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Ford's got a rich history of competing against European machinery on their own home turf. But while the GT40 (and the more recent reborn GT) and the Cobra cut their teeth on the old continent, the Mustang is another story. Ford wants the Mustang to compete overseas, and now a Belgian-Canadian joint effort is preparing to oblige.
Canada's Multimatic racing garage has prepared this new Mustang for the Marc VDS Racing Team, a competition outfit that also fields a pair of Ford GTs in the GT1 championship, as well as teams in Moto2 and rally raids. They'll be taking this Mustang to the FIA GT3 European Championship, where it will take on the best that the likes of Porsche, Alpina, Mercedes and countless others have to throw at it on some of Europe's finest racing circuits. It's already undergoing testing at Ford's Bedfordshire test facility (curiously not Lommel Proving Grounds in the team's home country) and will be piloted by a team of Belgian and Canadian drivers.
Will the VDS Mustang GT3 prove its mettle against Europe's finest? No telling just yet, but it sure looks the business. Check it out for yourself in the gallery below and the press release after the jump.
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/0...hampi/
 

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Re: Ford Mustang to take on FIA GT3 European Championship (nopal 6.0)

With hard-touch dash plastics, inferior hoseclamp construction, low hp/L numbers and solid rear axle, this car will be woefully underprepared to take on the finest from der Vaterland.
 

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Re: Ford Mustang to take on FIA GT3 European Championship (Fritz27)

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With hard-touch dash plastics, inferior hoseclamp construction, low hp/L numbers and solid rear axle, this car will be woefully underprepared to take on the finest from der Vaterland.

Just like the failure that was the Ford GT, couldn't even complete a single race...

What's wrong with American companies trying to run with gods, stick to your damn ******* single turn straight racing Nascar.
 

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Re: Ford Mustang to take on FIA GT3 European Championship (nopal 6.0)

Quote, originally posted by nopal 6.0 »

What's wrong with American companies trying to run with gods, stick to your damn ******* single turn straight racing Nascar.

Who knows? I'd wish they'd stop embarrassing themselves staying behind the clearly superior competition.
 

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Re: Ford Mustang to take on FIA GT3 European Championship (Fritz27)

Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
With hard-touch dash plastics, inferior hoseclamp construction, low hp/L numbers and solid rear axle, this car will be woefully underprepared to take on the finest from der Vaterland.

I think pre-trolling is as annoying as trolling.
 

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I'm sure there is a reason, but why are the front wheelarches so huge compared to the wheels?

Small, lightweight racing wheels with thin, stiff walled racing rubber on a body that keeps the stock dimensions so it still looks like the production car... Because the only reason they're racing is for marketing purposes.


Modified by GLSJet20 at 8:38 PM 4-15-2010
 
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