Ford Unveils 7th-Gen Mustang GT Supercar With 600 HP

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Ford's new Bathurst 1000 racers aren't messing around.

When Ford said it would take the Mustang racing, it wasn't kidding.

Currently, we count five race series in which the new Ford Mustang will participate, ranging from Supercars to GT3 and GT4 to NASCAR and NHRA.

Ford showed off the new Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar at Mount Panorama, home of Australia's famous Bathurst 1000 race. Until now, only renders of the new Mustang racers have been shown, and this is the first time we've seen them in the flesh.

"It is fantastic to be able to show, for the very first time globally, the seventh-generation Mustang in racing form," said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports.

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"Mustang has been an iconic brand on and off the track for 58 years, and its legend will continue around the world. We always say Mustang was born to race, and that is more true today than ever. The Mustang GT Supercar is ready to race in 2023," said Rushbrook.

In this spec, the Mustang racer was built by Ford's homologation team Dick Johnson Racing alongside Ford Performance, Ford's go-fast racing arm. Ford Performance is responsible for any Ford product capable of real speed, both on and off-road.

The car you see here will participate in the 2023 season when new regulations take effect within the famous Australian racing series.

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The idea was to have the Gen3 car more closely resemble the road car, and we'd say that both Dick Johnson and Ford Performance have done a solid job managing that. The most incredible race cars always look like their road-going versions. There's a reason all those old German DTM cars are worth so much cash.

Like the production car, this car also uses a Coyote V8, which is, of course, producing more power than stock. Of course, Ford is pretty tight-lipped about what makes these racers so unique.

These cars will compete, and Ford is keeping many details under wraps.

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What we do know (and about all we know) about the car's performance is that it's "powered by a 600+ horsepower Ford Coyote V8 production-based engine." Ford hasn't given any other details, but we're sure these cars have special tunes, exhausts, and other track-only parts that don't have to cater to emissions as much.

"It's a special moment to be able to uncover this car in front of passionate Ford fans, alongside all of our Supercars drivers," said Andrew Birkic, president and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand. "It's very fitting that Dick will take the car for its first laps this afternoon. He's a legend of the sport and an incredible ambassador for Ford."

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