the on-track performance that really counts

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