Mustang 2019 Best GT Car

Put a Mustang and a Ferrari in the same category, and you have our attention!

Ford Mustang GT best GT car 2019

#1 Mustang GT – Fiercely Capable, Great Value

In a new comparison of the best GT cars you can buy, the Mustang GT tops the list. There are some other head-turning surprises on this review list too, where arguably putting a Corvette into a “Grand Touring” class is bound to strike some naysayers.


Top 10 Grand Touring Cars 2019

  1. Ford Mustang GT ($27k+)
  2. Chevy Corvette ($56k+)
  3. BMW 8 Series ($85k+)
  4. Aston Martin DB9 ($99k+)
  5. Porsche 911 ($113k+)
  6. Maserati Granturismo ($150k+)
  7. Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe ($169k+)
  8. Bentley Continental GT ($218k+)
  9. Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T ($261k+)
  10. Ferrari 812 Superfast ($315k+)

Criteria – GT “epitome of a driver’s car”

  • Comfortable ride height
  • Suspension capabilities
  • Lavish properties
  • Responsive handling
  • Excessive horsepower counts
  • High standard for architecture

Ford’s Mustang GT was built to take on the wide swathes of America’s open roads, with the newest iterations of the vehicle branching away from the crude beginnings of the All-American muscle car.

These days, the GT has placed a definitive focus on drivability, proving its worth on everything from the track, strip, and raceway, to normal, everyday intersections. But the tons-of-fun car isn’t something to be scoffed at, especially when it comes to performance.

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The newest Mustang GT features a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine that boasts a capable of 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.


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AiM MXG 1.2 Data Logger

Improve performance with a digital dash

Digital dashes are more common and more affordable than ever before, and you will need one to keep your ride dial-in and under control.

Why do you need this? Because data analysis after the fact allows you to do things like hone your exit or figure out where on track your oil pressure dropped low enough to throw that rod.


Next-Gen Data Logger, Ideal for Motor-Sports

The AiM MXG 1.2 Dash Logger is upgraded with an extra wide 7″ display, and it is fully configurable and ideal for many different motor-sports categories. Designed to acquire and display data coming from your ECU, the internal accelerometer and gyro, the GPS module (included in the kit), analogue/digital inputs and predefined math channels.

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Simple Set-up, Harness Performance Data

The MXG 1.2 dash delivers performance and data with incremental expansion potential option of up to eight modules.

  • High contrast large 7” TFT display- fully configurable
  • Lap time & track position analysis with GPS08 module (included)
  • > 200 world tracks start/finish line coordinates in memory
  • Secure WiFi enabled to configure, calibrate and download wirelessly
  • Configurable alarms, 8 RGB LEDs with choice of color, frequency and accompanying text message
  • Ease of use, swap page view with push of a button
  • Quantify vehicle dynamics, internal 3-axel accelerometer and gyro
  • CAN output to improve the range of vehicle control possibilities
  • Camera inputs, to switch your display into a mirror camera
  • Motorsport connections
  • Expandable with expansion modules to increment the performance and the data acquired: SmartyCam HD or SmartyCam HD GP cameras, Channel Expansion, TC Hub, LCU-One Lambda Controller and Memory Module are some of the options
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AiM Dash Features a Fully Configurable, Expandable and Wifi Enabled Interface

Complete with your choice of GPS08 module (by application), a wiring harness with military-spec motor-sport connectors, data lead and RaceStudio3 software. All versions include an odometer and trip meter.

The MXG 1.2 also features two digital outputs to automatically run external systems, i.e. to switch on/off additional lights, to activate/de-activate a cooling fan or circulation pumps, etc when a certain event happens. Each of them can give an output of 1 amp at 12 volts. They can be configured in order to be turned on/off depending on the value of the analogue or digital inputs.


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Eagleton Expecting Great Racing as Trans Am GT Returns to Sonoma

Sonoma, CA – June 5, 2019 – GT Racing returns to wine country, and specifically the beautiful hills north of San Francisco the weekend of June 14-16 when Round 4 of the 2019 Trans Am West Coast Championship presented by Pirelli gets underway.

