Building on Mustang’s rich and successful racing heritage, Ford Racing is offering customers a new way to affordably race with the all-new 2008 Mustang FR500S. This car will be the heart of the all-new Mustang spec series, the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup, which will make its debut on tracks around North America in 2008.
The FR500S was built on the production line at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, Mich. Interior work was completed at Watson Engineering in Taylor, Mich.; the 4.6-liter 3-valve V-8 production engine was produced by Ford in Romeo, Mich., and sealed and dyno’d at Roush Industries in Livonia, Mich. It will retail for $75,000 straight from the Ford Racing parts catalog.
“Few manufacturers can say that they build race cars right on the production line, and we’re proud to be one of them,” said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. “The FR500S provides customers and racers a chance to get into a high-performing vehicle that is durable, reliable and competitive – straight from the factory.”
With the addition of the Mustang FR500S to the current stable of Mustang race cars including the FR500C and FR500GT, Ford Racing now provides customers a ladder of car offerings to help them climb up the ranks of professional racing.