It was solely three weeks in the past that Ford gave us a primary glimpse of the 2024 Mustang. Now we’re handled to a reveal of the primary new-gen Mustang race automotive. Referred to as the Mustang GT Supercar, it has been unveiled at Mount Panorama in Australia in anticipation of this weekend’s Bathurst 1000.
“It’s improbable to have the ability to present, for the very first time globally, the seventh-generation Mustang in racing kind,” says the International Director of Ford Efficiency Motorsports, 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.”
The Mustang GT Supercar contains a 600+-horsepower Coyote that Ford claims is “extra intently aligned with its road-going brethren than ever earlier than,” although Motor Pattern says that the engine has been bumped to five.4 liters per the present Supercars Gen 3 guidelines. The periodical additionally reviews that the physique is over 5 inches longer than inventory due to the entrance splitter and rear wing.
The Mustang has been developed by Dick Johnson Racing, Ford’s homologation workforce, along with Ford Efficiency. Along with Dick Johnson Racing, groups racing the Mustang GT Supercar underneath the official Ford banner embrace Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing Crew and Walkinshaw Andretti United, the latter being new to the fold.
Dick Johnson, who’s marking the milestone of 1000 races this weekend, is driving the Mustang in apply the primary time at this time. Qualifying for the Bathurst 1000 is on Friday, with the 1000-kilometer race taking place on Sunday, October 9th.
“We’re very proud to be displaying the world our new Mustang Supercar, and what higher place to do it than on the Nice Race right here at Mount Panorama,” says the president and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Birkic. “It’s a particular second to have the ability to uncover this automotive in entrance of passionate Ford followers, alongside all of 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 unimaginable ambassador for Ford.”