President and chief executive officer of Ford, Jim Farley, has tweeted video footage of the OEM’s new Ford Mustang GT3 conducting test laps around the Sebring circuit in the USA.
The car, which has been developed by Ford Performance in collaboration with Multimatic Motorsports, is based on the seventh-generation Mustang and is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote-based V8 engine developed by M-Sport in the UK.
The planned testing program is scheduled to last for three days, and despite Ford not releasing any new details of who might be the driver for the test, the OEM did, however, mention in a release back in 2022 that Joey Hand – one of the winning drivers in the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro class in the Ford GT – will be one of the drivers for the new Mustang GT3 program.
Ford originally announced its foray into the GT3 category with the Mustang at the Daytona 24 Hours in January 2022.
Mustang GT3 test run at Sebring. Holy cow! pic.twitter.com/LWnA9Eop3Y
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) March 21, 2023