Ford’s recent unveiling of the 2024 Mustang was a momentous occasion, as it’s perhaps the last generation that the iconic muscle car will be powered solely by an internal combustion engine. At the same time, Ford also revealed the Dark Horse variant of the car. Now, the automaker has taken the wraps off the Gen3 Supercar Racecar as well. The car was shown off in the pitlane at the circuit and did its first laps around the track in the hands of three-time Bathurst 1000 winner Dick Johnson. The reveal took place at Mount Panorama, home of the Bathurst 1000 motor race and course for the Australian Supercars Championship calendar. The new Mustang GT racer will debut in 2023 as part of the Supercars Championship’s Gen3 era, and it’s certain to be a hit with racing fans everywhere.
It’s going to be a big show for all racing fans as Ford teams up with Dick Johnson Racing to build the Mustang Gen3 Supercar, which will debut in 2023! This was a clever move as Dick Johnson is a properly handy driver with five Australian Touring Car championships and three Bathurst 1000 titles under his belt. Moreover, DJR will also become one of five Ford-supported teams racing the Gen 3 Mustang in next year’s Supercar season. Under the terms of the deal, DJR will build all the Mustang power plants and send them off to be tested and homologized by an independent engineer. The engines will then be distributed to the teams at random. This should make for an exciting racing season, as the teams won’t know if they have a powerful engine until race day!
Ford Performance has done it again with the new Coyote V-8 engine from Ford Performance, packing more power and torque than ever before. This bad boy makes over 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. That’s enough power to put a serious smile on any driving enthusiast’s face. It was also quite a surprise when the Ford Mustang GT was first revealed that the engine was still an internal combustion one. In a world where more and more cars are switching to electric power, the Mustang GT offers a refreshing change of pace. And, while its engine may be old-school, it still packs a serious punch. With a sequential shift lever operating the Xtrac P1293 six-speed transaxle gearbox, this Mustang is ready to hit the track and lay down some serious rubber. So, get out there and enjoy the ride!