Nov 8th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
Following tradition, Ford Racing has just announced that it will start production of it’s FR500S race car. Based on the production Ford Mustang Coupe, the FR500S is pure race spec. Built on the same assembly line in Flat Rock Michigan as it’s production counterpart, the race car differs in many ways, including a stiffer body, and a built-in roll bar. Power comes from a version of it’s 4.6 liter V8 engine tuned by the masters at Roush Industries.
Retailing for $75,000, it will also be the centerpiece next year of a new Mustang spec series, the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. The FR500S joins its FR500C and FR500GT siblings in the Mustang racing stable making this corral one of the most potent around.
This car gives a chance for a regular guy privateer to go racing for relatively (key word here) cheap. $75,000 is quite a wad of cash, but not much when you realize most major teams spend that much on suspension alone! This could mean though, that a guy with a modest budget and a few sponsors could be quite competitive. Here’s to the underdogs! Ford is on your side.