VIN-001 of the all new seventh-generation Ford Mustang GT will be heading to Barrett-Jackson‘s annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona at the end of January. All proceeds raised will go towards JDRF, the world’s leading global Type 1 Diabetes research organization which works towards the cure, prevention and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes.
The auction winner will get to configure the their very own 2024 Mustang GT.
This new Mustang GT will become the third generation to have seen a car auctioned at Barrett-Jackson with the goal to raise money for charity. Ford’s other recent auction contributions for charity include the Shelby Mustang GT500, Mustang Mach 1 and Mustang Bullitt. The new 2024 Mustang GT includes the most powerful iteration of Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8 with 486bhp which comes courtesy of a dual air intake and new throttle body design. Available with either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, there is also an additional Performance Pack which adds Recaro seats and an active exhaust!
Finely tuned ECU maps allows for different engine, suspension and steering modes along with a electronic drift brake, a first for the Mustang. This allows slip in the rear wheels and can help novices learn to drift on a racetrack! The auction winner can choose from the two transmission types, 11 exterior colours, new alloy wheels, painted Brembo brake calipers, interior packages and the aforementioned Performance Pack.
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Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Ford Media Global.