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For SEMA 2016, Ford is showcasing a racing version of its iconic muscle car and an all-new performance-tracking app that is bound to be please track junkies. 

The Mustang GT4 bears the legendary horse badge and is race-tuned for any GT4 class event in the world. It has a 5.2-liter V8 mated to a six-speed Holinger paddle-shift transmission. It also has chassis mods courtesy of Multimatic Motorsports, which includes dampers, lower rear control arms, and stabilizer bars. Carrying the load are 18-by-11-inch wheels with racing slicks. A rear wing, aggressive splitter, additional hood venting, and a new rear diffuser aid the car's aerodynamics. Inside is an FIA-compliant roll cage, motorsports engine control, anti-lock braking controller, and a Motec dash logger. 

“The new Mustang is a global vehicle,” says motorsports engineering manager for Ford Performance Mark Rushbrook in a statement. “Now, its growing fan base has a GT4 competition model to race and support around the globe.” 

Also new at SEMA is the Ford Performance App. The mobile app allows drivers to monitor their track performance through track-based data-logging, advanced analysis, sharing capability, and video capture. It makes use of a smartphone's built-in camera to capture video footage. The app can be synced to Ford cars equipped with SYNC 3 technology. Through this, a driver can view course overlays, timing statistics, and virtual gauges through their car's monitor. The app is scheduled for availability in 2017. You can get a sneak peek of the app's features here

In addition, Ford is also showcasing more than 5o builder concepts at SEMA based on its vehicles and race cars, as well as a big collection of Ford Performance parts. 

Jason Tulio
Online Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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