On what is effectively a home track, California native Roger Eagleton will be looking to continue his fine start of the season in the GT class, where he has already tasted success this year, winning the opening round of the season at Thunderhill before a podium second place at Laguna Seca in the beginning of May.


Thunderhill is a particularly happy hunting ground for Roger, who has twice won the “world’s longest race” – the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

The 2017 SCCA Spec Mustang Champion, Roger is also very familiar with the demands of Sonoma – and indeed with the unique qualities of the current crop of Ford Mustangs – having competed there as recently as October of 2018 during the SCCA Runoffs.


Testing for the weekend’s action begins next Friday morning, June 14 with a solid 55-minute session, followed by an hour practice in the afternoon. The smaller fields that assemble for the West Coast Championship should mean Roger and his crew are able to get plenty of clear road to ensure the car is set up to be competitive. A forty-minute practice session on Saturday, June 15, is followed in the afternoon by the all-important qualifying session, with the race going green for the Trans Am feature race at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 16.


Roger’s race car for the SCCA accredited 2019 Trans Am West Coast Championship presented by Pirelli is the No. 98 Five Star Property Management / Energy Real Estate Ford Mustang. A successful entrepreneur, Roger promotes partnerships within his businesses and network. Five Star Property Management is the Bay Area’s premier boutique property management company, while Energy Real Estate is based in Roger’s hometown of Burlingame and is primarily concerned with Residential Sales.


Speaking ahead of next weekend’s action, Roger was clearly looking forward to racing again when he told us,

“The entire team at DIG Motorsports is excited to head to the race weekend at Sonoma Raceway with Trans Am. This is our third ever Trans Am event weekend as a team and we are very focused on the West Coast Series at the moment. The competition in the GT class is really heating up and it will be challenging for us to continue to do well.”


The GT class cars that Roger competes in are heavier, less powerful cars than the TA and TA2 cars that he will share the track with, something he acknowledged when he added,

“We are in a much heavier and lower horsepower car compared to rest of field, but we know Sonoma really well, it is a great track for us, and we hope we can make up for some of the power differences with the great braking and handling performance that is a signature of these Spec Mustangs. No matter what, we know that this upcoming Trans Am weekend should make for some great racing for the fans and there should be some really good battles going on!”


Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway, is a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, California, USA. The road course features 12 turns on a hilly course with 160 ft of total elevation change.


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K&N 2013 Mustang Featuring CorteX Suspension Wins at Buttonwillow

K&N NASA American Iron Mustang takes home the win at Buttonwillow in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s race and setting new track records in the process.

Skilled driver Ryan Walton the walks away from the field driving the 2013 Mustang equipped with a CorteX Racing watts link, torque arm, lower control arm, front SLA system, and JRi double adjustable coilover damper.

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  • CorteX Front Caliper Stud kit

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• Nitto NT01 Tires, 305/30ZR-19 (front) and 305/30ZR-19 (rear)

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ElginRacing Wins 2015 Devil in the Dark 12 Hour Endurance Race

Millville, NJ (April 25, 2015) – ElginRacing finished first overall in the 6th Annual Devil in the Dark 12 hour endurance race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

This victory continues ElginRacing’s successful endurance racing record as Greg Obadia, David Jacobs and Todd Lamb stood on the top step of the podium after completing 418 laps in their #00 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R.

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Forty teams from around the country competed on April 24-25, 2015. In Friday night’s qualifying session, Greg Obadia put the car on the pole with a lap time of 1:26.150. The green flag dropped on Saturday at 11:55 am with David Jacobs behind the wheel for ElginRacing. Jacobs, Obadia and Lamb rotated driving duties approximately every one and half hours to replenish fuel and change tires during the twelve hour race. ElginRacing finished the race with a 16-lap lead ahead of the second place highly competitive #28 Johnstone Supply BMW that was uncharacteristically hampered by a mechanical issue.

