Top Gear Examines The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD

The Mustang GTD represents the most extreme version of the Mustang ever, with a lot of inspiration from the 2024 Mustang GT3. Some of the unique upgrades for this top-tier Mustang include a wide-body kit, carbon fiber-intensive body panels, aggressive aerodynamic enhancements, and the most powerful engine ever to be fitted from the factory.

That engine is, of course, the rock-solid reliable Coyote 5.0L, but it now has a bachelor’s degree in raw power. At the University of Ford Performance, with a major in Multimatic engineering, the humble Coyote has been expanded to 5.2L, and as a graduation present, it received a massive supercharger with intercooler. To add some bling, it also will redline above 7,500 RPM, and features titanium throughout, including both the intake and exhaust valves.

The result is a monster that will put out 800 or more horsepower, easily eclipsing the previous record holder, the 2022 Shelby Mustang GT500 with its 760 HP. Another important fact about the new engine is that it will be the first ever Mustang engine built for the road that will use a dry-sump oil system, to keep things lubricated during hard and repeated cornering.

Jack Rix from Top Gear magazine got the chance to be up close and personal with it during Monterey Car Week 2023 where it was unveiled. Watch this video as he tells us what you should be excited about this all-new Mustang supercar.