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Old 06-29-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Ford to sell FR500C Mustang Grand Am Race Cars

Blue Oval News
28 June 2005
Robert Lane

Ford Racing Performance Parts will begin production of the ultimate 2005 Ford Mustang - but it won't be exactly street legal. The 2005 FR500C Mustang Grand Am is meant to tear up the competition on race tracks across the country. See side bar for the FR500's 2005 racing results. >

The FR500C Mustang's will be specially prepared, and production is scheduled to be limited to 25 units. Rather than purchasing the Mustangs through a local dealership, they can only be ordered from the Ford Racing Parts under item number M-FR500-C. Ford Racing's National Sales Manager, Dean Barberio told BlueOvalNews that the FR500C will retail for $125,000.

Ford Racing's Primo Goffi told BlueOvalNews that the FR500C will be powered by the 5.0L DOHC R50 engine, which has a compression ratio of 11:1. According to Goffi, the horsepower ratings will not be advertised due to "homologation sensitivities."

All Mustangs will be painted plain white, and without sripes. According to a source on Team Mustang, most racers want plain white bodied cars because they are easier to modify cosmetically - "they're easy to paint over."

2005 MUSTANG FR500C SPECIFICATIONS:


ENGINE
Type: 5.0L R50 "Cammer" V8
Compression ratio: 11.1
Horsepower: not disclosed


CHASSIS
Type: Uni-body - full seam welded with integrated safety cage
Structural Performance: Over 20,000ft-lbs/degree (torsional)
Construction: Ford - modified stock steel
Note: The chassis utilizes an aluminum subframe and front suspension components. This design replaces the stock MacPherson strut system. Ford designed body and roll cage - seam welded to Grand Am Specs.

WHEELS
Manufacturer: Fikse
Size - Front: 18 x 10.0"
Size - Rear: 18 x 10.0"


BRAKES
Front: Brembo 4 pot
Rear: Ford - stock
Master Cylinder: Ford - stock
ABS: Ford - stock


STEERING
Steering Rack: Ford rack and pinion
Power Steering: Ford hydraulic


DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 107.1 inches
Front Track: 62.8 inches
Rear Track: 63.0 inches
Dry Weight: 3000 lbs


FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel Cell: ATL custom dual dry break - 20 gallon
Fuel Pumps: Walbro 255L/H
Pressure Regulator: Ford - stock
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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What, no pics??

I thought Multi-matic made this announcement a month or so ago? Guess Ford had to assign a catalog number to make it official

Now, to talk the wife out of $125K, lol.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:24 PM   #3
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Multimatic Motorsports has been entrusted by Ford to design and build the new racer, which will compete in the Grand-Am Cup and other major production car street stock series throughout North America.

While the new racecar will be available for purchase by professional and amateur racers alike, Multimatic Motorsports will lead the assault for Ford with a fully factory supported team for 2005.

Multimatic has played a key role for Ford in the development of vehicles for both road and track. Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, the company is one of Ford Motor Company's top nine global suppliers.

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