Unveiling high-tech marvels of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD

It has multimatic DSSV spool-valve damper that's fully electronically controlled
An undated image of 2025 Ford Mustang GTD. — Ford
An undated image of 2025 Ford Mustang GTD. — Ford  

Incredible 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is set to outshine the most dedicated racing Mustangs on the track while flaunting a daring $300K price tag. Let's delve into the exciting advancements that make the 2025 Mustang GTD conspicuous.

The 2025 Mustang GTD takes things up a notch with its unequal-length control arm setup which makes you say goodbye to the ordinary front struts found in regular cars.

The auto company empowered its engineers to design the perfect performance system so no more being bound by strict racing rules here. The car has the most advanced "coil-over-shock" technology one would have seen lately.

Front suspension

It is enhanced with a Multimatic DSSV spool-valve damper that's fully electronically controlled. This unique setup boosts not just one, but two coil springs. While the lower spring is shorter and more comfortable, the upper spring has a higher rate for optimal track performance.

In everyday driving, these springs work together to provide a smoother ride. But when you hit the Track button, things get serious. The spool-valve shocks firm up, and a clever hydraulic system compresses the comfort-oriented spring, essentially turning it off. 

This drops the suspension by 40mm, increasing the car's stability, and roll resistance, and—thanks to reduced wind resistance — adding an impressive 15 to 20 mph to the top speed.

Rear suspension

At the back, everything is redesigned to accommodate the rear-mounted transaxle. The car boasts a sophisticated multilink system, consisting of lower semi-trailing arms and an array of lateral and diagonal links. These components work in harmony to position the hub carrier on each side. 

Ingenious pushrods and rocker's arms translate these movements to a pair of slightly angled coil-over-shock units positioned above the transaxle (employing the same dual-spring concept as the front). When viewed from behind, it forms an X-like pattern.

The magic lies in the mechanics and geometry of these linkages, which maintain a direct 1:1 connection between wheel travel and spring/damper compression. This translates to exquisite control over wheel movement, significantly enhancing tire grip and overall road contact.

Smart aerodynamics

Unlike race cars that must stick to a single aerodynamic setup throughout a race, the street-legal 2025 Mustang GTD enjoys the luxury of adjusting its front and rear downforce as needed—maximum during corners and minimal for straight-line speed. 

Hydraulic flaps in the front, combined with underbody aerodynamic panels, work together to pull down the car's front end. At the rear, a swift adjustment of the upper flap toggles between maximum downforce and minimal drag. Plus, lowering the ride height adds the bonus of reduced aerodynamic drag.

Clever use of space

With no real room for a traditional trunk (especially with that bold rear wing), the rear seat makes way for cargo. This makes sense since, let's be honest, this car isn't meant for cross-country road trips. 

The space is mainly occupied by the transaxle, a sizable titanium muffler, an active rear suspension setup, and a crucial transaxle cooling radiator. This radiator cleverly draws air down from the rear window, guiding it through the radiator for efficient cooling.

Variable traction control

One of the most exciting forbidden fruits in the realm of regulations is variable traction control. In Track mode, drivers have the power to fine-tune the extent to which the system manages engine output and traction control based on changing track conditions and their own skills. 

And the best part? All of this can be accomplished while keeping your hands firmly on the steering wheel.

Aiming for the record

With all these innovations seamlessly working together, the 800-plus horsepower of the 2025 Ford Mustang GTD aims to conquer the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in less than seven seconds—a challenge that pits it against the Porsche GT2 RS. Go Team America!