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Ford Performance Season Launch Event Unveils Ambitious Motorsports Plans

Ford Performance has kicked off the year with its Season Launch Event, unveiling an ambitious global motorsports program. The event, showcasing “A new golden age of Ford motorsports,” outlines Ford’s participation in various racing series and events around the world. Here are some key highlights:

Global Racing Program:

  • Ford Performance will compete in multiple series and events, aiming for success with the new Mustang and other Ford vehicles on six of the world’s seven continents.
  • The racing lineup includes iconic tracks like Le Mans and Interlagos, off-road challenges like the Dakar Rally, and more.
  • The new NASCAR Cup Series Dark Horse Mustang, revealed in November, is part of Ford’s racing efforts. Additionally, Ford will participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Mustang GT3.

Off-Road Dominance:

  • Ford introduced the Switchgear, a rugged F-150 Lightning pickup with off-road prowess, featuring widened fenders, massive wheels, long-travel suspension, and Ford Performance branding. The Switchgear is reminiscent of the Raptor lineup, showcasing Ford’s commitment to off-road performance.

Dakar Rally Plans:

  • Ford teased a Raptor-branded race truck that will compete in the Dakar Rally in 2025. The announcement follows Ford’s participation in the 2024 Dakar Rally with the Ranger.

Mustang Racing Lineup:

  • Ford unveiled six racing versions of the Mustang in 2022, including the Mustang Dark Horse S and R variants, a GT4, and a NASCAR competitor.
  • The Mustang racing lineup will hit the track for the first time in 2024, demonstrating Ford’s dedication to performance on the racing circuit.

Formula 1 Return:

  • Ford previously announced its return to Formula 1 with Red Bull Racing in 2023. While specific details may not have been revealed during the Season Launch Event, Ford’s commitment to Formula 1 is a noteworthy aspect of its motorsports strategy.

Exciting Developments:

  • The Season Launch Event is expected to reveal new and exciting developments in Ford Performance’s motorsports endeavors.
  • Ford has consistently expressed its keen interest in motorsports, and the Season Launch provides a platform to share updates and innovations.

The Season Launch Event underscores Ford’s commitment to motorsports excellence and its diverse involvement in racing disciplines globally. Enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing Ford’s performance prowess on tracks, rally courses, and various racing arenas around the world.


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