A fourth teaser video is out for a new performance vehicle set to be unveiled by Ford on November 17, and the car’s engine heard towards the end of the teaser sounds an awful lot like a V-8, which makes sense as the new performance vehicle is almost certainly the SVT-enhanced Mustang GT350 that we’ve been spying in prototype form for the past several months. Another clue is the font used in the teaser for the “11.17.14” reveal date, which matches the font used in the leaked GT350 badge we saw in August as well as that used on the previous Shelby GT500.
We’ll have more clues soon as the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] will be releasing two additional teaser videos before the November 17 reveal. The car’s first public showing is likely to take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show commencing the next day.
In the teasers, senior Blue Oval execs talk about Ford’s motorsport heritage and how lessons learned on the race track help influence the company’s road-going performance cars. One of those execs is Ford CEO Mark Fields who boasts, "We can compete with anybody and win," suggesting that there might be a motorsport program linked with the new car.
The third teaser mentions a free-revving engine with lots of horsepower. We can also see that the car will utilize lightweight carbon fiber components and Recaro seats. The focus of these teasers have been talking about the vehicle being driver focused and very track credible.
In the fourth teaser Ford executives reveal that the new GT350 will feature a widened track and lowered hood. There are going to be proportional changes, but these changes enhance the performance as well. Terms like mean and raw are being thrown around, and at the end we get another taste of what the GT350 will sound like while idling. Spoiler: it sounds mean.
Stay tuned for an update.