The 2024 Ford Mustang debuted at the North American International Auto Show last month, the seventh iteration of the world’s best-selling pony car. Shortly after its debut, the S650 received two race-focused versions that would exclusively run on the track.
Ford has now revealed another race car version of the new Mustang, which will compete in 2023. Dubbed the 2023 Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar, this race car is Ford’s challenger for the 2023 Australian Supercar Championship. It is also the first time the 2024 Ford Mustang has been seen in metal clad in racing guise. – preview of the debut of the Australian pony car in late 2023.
Based on the road-going version of the Blue Oval pony, the Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar comes with an S650 body and is powered by the latest generation Coyote V8 engine. However, the factory was reworked by Ford Performance, among other things increasing its capacity to 5.4 liters.
That said, the Coyote V8 in this race car version produces over 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and over 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. These numbers are sent to the wheels via a lever-acted Xtrac P1293 6-speed transaxle gearbox.
In collaboration with Ford Performance, the Mustang Gen3 Supercar race car has been created by the Ford homologation team, Dick Johnson Racing. Dick Johnson himself was the first to get behind the wheel of a new race car in the Bathurst 1000 as the precursor to the 2023 race car debut.
Shortly after its debut, the Ford Mustang got a track-only version of the Dark Horse R, which is a preview of the six racing Mustangs in progress. This race-focused pony car will have GT3 and GT4 derivatives, as well as versions destined for NASCAR and NHRA Factory X. The S650 in the GT3 flavor will race at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2024, ending a 27-year absence at the Circuit de la Sarthe. .