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The MEATHEAD Racing crew, directed by Mike Collins, preformed lightning-quick pit stops. ElginRacing’s Car Chief Jimmy Padgett ensured that the car ran with 100 percent reliability throughout the grueling twelve hours. Francois Bru, team strategist, played a critical role in analyzing lap times and developing pit stop and pace strategies. ElginRacing’s preparation and offseason development were key to winning the race as some of our toughest competitors.

“Our win today is a tribute to the hard work of the SCCA volunteers and the professionalism exhibited by each of our competitors, making The Devil in the Dark a great event,” said Ben Jacobs of ElginRacing. “On any other day we might not be so lucky.”

Finish LineElginRacing’s BOSS 302R made its endurance debut one year ago winning the SCCA’s 2014 Devil in the Dark 12-hour race. The driving team of Jacobs, Obadia and Lamb also took the overall win of the Charge of the Headlight Brigade 13-hour Enduro race in October 25, 2014 at Virginia International Raceway.

The ElginRacing-prepared Ford Mustang BOSS 302R platform has proven itself by winning all three of the endurance races ElginRacing has entered.

ElginRacing would like to recognize CorteX Racing for their support.

ElginRacing posted updates, images and videos from the race on its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/elginracing.

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NATE STACY TO RUN IN GTS WITH REHAGEN RACING AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Spring 2014 – Barber Motorsports Park – Dean Martin, driver of the #50 Rehagen Racing Mustang Boss 302 liked what he saw.

There was a talent working hard to breakout and become the best that he could. He had seen Nate on other occasions but this was the first time he was able to watch him race.

It was no surprise to Dean when Nate took to the podium weeks later at Ca-nadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport), and he was the first to text his congratulations after the race.

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Fast forward to March 2015 at the Circuit of the Americas where all classes have gathered for the season opener. Mike Stacy happened to cross paths with Dean in the paddock and mentioned that he would really love to get Nate into a competitive GTS Car. Dean had a solution, Rehagen Racing has been building, preparing and providing “Turn-Key” Mustangs since 2007 and would love to work with Nate and Stacy Racing. Over the next few hours, the two discussed the possibility. A few more meetings and a one race deal came together, Nate will be making his GTS debut with Rehagen Racing at Barber Motorsports Park.

“I’m excited to provide Nate this opportunity to drive a competitive car in GTS. Since I will be racing my new GTS Mustang Boss 302S at Barber, the car that I won with at St Petersburg is the car that we have made available to Nate for Barber. I’ve been watching Nate drive for the past few years and he has been very impressive. I’m really looking forward to seeing Nate run in the very competitive GTS class.” – Dean Martin

“I’ve known Dean a few years now, and we started talking in March I knew that he and Rehagen Racing was the right place to go. This opportunity fell into place and they worked with us to make it happen. They are great to work with and have shown us such great support pre-race that I am confident that Nate will do well at Barber. ” – Mike Stacy

About Nate Stacy Racing

Nate Stacy Racing is a Pro Race Team based out of Owasso, Oklahoma. They currently race in the Pirelli World Challenge, COMMA and NASA Pro Racing series. At 14 years old, Nate is currently the youngest Pro Driver in World Challenge history, finishing second in the Driver’s Championship in 2014. You can follow Nate Stacy Racing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Rehagen Racing – Multi Championship Winners in Grand -Am and American Iron

What do Ford Motor Company engineers do in their spare time? Go racing! At least that’s what Rehagen Racing’s partners Larry Rehagen and Dean Martin do. Over the past 30 years, Rehagen Racing’s staff has been comprised primarily of current and ex-Ford Motor Company employees.

Their intimate knowledge of Ford Mustangs has no doubt factored into their success. The knowledge they’ve acquired through decades of racing Ford’s pony car not only increases their chance of success each race weekend, but has culminated in the development of their turn-key club racing/track day cars. The Team continues to campaign there FR500C Mustangs, but has now added the BOSS 302R and 302S platforms to their arsenal. For more information on Rehagen Racing go to: www.rehagenracing.com

Article courtesy of Nate Stacy Racing.

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