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.+


engine Ford Racing Modular V8
power 391.5 kw / 525 bhp
bhp/weight 373.4 bhp per tonne
wheel type Three-Piece BBS
front tires Pirelli 305/660-18
rear tires Pirelli 305/680-18
front brakes AP Racing Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 378 mm / x 14.9 in
rear brakes AP Racing Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18 x 12 in
f suspension Inverted Struts w/3-Way Adjustable Coil-Overs, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/3-Way Adjustable Coil-Overs, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1406 kg / 3100 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1880 mm / 74 in
rear track 1905 mm / 75 in
transmission Hollinger RD6-s Six-Speed Sequential
gear ratios :1