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FR500GT

Competition Mustangs

RACE SERIES

GT4 European Cup

PRIMARY COMPETITION

Maserati, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Nissan

SPECIFICATIONS

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SPECS

ENGINE

  • 400+HP 5.0L "Cammer" V8

CHASSIS

  • Uni-Body - seam welded with integrated safety cage
  • Over 20,000 ft-lbs /degree (torsional)
  • Ford - modified stock steel

WHEELS/ TIRES

  • Fiske
  • Front: 18" rim, 10" wide
  • Rear: 18" rim, 10" wide
  • Front: Pirelli 305 /660-18
  • Rear: Pirelli 305 /680-18

BRAKES

  • Front: Brembo 4 Pot
  • Rear: Ford - Stock
  • Master Cylinder: Ford - Stock
  • ABS: Ford - Stock

STEERING

  • Ford Racing Performance Parts rack and pinion
  • Power Steering: Ford Hydraulic

DIMENSIONS

  • Wheelbase: 2720 mm
  • Front track: 1595 mm
  • Rear track: 1554 mm
  • Dry Weight: 1380 kg

FUEL

  • Fuel cell : ATL Custom 90 L- Dual Dry Break
  • Fuel pumps: Walbro 255L/H
  • Pressure Regulator : Ford - Stock

ANCILLARIES

  • C&R aluminium radiator with integrated oil cooler
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts harness
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts exhaust system
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts high flow intake system
  • SPA 4.0 liter AFFF cable activated extinguisher

FRONT SUSPENSION

  • Dynamic Suspensions - inverted struts
  • 3-way adjustable - high/low speed
  • compression, rebound
  • Ride height adjustable coil over
  • Adjustable caster/camber plate
  • Urethane bushings
  • Adjustable anti-roll bar

REAR SUSPENSION

  • Dynamic Suspensions - coil-over dampers
  • 3-way adjustable - high/low speed
  • compression, rebound
  • Ride height adjustable
  • 3 link with panhard bar
  • Urethane bushings

DRIVELINE

  • T-56 6 speed transmission
  • 3.55 Rear 8.8" Trac Tech C Locker
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts clutch

COCKPIT

  • SPARCO racing seat - position adjustable
  • SPARCO steering wheel-quick release
  • SPARCO 6-point safety harness
  • Center mount console switches
  • AIM digital dash system - data logging and display
About the FR500GT4

Based on the race- and championship-winning Mustang FR500C that competes in the Grand Am KONI Challenge, the FR500GT4 is homologated for GT4 European Cup competition. Competing overseas against brands such as Porsche, Maserati, BMW, Lotus and Aston Martin, driver Eric de Doncker and his FR500GT4 captured four race victories and eight podium finishes en route to winning the inaugural series championship in 2007.

The GT4 European Cup was created to extend the proven GT3 concept to a less expensive second-tier GT category of racecar with an emphasis on reduced costs, high reliability and the use of production parts. The technical formula allows the development of street-legal cars for racing with the goal being to provide a balanced level of performance for all competitors. Race preparation is concentrated on braking and transmission systems, dampers and safety elements (cockpit, fuel tank, etc.) while leaving the engine in its original form as much as possible. Furthermore, the original aerodynamics of a car must also be maintained, therefore no wings or spoilers shall be permitted unless they are an integral part of the original bodywork of a basic model.

Ford Racing partnered again with Multimatic Motorsports to homologate the FR500C/GT4 for GT4 European Cup competition and has assisted in the homologation of competition Mustangs for FIA GT3 and Grand-Am competition.