Because it’s the coolest Ford in Project CARS. It’s also a hooligan of a car. Back in 1966, 271hp was some serious numbers—Ferrari’s 365 California (also a 2+2) was pushing 310hp in 1967, and that cost a lot more than your Mustang. The chassis is off a Ford Falcon, the tyres are primitive, the suspension medieval, and the torque is going to try and kill you. Do you need any more reasons? If so, you can alwaysread why this is the coolest Ford in Project CARS here.
Why Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?
Because California. A Mustang on the Central California coast is about as cool as you’re ever going to get. Laguna Seca was built near the Laguna Seca Ranch, an equestrian center for actual horses and ponies. Not quite the metal one you’re about to take on the track that was built nearby in 1957, but you’ll probably be having a lot more fun. Laguna Seca features the Corkscrew, one of the most iconic turns in all of motor-racing, and the scene of Alex Zanardi’s last-lap pass on Bryan Herta—one of the very best moves in motor racing history—exactly twenty years ago this month. Laguna has always been a place that rewards bravery and the best of the late brakers, so drive it like you stole it, and see if you can beat Nic Hamilton.