The new Ford Mustang GT Supercar, which is based on the seventh generation model and built for the Australian Supercars series, has been revealed at the popular Bathurst 1000 endurance race.
The Mustang supercar was launched by Ford Performance and Dick Johnson Racing and will debut at the start of the 2023 season as part of the new “Gen3” regulations. Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing and Kenshaw Andretti United will race in the tournament.
While key technical specifications about the race car are still kept secret, we know it aligns more closely with its on-road siblings than previous iterations built for the series. In fact, it’s powered by a production-based Coyote V8, albeit it has been upgraded to deliver in excess of 600 horsepower.
“It’s great to be able to showcase the seventh generation Mustang for the world’s first in racing form,” said Mark Rashbrook, Ford Performance Motorsports global director. The unveiling of the Mustang supercar is the first of many, with the Mustang competing in GT3, GT4, NASCAR and NHRA competitions globally. Mustang has been a popular brand on and off the track for 58 years and its legend will continue throughout the world. We always say Mustangs were born to outrun the race, and that’s more true today than ever. The Mustang GT Supercar is ready to race in 2023.”
Some dramatic aerodynamic improvements have been made to the Mustang to prepare it for racing. For example, there is a clear divider in the front end as well as a custom hood with distinctive cooling vents. Among the most notable changes that can be seen from the side, include the extended skirts and new black wheels with central locking. The upgrades continue in the back with a towering wing and a dramatic diffuser.
“We are very proud to show the world our new Mustang Supercar, and what better place to do that than from the great race here at Mount Panorama,” added Andrew Berkic, CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand. “It is a special moment to be able to unveil this car in front of ardent Ford fans, along with all our supercar drivers. It is so fitting that Dick takes the car on its first laps this afternoon. He is a legend of the sport, and a wonderful ambassador for Ford.” .