Ford has revealed its new Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar at Mount Panorama today, ahead of the Bathurst 1000 this weekend.
It was announced the car will compete in the 2023 Australian Supercars Championship following last month’s reveal of the seventh-generation Mustang model upon which the Supercar is based on.
The new contender was built by Dick Johnson Racing, Ford’s very own homologation team, in conjunction with Ford Performance.
The Gen3 Mustang GT Supercar more closely resembles its road-going counterpart, with production-based Coyote V8 engine, low roofline and long hood.
Ford supported teams in 2023, who will race the new Mustang, include Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing Team and new to the Mustang stable, Walkinshaw Andretti United.
Dick Johnson himself will be the first driver to take the car for a spin around the 6.2km Mount Panorama circuit over the weekend as well.
“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, 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.
“This car looks sensational, it’s loud, it’s fast and we can’t wait to see it hit the track,” said Birkic.
Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports, Mark Rushbrook also added that the reveal is the first time the seventh-generation Mustang has been seen in racing form.
“It is fantastic to be able to show, for the very first time globally,” he said.
“The reveal of the Mustang Supercar is the first of many, with Mustang to race in GT3, GT4, NASCAR and NHRA competition globally.”
The Bathurst 1000 kicks off today for practice, before qualifying on Friday. The 1000km race is on Sunday, October 9.