Mustang GTD Unveils High-Tech Suspension with Artistic Flair

Ford's Newest Performance Model Blends Racing Innovation with Stunning Design Elements...

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Suspension Window. (Ford).

Ford’s all-new 2025 Mustang GTD prioritizes high performance and showcases its advanced suspension system in a unique and visually striking way. The Mustang GTD is designed with racing technology and craftsmanship visible both inside and outside the car, making its suspension system a key feature of its appeal.

Suspension On Display – 

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Suspension Window. (Ford).

One of the standout features of the Mustang GTD is its innovative in-cabin suspension window. This polycarbonate window, measuring about 24 inches x 10 inches tall, is scratch-resistant and allows passengers to see the rear shock absorbers in action. This design element highlights the engineering marvel and adds a touch of artistry to the vehicle.

“The rear suspension is designed for purpose, but it’s also just a beautiful thing to look at,” said Jim Owens, Mustang GTD marketing manager. “It would have been a shame for us to hide it away never to be seen. With the suspension window, owners can admire the blue and gold accents on the dampers without removing the tech panel, and the passenger can literally watch the suspension in action.”

Advanced Suspension Technology – 

The Mustang GTD features a cutting-edge semi-active suspension system at all four corners. This system includes Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) dampers derived from race car technology. These dampers can adjust from their softest to firmest setting in just 15 milliseconds, significantly faster than the blink of an eye. This rapid adaptability enhances the car’s agility and stability, particularly during extreme track driving.

The rear suspension setup is especially notable. It includes a pushrod-actuated rear end integrated into a tubular subframe, a design inspired by motorsport technology. This layout places the shocks and springs lower and between the rear wheels rather than above them, contributing to a lower center of gravity and improved handling.

Race-Proven Features – 

Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve rear shock absorber. (Ford).

The Mustang GTD’s suspension system is part of a broader array of race-proven technologies. The car features active aerodynamics, a carbon-fiber body, magnesium wheels, and a rear transaxle, all of which enhance its performance. The semi-active suspension system plays a crucial role in making this Mustang the most track-capable production model ever.

“We’ve never done a suspension like this on Mustang,” said Greg Goodall, Mustang GTD Chief Program Engineer. “To meet the aggressive lap time targets we set, we looked to motorsports for that inspiration to do something really advanced. This cutting-edge suspension and advanced dampers are key to turning a Mustang into a Mustang GTD.”

Flexible and Dynamic Ride – 

The ASV dampers in the Mustang GTD use two springs for each damper. On the street, these springs work together to provide a comfortable ride. In Track mode, one of the springs is hydraulically compressed, effectively doubling the spring rate and lowering the car by about 1.6 inches. This adjustment enhances mechanical and aerodynamic grip, helping the car maintain stability and performance at high speeds.

“Adaptive damping allows more flexibility in absolute ride performance compared to a passive damper,” said Scott Keefer, Vice President, Multimatic engineering, “It lets you decouple the ride versus handling compromise that you would normally make in damper tuning. Our system is a double win in that adjustments feel very analog, very natural in terms of motion control.”

Upcoming Appearances and Testing – 

2025 Ford Mustang GTD Suspension Window. (Ford).

The Mustang GTD will appear at several high-profile events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Spa, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will also undergo extensive testing in Europe this summer, aiming to complete a sub-seven-minute lap at Germany’s renowned Nürburgring Nordschleife later this year.