November 3, 2004
Ford shows race version of new Mustang
Las Vegas, Nevada – Dan Davis, Director of Ford Racing Technology, announced a new performance parts and competition program. Davis revealed a race version of the new Mustang during Ford’s press conference at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) show. The Ford Racing Mustang show car is painted in Bud Moore “orange and black” livery, replete with the number ’15’ in deference to Parnelli Jones’ Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am car.
“The Mustang is synonymous with performance modifications and competitive racing,” Davis said. “It has an unparalleled pedigree in many forms of racing, and the all-new 2005 Mustang makes a terrific platform to continue that history of racing competition and victories.
“Ford Racing Performance Parts will be the one-stop shop for performance and racing when it comes to the new Mustang. We’re going to offer everything from a ‘Body-in-White’ for the do-it-yourself builder, to performance upgrades for the shade-tree mechanic, all the way to a full ready-to-race competition car for the grassroots motorsports enthusiast.”
The first offering from the competition program is a road racing-spec Mustang. It is a ready-to-race track car that could compete in a variety of road racing series. At the heart of this package is Ford Racing’s 5.0-litre Cammer V8 engine. The Cammer crate engine already has a racing pedigree, with a Robert Yates-built race version powering the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype to a class win at the 2003 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.