There are other explanations, too. As you might have heard, Ford is investing millions in motorsport. It has already unveiled the Mustang GT3 and GT4, plus the Mustang Dark Horse R for a one-make racing series backed by IMSA. Earlier this year, Ford also announced that it will be teaming up with Red Bull in 2026.
Obviously, Jim Farley still believes in the concept of winning on Sunday and selling on Monday. But to sell on Monday, you need something to sell. The new Mustang GT is a good car, and the Dark Horse is the most track-capable Coyote-powered model yet.
While both these models are epic in their own right, there is still room for an even more focused, road-legal GT3 model. Look no further than the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS for proof. These road-legal racers are the benchmark, proving that you don’t need 1,000 horsepower to set an impressive lap time.