As Ford revealed the seventh-generation Mustang to an adoring crowd in Detroit, the company also announced that the latest steed would compete in a wide range of racing arenas all over the world. Hot on the heels of that announcement, the company revealed the version of the Dark Horse performance horse that would compete in the Australian Supercars series. The 2023 Mustang GT ‘Gen3’ Supercar galloped out of the stable at Mount Panorama in advance of the stories Bathurst 1000 race.
“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.”
Built to resemble its street-going counterpart, the Gen3 Mustang GT Supercar is constructed for homologation but Dick Johnson Racing in cooperation with Ford Performance. It is powered by a snarling, 5.4-liter version of the vaunted Coyote V8, which furthers its connection with the street stallion.
“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. “The reveal of the Mustang Supercar is the first of many, with Mustang to race in GT3, GT4, NASCAR, and NHRA competition globally.
Along with DJR, whose namesake took laps in the car at the reveal, Ford Performanceis supporting several racing teams in the series, including the Blanchard Racing, Grove Racing, Team Tickford Racing, and Walkinshaw Andretti United, which is new to the Mustang stable.
“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 Andrew Birkic, president and CEO, of Ford Australia and New Zealand. “It’s a special moment to be able to uncover this car in front of passionate Ford fans,alongside all of our Supercars drivers. 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.”
Look for the 2023 Mustang GT ‘Gen3’ Supercar to debut in competition in next year’sBathurst 1000.
2023Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar Specs
Make/Model FordMustang GT
Engine FordPerformance 5.4-Liter DOHC Coyote V8
Torque 479-Pluslb-ft of Torque
Weight ~1200kg(Dry; No Driver)
Length ~4950mmIncluding Rear Wing
BodyWidth ~1935mmFront & ~1961mm Rear
Track ~2000mmAt Tires Front & Rear
Electronics M190ECU – C185 Display+Logger – Pdm30
Gearbox XtracP1293 Six-Speed
Transaxle Lever-ActuatedSequential Shift
Front 395mmRotor With Six-Piston Caliper
Rear 355mmRotor With Four-Piston Caliper
SUSPENSION BESPOKEDOUBLE A-ARM
DAMPERS PEDDERSBY SUPASHOCK
SPRINGS PEDDERS(65 - 155 N/MM LINEAR COILS)
WHEELS 18”X 11” FORGED ALUMINIUM
TIRES DUNLOPSPORT MAXX 280/680 R18
CHASSIS Three-PIECESPACEFRAME WITH REMOVABLE FRONT ANDREAR SECTIONS
FUELTANK PREMIER135L BLADDER WITH 4 LIFT PUMPS TO 1
MAINPUMP (+ 1 RESERVE MAIN)