Ford Mustang Racecar Prototype

The Ford Mustang, performance, and racing. All three have been synonymous since the car's debut in 1964, and the latest version of "America's car" will soon be the target for "hot rodders" and racers alike.

Today, Ford Racing announces a development program to expand its performance parts catalog offerings to include the new 2005 Ford Mustang. The new Mustang carries on the tradition of affordable performance and will most definitely be the target of enthusiast "tuners" and racers.

2005 Ford Mustang Racecar Prototype Front Angle

"The Mustang is at the core of Ford Racing Performance Parts' business, from simple bolt-on upgrades all the way to complete crate engine assemblies," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. "We're very excited to see the 2005 Mustang hit the road and we're working on having a variety of performance parts ready for all those enthusiasts out there that will drive straight from the dealership to their garage for installation."

The Mustang represents a huge opportunity for performance parts development. The Mustang has been integral to the Ford Racing Performance Parts business, and has delivered many of the parts that are currently featured in the catalog, such as the 5.0-liter small block V-8. It has also been the impetus for continued engine development, such as the new 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 based on Ford's MOD engine family.

Ford Racing has embarked on an aggressive development program for the 2005 Ford Mustang to evaluate all areas of the vehicle for performance upgrades. The initial target for parts will be bolt-on items that will produce more engine power as well as parts that will provide visual distinction from an "off-the-showroom" floor model.

Source: Ford

Gallery: Ford Mustang Racecar Prototype (2005)