Ford’s new Mustang GT4 is on the verge of receiving the green light to compete globally.
According to Ford Performance Global Director Dave Pericak, the SRO is expected to grant the Multimatic-built race car its final homologation within the next month.
The car has been racing since early January under a national homologation from both IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge.
“It’s very close,” Pericak 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.”
Once the GT4’s receive full homologation expect cars to start seeing cars show up in Europe almost immediately as customers have continued to buy them despite the delay. Only two Mustang GT4s currently exist, one of them being the car Scott Maxwell wheeled to victory at Sebring.
“We just sold a couple more but we’re trying to go slow until we get the homologation locked down.”
“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.”
“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.”