A Historical Celebration of Road Sports Cars That Took To The Tracks...
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FORD MUSTANG GTP
( Raced in IMSA 1983 + 84 )
ENGINE : Zakspeed 4 Cylinder 1745 cc / 2124cc
both with single KKK Turbo
POWER : 650 BHP @8800rpm ( 2.3 bar race boost )
TOP SPEED :
Executive Mike Kranefuss set up Fords `Special Vehicles
Operations` in Michigan he turned to his old racing team
patron Eric Zakowski to promote the new Mustang.Using the
same silhouette racer chassis/engine as the succesfull
Zakspeed Capris the `clone`body of the Capri was changed
for the Mustang and ran in the top GTP group. The car won
on its IMSA debut with Zakspeeds top driver Klaus Ludwig
at Road America ( August 1983 ). The car was just as flame
spittingly fast as the Capris but despite top drivers like
Ludwig , Bob Wolleck , Geoff Brabham + Bobby Rahal the
car wasnt reliable enough. Ludwig gained a couple of 5th in
1984 before the project evolved into the Probe sportscar.