The Ford Mustang Probe  

The Ford Mustang Probe is an IMSA racer that competed in the Grand Touring Prototype series during the mid-eighties. Ford's racer shares part of its name with the sports coup that showed up on the scene just a few years later, but that's where the similarities end. It otherwise has nothing to do with the Ford Probe line, but that's just enough to gain a space here.

The Mustang Probe GTP sported a multi-port electronic fuel injected dual overhead cam 16-valve 2.1L 4-cylinder that produced an astounding 650 horsepower. The chassis consisted of carbon fiber composite and aluminum honeycomb modules that bolted together to form a full monocoque chassis and roll bar. The body panels were made up of a carbon fiber and Nomex honeycomb material. This extremely lightweight construction helped it reach a top speed of 230mph.

Engine: Inline four-cylinder, Ford Block
Displacement: 2.1 liters (129 CID)
Layout: Mid-Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive
Wheelbase: 104"
Length: 188"
Width: 78"
Height: 41"
Weight: 1980 lbs
Horsepower: 650 @ 8800 rpm
Torque: 351 ft/lbs @ 8800 rpm
Top Speed: 230mph

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