FORD has at this time revealed its first race-ready seventh-generation Mustang with the 2023 Mustang GT ‘Gen 3’ Supercar uncovered in pitlane at Mount Panorama forward of this weekend’s Bathurst 1000.
The worldwide first look of a seventh-gen Mustang in racing guise arrives nearly a 12 months earlier than the first manufacturing mannequin is due in Aussie showrooms. The race-going Mustang was ready by Ford’s homologation group Dick Johnson Racing along with Ford Efficiency in anticipation of the 2023 season.
Dick Johnson himself would be the first to drive the brand new Mustang at Bathurst in a preview lap this afternoon.
Ford Australia says the Gen 3 Mustang GT Supercar extra intently resembles its road-going counterpart with the production-based Coyote V8 engine, low roofline and lengthy bonnet that “makes the Mustang the world’s favorite sports activities automotive”.
For the 2023 season, Ford will again groups together with Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, and Blanchard Racing Group, in addition to the new-to-Mustang group Walkinshaw Andretti United.
“It’s unbelievable to have the ability to present, for the very first time globally, the seventh-generation Mustang in racing type,” mentioned Ford Efficiency Motorsports world director Mark Rushbrook.
“The reveal of the Mustang Supercar is the primary of many, with Mustang to race in GT3, GT4, NASCAR and NHRA competitors globally.
“Mustang has been an iconic model on and off the monitor for 58 years and its legend will proceed around the globe. We all the time say Mustang was born to race, and that’s more true at this time than ever. The Mustang GT Supercar is able to race in 2023.”
Echoing Mr Rushbrook’s sentiments, Ford Australia and New Zealand president and CEO, Andrew Birkic, mentioned unveiling the seventh-generation Mustang Supercar is a proud second for the Blue Oval Down Underneath.
“We’re very proud to be exhibiting the world our new Mustang Supercar, and what higher place to do it than on the Nice Race right here at Mount Panorama,” mentioned Mr Birkic.
“It’s a particular second to have the ability to uncover this automotive in entrance of passionate Ford followers, alongside all our Supercars drivers. It’s very becoming that Dick will take the automotive for its first laps this afternoon. He’s a legend of the game, and an unbelievable ambassador for Ford.
“This automotive seems sensational, it’s loud, it’s quick and we will’t wait to see it hit the monitor,” he mentioned.
The Bathurst 1000 kicks off at this time for follow, earlier than qualifying on Friday. The 1000km race begins on Sunday, October 9.
The seventh-generation Ford Mustang will hit Australian roads in late 2023.