The Ford Racing Mustang FR500 is a impressively tuned race version of the Ford Mustang. The model is built with a V8 engine. Note: this model is a key race car that is not designed for public road use. Each FR500 is designed with a unique Ford Racing number, opposed to the normal DOT VIN. They are only built as ordered through Ford Racing. Each FR500 is manufactured by the same plant, in Flat Rock, Michigan, as the standard Mustang. The original concept vehicle was created by Dan Davis and the Special Vehicles Team at Ford Motor Company. At maximum speed the car reaches 175.0 mph (281.6 km/h). There are numerous versions of the FR500 used for road racing, of which include: FR500C, FR500S, FR500GT, and FR500CJ (drag racing model).
The FR500C model has a 5.0L “Cammer R50” engine, with a 420 hp (313 kW). It has a Tremec T56 6-speed transmission and other race-spec parts including a Grand Am-spec roll cage. This version is allowed to be used in the Grand Am Grand Sport Class. The FR500C can either be purchased for approximately $125,000 or by altering an existing Mustang GT with specified pieces from Ford Racing. The FR500S model has a 4.6L V8 engine, it is rated at 325 hp. The FR500S is often slotted in between the FR500C and FR500GT. The car was originally created by both Ford Racing and Miller Motorsports for the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge series. The FR500GT model has a 5.0L V8 engine is rated at 550 hp (410 kW).
This model has all of the aspects of a full race car, from drastically changed suspension to the impressive aerodynamic parts. It uses a 5.0L V8 engine designed by Roush/Yates. The FR500CJ was released in 2008. This model was designed for Drag Strip use. It boasts an impressive 5.4L V8 400 hp (298 kW) engine with a 6-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission, Ford 9 inch rear axle, special rear control arms and anti-roll bar, one-piece driveshaft, a single-hoop driveshaft loop, Ford Racing adjustable dampeners and a drag race spring kit. Alterations to the engine include a bigger throttle body, the subtraction of the A/C and the addition of a cold air intake, a crankshaft dampener and long-tube stainless-steel headers. The car weighs 3,300 lb (1,500 kg).