2011 Ford Mustang GT to pace 2010 Daytona 500

Word on the street is that the 2011 Ford Mustang GT will pace the field for the 2010 Daytona 500 on Feb. 14. The new 412-hp 5.0L V8 Mustang will be specially prepared for Daytona with a Race Red paint scheme and Blue/White Lemans stripes, Ford Racing suspension, strut tower brace, mufflers and a special interior including lighted sill plates.

The model will be an actual production unit with an early VIN and will be offered for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on Jan 23. The proceeds over the MSRP of the car will go to help cure childhood diabetes through a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT pacing the Dayton 500 will mark the first time in 40 years a FoMoCo vehicle took part in the event. The last FoMoCo to pace the Daytona was the 1970 Torino GT convertible.

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Source: Mustang Heaven (via WOT)