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A high-performance Ford Mustang takes on the Nürburgring

17th July 2014

Ford has sent a track-tuned Mustang – assumed to be an SVT version - to the legendary Nürburgring circuit, where it is being heavily tested and developed for maximum race potential.

SVT badging has been spied on the car, however speculation on the name also means GT350 and GT500 are potential options. The model spotted also features a new front spoiler and enlarged rear diffuser, track tyres, and larger brakes.

Unusually, the manufacturer has declined to make many comments on the vehicle when questioned. A representative did however suggest that a partner is testing the model, or that it could be an in-house project by the Ford Special Vehicle Team.

The high-performance Mustang uses a thrilling V8 engine which delivers more than 500bhp. This power system is expected to be different from the current GT500's 'Trinity' supercharged V8 engine, as the manufacturer is suspected to focus on track capability rather than pure power. One option presented so far is the Ford 'Coyote' engine, as either a 5.0-litre induction system or a naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre drivetrain.

The standard and no less attractive version of the new Ford Mustang launches in the UK very soon. The first run of 500 vehicles has already sold out.

Come to any Lookers Ford location – we have a network of authorised dealerships throughout the UK – for more information on the Mustang and the new Ford car range.