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)