2007 Ford Mustang FR500GT Concept


2007 Ford Mustang FR500GT Concept

2007 Ford Mustang FR500GT Concept

Encouraged by the first-year dominance of its 420-horsepower stock Mustang race car in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series Ford Motor Company has developed what it describes as the ultimate Mustang showroom stock race car. Code-named ‘Man Racer,’ the new 550-horsepower Mustang follows on the heels of the highly successful FR500C, also known as the ‘Boy Racer.’

‘Man Racer represents the reincarnation of the Trans-Am Mustang from the 70s, which was the most powerful showroom-looking pony car at the time,’ said Dan Davis, director, Ford Racing Technology. ‘This car has amazing output from a normally aspirated engine, and the chassis is specially tuned for high-speed performance and handling.’

This concept racer is outfitted with Ford Racing Performance Parts and was featured in the October issue of Car and Driver magazine.

2007 Ford Mustang FR500GT Concept

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineFord Racing Modular V8
power391.5 kw / 525 bhp
bhp/weight373.4 bhp per tonne
wheel typeThree-Piece BBS
front tiresPirelli 305/660-18
rear tiresPirelli 305/680-18
front brakesAP Racing Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake sizex 378 mm / x 14.9 in
rear brakesAP Racing Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake sizex 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18 x 12 in
f suspensionInverted Struts w/3-Way Adjustable Coil-Overs, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/3-Way Adjustable Coil-Overs, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1406 kg / 3100 lbs
wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track1880 mm / 74 in
rear track1905 mm / 75 in
transmissionHollinger RD6-s Six-Speed Sequential
gear ratios:1