The Blue Oval is going GT racing again.
Although this time, it is with a brand-new Mustang GT3 package, which will compete in the GT Daytona IMSA class in 2024.
The Mustang will also be available for customer teams to purchase.
“The Mustang was born to race,” Ford Performance Motorsports global director Mark Rushbrook.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the GT3 version to compete head-to-head against some of the greatest manufacturers in the world.”
In fairness, it actually hasn’t been too long since Ford withdrew from GT racing.
That was only in 2019 when its Ford GT effort with Chip Ganassi Racing ended.
Despite initially contemplating a move to prototype racing, Ford has continued to stick to its GT roots.
The Mustang is driven by a race-ready 5.0-litre Coyote V8 built by M-Sport.
A unique short-arm suspension set-up and rear-mounted transaxle are all packaged neatly in a carbon fibre body kit.
The sole render image of the car also suggests the Mustang will feature a ginormous rear wing.
But that’s really about all we know concerning car specs.
There is one driver confirmed. Joey Hand, who won the Le Mans 24 Hour with a Ford GT in 2016, is Ford’s test driver for the Mustang programme.
He may have the opportunity to add another Le Mans crown to his name too, with Ford considering a return to the iconic race with the Mustang.
However, as for now, there is nothing locked in besides the IMSA tilt in 2024.
A new Mustang GT4 will also be available for customer purchase sometime next year. It will include several updates from the current GT4 model, rolled out in 2017.