- The new seventh-generation Ford Mustang 2024 will spawn several racing variants, including the Gen3 Supercar seen here.
- The Mustang GT was homologated for racing duty by Dick Johnson Racing and will compete in the 2023 Australian Supercar Championship.
- Along with racing-spec sheet metal and a massive rear wing, the Supercar Gen3 has a 600-plus-hp version of the regular Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 Mustang GT.
The new Ford Mustang GT Gen3 supercar is a different kind of racehorse. It’s based on the recently revealed new S650 generation Mustang, but the V-8-powered coupe has been built specifically for racing, with its competitive debut set for the 2023 Australian Supercar Championship.
Ford showed CGI images of some of its upcoming racing Mustangs shortly after the street-legal lineup was unveiled. At the time, the company also announced plans to include the pony car in several racing series that also included GT3 and GT4 sports car racing, the NASCAR Cup Series, and NHRA. However, the Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar is the first of a race-ready ride to be seen in vivid colors.
Last night, the Mustang Gen3 Supercar was revealed (video of the event can be seen below), and we were told it was homologated for race duty by Dick Johnson Racing, with help from Ford Performance. While it bears a strong resemblance to the regular Mustang GT, the sheet metal has clearly been revised and tattooed with Ford, Mustang, and other graphics. The main white paint is complemented by blue accents that underline the bottom edge of the car, and none of the giant wings are missing at the rear.
Under the hood is the 2024 Mustang GT’s Coyote 5.0-liter V-8. It now features a dual throttle body supplied by dual air intakes, and the engine also gets other upgrades. Ford still hasn’t said exactly how much power the new Coyote factory produces in road form, but we expect it to exceed its predecessor’s maximum output of 480 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. In the Supercar Handlebar, the production-based Coyote has been modified to produce over 600 horsepower.
Not many other details about the Ford Gen3 Supercar have been released, but the car will make its first on-track appearance during events surrounding this weekend’s Bathurst 1000 in Australia. It’s basically going to be a parade lap with driver Dick Johnson behind the wheel.
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