Ford Put A Window Inside The $325,000 Mustang GTD To Show Off Its Radical Suspension

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There’s no junk in the Mustang GTD’s trunk.

The upcoming $325,000 supercar features a racing-style pushrod rear suspension with shocks and springs mounted transversely between the wheels.

The design takes up the space normally reserved for the Mustang’s trunk, which has been deleted to accommodate the setup along with a dedicated cooling system for its rear transaxle.

The suspension features coilover Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve shocks, which each have two separate springs. Mutlimatic is also handling the final assembly of the car, which is based on a stock Mustang chassis but has been redesigned with a carbon fiber widebody inspired by the Mustang GT3 competition car.


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The electronically controlled suspension can adjust its damping rate in 15 millisecond intervals and compress one of the springs to both lower the ride height by 1.6 inches and increase the spring rate for track driving.


The 2017-2023 Ford GT used a similar type of coilover and was also built by Multimatic.

mustang gtd chassis

“We’ve never done a suspension like this on Mustang,” Greg Goodall, Mustang GTD Chief Program Engineer said in a press release. “To meet the aggressive lap time targets we set, we looked to motorsports for that inspiration to do something really advanced. This cutting-edge suspension and advanced dampers are key to turning a Mustang into a Mustang GTD.”

Ford is so excited about the suspension that it has installed a window inside the cabin that it can be viewed through. The GTD doesn’t have rear seats and the 24×10-inch polycarbonate pane offers a peek at the dampers in action, at least for a passenger able to turn their head under the tremendous G-force the car is expected to deliver.


The suspension can also be seen from above through the GTD’s rear window.


Along with the mechanical grip provided by its low ride height and steamroller tires, the GTD is equipped with complex active aerodynamics that combine vanes and vents and an adjustable rear wing to deliver 1,500 to 2,000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph.

The car is powered by an 800 hp supercharged 5.2-liter V8 and has a top speed of approximately 210 mph.

The Mustang’s trunk space has been filled with suspension and powertrain components on the GTD. (Ford)

Ford recently started taking applications for the GTD, which is expected to begin deliveries late this year.