Ford Introduces New Mustang Supercar Down Under

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Can the Camaro keep up with this?

Everyone knows that the Ford Mustang is incapable of being driven fast on public roads, but here's a little known fact about one of America's most popular sports cars: it's actually pretty good on the track, or at least it is with the right mods and the right helmsman. The Ford Mustang has enjoyed decades of success in motorsport, especially in the highly contested Australian supercars series, and now a new car is on its way to take the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship season by storm. The Ford Mustang GT 'Gen3' Supercar was recently unveiled at Mount Panorama ahead of the infamous Bathurst 1000 race.

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The new racer was revealed wearing the classic Ford Performance Racing livery and looks seriously mean with its widened track, flared fenders, and massive rear wing. It will be powered by a production-based 5.4-liter 'Coyote' V8 engine and is slated to be the closest thing to the road-going Mustang GT that Supercars has seen in the past two decades. The whole point of the new car is to make it more relatable for Mustang owners and fans, and reduced costs and reduced aerodynamic aids should result in tight and entertaining racing. The new car will take to the Mount Panorama track this weekend for a series of display performances.

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"It has been a huge couple of weeks for Ford Australia, with the reveal of the Australian designed and engineered Next-Generation Ranger last week and now this spectacular next-generation Mustang Supercar, says Ford Australia's CEO, Andrew Birkic. "We want to make the sport better for the fans, with more relevant cars, and more entertaining racing. Gen3 looks absolutely incredible, sounds even better and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying how much I am looking forward to seeing it on track this weekend."

Mark Rushbrook, Global Director Ford Performance Motorsports reiterated the importance of keeping the race car as close to the roadgoing car as possible: "There is no question when you look at the Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar that this is a Mustang. It absolutely looks the part, which was the focus one for us in the design and development phase for this vehicle. The fact that it's powered by a production-based Ford engine is the icing on the cake." We concur.

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