Ford has revealed the primary race-prepared seventh-generation Mustang, with the 2023 Mustang GT ‘Gen3’ Supercar uncovered at Mount Panorama forward of the well-known Bathurst 1000.
Ford’s challenger for the 2023 Australian Supercars Championship was proven in pit lane earlier than being handed to racing icon Dick Johnson for its first laps in anger. It’s the primary look of the seventh-generation Mustang in racing guise, anyplace on the earth.
The road-going variants of the seventh-generation Mustang had been revealed in Detroit final month, with computer-generated photographs of the race vehicles proven on the similar time.
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“It’s implausible to have the ability to present, for the very first time globally, the seventh-generation Mustang in racing type,” Ford Efficiency Motorsports world director Mark Rushbrook mentioned.
“The reveal of the Mustang Supercar is the primary of many, with Mustang to race in GT3, GT4, NASCAR and NHRA competitors globally,” he added.
“Mustang has been an iconic model on and off the observe for 58 years and its legend will proceed world wide. We at all times say Mustang was born to race, and that’s extra true as we speak than ever. The Mustang GT Supercar is able to race in 2023.”
The Mustang Supercar has been constructed by Ford’s homologation group Dick Johnson Racing, along side Ford Efficiency, in preparation for the 2023 season when a brand new period of Supercars racing begins.
The Gen3 Mustang GT Supercar extra intently resembles its road-going counterpart, with production-based Coyote V8 engine, low roofline and lengthy hood that makes Mustang the world’s favorite sports activities automobile.
Ford supported groups in 2023, who will race the brand new Mustang, embody Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing Crew and new to the steady, Walkinshaw Andretti United.
“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,” Ford ANZ president and CEO Andrew Birkic mentioned.
“It’s a particular second to have the ability to uncover this automobile in entrance of passionate Ford followers, alongside all of our Supercars drivers,” he added. “This automobile appears sensational, it’s loud, it’s quick and we are able to’t wait to see it hit the observe.”
The Bathurst 1000 shall be held on Sunday, October 9. The seventh-generation Ford Mustang will hit Australian roads in late 2023.