Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pace car for the Daytona 500 unveiled

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT will be the pace car for the Daytona 500 next month. Ford released a photo of it today.

Here are some interesting notes about the Mustang, courtesy of Ford:
·        The new 2011 Mustang GT, powered by the all-new 412-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, will serve as the pace car for this year’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 14.

·        This will mark the first time in 40 years that a Ford has served as the pace car for ‘The Great American Race,’ with the last time being in 1970 when a Ford Torino GT convertible did the honors.  It is Mustang’s first time as pace car for the Daytona 500.

·        Fifty special pace car editions of the 2011 Mustang GT will be built and sold to the public.

·        The actual Race Red Mustang will be auctioned at the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction on Jan. 23, with the help of Richard Petty, the newest member of the Ford Racing family.

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