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As reported on Marc VDS Racing, a Belgian-Canadian joint effort is preparing to take on the competition in the FIA GT3 European Championship with a pair of freshly built Ford Mustangs. Canada’s Multimatic Motorsports has prepared the Mustangs for Belgium-based Marc VDS Racing, an experienced racing outfit that runs a pair of Ford GTs in the FIA GT1 World Championship.
Weighing in at just 1,350kg (2,976 lbs) and featuring a 5.3-liter V8 engine that pumps out an impressive 560-hp, these Multimatic masterpieces have been undergoing testing at Ford’s Bedfordshire test facility in the UK. The team’s #98 car will be piloted by Belgian Eric De Doncker and Canadian Scott Maxwell but the #99 car does not have an official driving duo as of yet. We’re assuming there’s also a healthy exchange program of Belgian chocolate for Canadian maple syrup.
It’s still too early to say just how competitive the VDS Mustang GT3 will be, but we don’t recommend betting against Multimatic, who led the factory Ford Mustang FR500C assault on the 2005 Grand Am Cup Championship and won the driver’s, manufacturer’s and team’s championship. VDS Racing has a solid track record, having run successful racing programs in GT1, Moto2, GT3 and RallyRaid.
If you’re jonesin’ for a GT3 Mustang of your own, Marc VDS Racing together with Multimatic will build additional cars to order, though the sticker price has yet to be confirmed.
[Source: Marc VDS Racing]
Take a closer look at this wild looking Mustang after the jump: