Ford was dead serious when it declared that the seventh-generation Mustang would be leading its motorsports efforts. The first race version of the new pony car makes its world debut Down Under as an entry to the 2023 Australian Supercars Championship.
The Australian Supercar Championship will be the all-new Ford Mustang GT's racing debut
This follows the global premiere of the roadgoing model held in Detroit in September, both in standard and performance-oriented Dark Horse trim levels.
“It is fantastic to be able to show, for the very first time globally, the seventh-generation Mustang in racing form,” said Ford Performance Motorsports Global Director Mark Holbrook. “The reveal of the Mustang Supercar is the first of many, with Mustang to race in GT3, GT4, NASCAR, and NHRA competition globally.”
Power comes in the form of a 5.4-liter Coyote V8 making over 600 horses
The 2023 Mustang GT ‘Gen3’ Supercar contender was unveiled at the Mount Panorama Circuit in New South Wales. It was built by Ford homologation team Dick Johnson Racing in partnership with Ford Performance for the 2023 racing season. Several aspects it shares with its road-legal sibling include the low roofline, long hood, and the production-based 5.4-liter fourth-generation Coyote V8 engine rated at over 600 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque.
“We’re very proud to be showing the world our new Mustang Supercar, and what better place to do it than at the Great Race here at Mount Panorama,” said Ford Australia and New Zealand President & CEO Andrew Birkic. “This car looks sensational, it’s loud, it’s fast, and we can’t wait to see it hit the track.”
Ford is using the latest Mustang to support a host of teams for the 2023 racing season
Ford is lending its support to various race teams for the 2023 season, and foremost of these is Dick Johnson Racing led by five-time Australian Touring Car champion and V8 Supercars Hall of Famer Dick Johnson who will be taking the car out on its fist laps over the weekend. Others include Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing Team, and Walkinshaw Andretti United.
“It’s a special moment to be able to uncover this car in front of passionate Ford fans, alongside all of our Supercar drivers. It’s very fitting that Dick will take the car fo its first laps this afternoon. He’s a legend of the sport, and an incredible ambassador for Ford, “ added Birkic.
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Know more about Ford Mustang 2022
Arguably the most popular vehicle from the Blue Oval company, the Ford Mustang is one powerful coupe that is competing in the market with its sixth-gen model. Ford Mustang 2022 Price Philippines from Php 2,948,000 to Php 7,760,000, depending on the variant. Speaking of variants, the Mustang comes with four variants in the Philippines, namely the 2.3L EcoBoost, 5.0L GT Fastback, 5.0L GT Convertible, and Shelby GT500. The base Mustang uses a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-4 engine that makes 310 hp and 475 Nm of torque, while the GT variants are powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that generates 460 hp and 569 Nm of torque. As for the top-spec Shelby GT500, it boasts a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that churns out 760 hp and 847 Nm of torque. Only the Shelby GT500 utilizes a 7-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission, while the rest offer a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
In terms of dimensions, this American sports car has a length of 4,788 mm, a width of 2,081 mm, and a height of 1,395 mm. Additionally, it comes with a wheelbase length of 2,721 mm and a ground clearance rated at 137 mm. The Mustang is competing in the local market against the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Nissan 370Z.
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