- 5.0-liter V8 engine
- 6-speed manual transmission
- Horsepower @ RPM:
- 412 horsepower
- Torque @ RPM:
- 390 lb/ft of torque
Every racetrack these days seem to be in the spirit of one-upping the other with their own set of pace cars. The 2011 Quaker State 400 NASCAR event at the Kentucky Speedway, though, will have something a little different in mind. In collaboration with Ford , the Kentucky Speedway is set to unveil a special edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT Convertible called “the Kentucky Speedway Mustang Pace Cars”.
Limited to only 43 units to signify the number of entrants that will compete in the inaugural Quaker State 400, the special edition Mustang will come with a number of unique features, including a special exterior package that comes with an all-white paint finish, an “Official Pace Car” badging, a pedestal spoiler, side scoops, a decklid panel, and NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway logos. Each of the 43 Mustangs will be numbered individually for collection purposes, making each of them a true collector’s piece.
Talking about the partnership with Ford, Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said: "It’s natural for us to work together to spotlight the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visit to this region. Ford Racing and our regional Ford dealers are coming through once again with great programs that showcase our ’Quaker State 400’ and the outstanding Ford lineup,"
Those interested in buying one of the 43 limited edition models will also receive free tickets to the Quaker State 400 race on July 9, 2011, as well as an opportunity to drive their Mustang around the track during the parade lap with a Sprint Cup driver.
A special edition Ford Mustang and a chance to drive around an actual NASCAR event during the parade lap? That’s a pretty good deal, if you ask us.