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Ford Mustang GT4 Nearing Final Homologation

Ford Mustang GT4 nearing final homologation, European launch planned…

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The Ford Mustang GT4 is “very close” to receiving final homologation from the SRO, according to Ford Performance Global Director Dave Pericak, who has revealed European launch plans for the Multimatic-built car.

While having debuted in January’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season-opener at Daytona and claiming victory one race later at Sebring, the new-gen Mustang has been running under national homologation by IMSA, as well as Pirelli World Challenge in its GTS class, while it seeks full GT4 approval.

Pericak said he expects everything to be finalized within the next month.

“It’s very close,” he told Sportscar365. “We had a little bit of an issue with the oil tank, and that’s what delayed it.

“We relocated the oil tank. It was behind the bulkhead, behind the driver, but now it’s up in front. That’s all been sorted, so we’re very close to final homologation.

“We just sold a couple more but we’re trying to go slow until we get the homologation locked down.”

A total of two cars have so far been produced, which are currently both in the hands of Dean Martin’s KohR Motorsports team and have recently been loaned out to PWC teams for evaluation races.

Pericak said he expects strong sales for the car but would not be drawn on a target number, other than admitting they will “definitely” be in the double-digits.

“The demand has been high and we’re going to start seeing quite a few sales in Europe,” he said. “I don’t want to call a number but I do expect to see some strong sales of the car.”

One of the big areas of growth, he said, is in Europe, with Ford currently working on a launch program for later this year that would include race outings to “get customers to interact with the vehicle.”

Pericak said they’re in communications with a company that would provide technical support for European teams. He indicated it wouldn’t be Multimatic, despite the Canadian-based firm having multiple operations across Europe.

“There’s been a ton of interest from Europe, but we just haven’t accepted orders yet,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of people who have called us. There’s no question this car will sell.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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