- AUTOart 1/18 scale.
- Diecast Body Diecast Chassis.
- Moveable hood trunk wheels.
- 1 of 6000.
- Imported from USA.
Inaugurated in 2005 by the Grand American Road Racing Association, the Grand Am Cup series is a relatively low-cost showcase for production-based sports cars and touring sedans with few allowed modifications. Ford quickly lent its support, its Ford Racing Performance Parts division offering customers a turn-key race version of its new Mustang called the Mustang GT FR500-C. Priced at $125,000 and built in conjunction with Multimatic Motorsports, the FR500-C included a body stiffened by extensive seam welding, a 5.0-liter R50 Cammer V-8 mated to a reinforced Tremec T-56 six-speed transmission, full roll cage, Brembo brakes, and racing suspension kit. Mustang FR500-Cs took five victories in the 11-race inaugural season, handing Ford the 2005 manufacturer’s championship over class rivals BMW, Porsche, Cadillac, Nissan, and Pontiac. This #55 Ford Mustang FR500C was co-driven by James Gue and Gunnar Jeannette. Gue finished seventh in the 2005 Grand-Am Cup GS class standings, posting seven top-ten finishes in 11 starts. He teamed with Gunnar Jeannette to claim the overall victory at California Speedway. Gue was also one of the 25 finalists in Roush Racing’s “Gong Show” in 2005.