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Mustang Dark Horse Gallops Down Under For Aussie Supercars Action

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.

Like its street-car counterpart, the 2023 Mustang GT ‘Gen3’ Supercar is powered by a naturally aspirated Coyote engine.This one, however, is built for racing. Displacing 5.4 liters, it churns out more than 600 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque

 

“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.

 

 

Built for homologation by Dick Johnson Racing and Ford Performance, this Gen 3 version of the Mustang Supercar features a race-prepped chassis with all the necessary safety gear. It is also equipped with AP Racing brakes, a Pedders suspension, and Dunlop tires. 

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.

 

The Gen 3 Mustang Supercar fits within the bodyspecifications for the highly regulated class, but it delivers plenty of downforce courtesy of this huge rear wing. 

 

“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.

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Sidebar:

2023Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar Specs

Chassis                                                                               SC-002

Make/Model                                                                    FordMustang GT

Engine                                                                                 FordPerformance 5.4-Liter DOHC Coyote V8

Power                                                                                  600-PlusHorsepower

Torque                                                                                479-Pluslb-ft of Torque

Weight                                                                               ~1200kg(Dry; No Driver)

Length                                                                                ~4950mmIncluding Rear Wing

BodyWidth                                                                     ~1935mmFront & ~1961mm Rear

Wheelbase                                                                       ~2766mm

Track                                                                                    ~2000mmAt Tires Front & Rear

Electronics                                                                       M190ECU – C185 Display+Logger – Pdm30

Gearbox                                                                            XtracP1293 Six-Speed

Transaxle                                                                          Lever-ActuatedSequential Shift

Brakes                                                                                 ApRacing

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

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