2023 Ford Mustang GT Supercar – Particularly when it comes to the Mustang, Ford is a corporation on a roll right now with new launches. The 2023 Mustang, maybe the final model year of the venerable muscle car powered exclusively by internal combustion, was just introduced by the Blue Oval. Ford also unveiled the Dark Horse version of the vehicle at the same time, giving the upcoming model year even more flavor. Now that the corporation has revealed its brand-new Ford Mustang GT Supercar, the seven-generation Mustang GT Supercar will be unveiled in Australia.
The Australian Supercars Championship’s signature event, the Bathurst 1000, which is held at Mount Panorama every year, is the site of the revelation. Following the CGI renderings displayed at the debut of the road-going Mustang last month, the car has now been fully revealed. The next Mustang GT racer will make its debut in 2023, as the Supercars Championship enters its Gen3 phase. The recently launched vehicle was displayed in the pit lane at the circuit and completed its initial laps of the track while being driven by three-time Bathurst 1000 champion Dick Johnson.
Of course, Holden makes up a substantial section of the field as well, making it clear that Ford is by no means the sole manufacturer competing in the championship. Ford will be hoping that the success of the new Mustang GT for 2023 will continue, as it has with drivers like current IndyCar champion Scott McLaughlin. Although there are a few variations from the road version, this is the first seventh-generation Mustang that has been prepared for racing. As you might guess, the car closely resembles its road-going counterpart.
But under the hood is a Coyote V8 engine from production that has been extensively tweaked to make it more race-ready. Ford claims that the Mustang’s large hood and low roofline contribute to its status as the most popular sports vehicle in the world. At Mount Panorama, a prototype was unveiled in a truly magnificent white livery with plenty of blue accents on the side sills, the front splitter, and the top of the front windshield bearing the word MUSTANG. This vehicle serves as a prelude to the production version’s late 2023 Australian premiere.
Many teams competing in the Supercars Championship use Ford vehicles. These teams include Walkinshaw Andretti United, Blanchard Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, and Dick Johnson Racing. The last group is a brand-new Ford Mustang team. The vehicle was constructed by Dick Johnson Racing and Ford Performance, the racing team serving as the organization’s homologation team. Back to the engine, Ford has worked hard to optimize it for racing. The body is obviously the same S650 body that we saw on the road-going production version last month.
The Coyote V8 engine is basically the same as the one in the road-going version, but it has been fine-tuned and given more displacement. The 5.4-liter V8 now has 479 lb-ft of torque and 600 horsepower. The sequential shift, lever-actuated Xtrac P1293 six-speed transaxle gearbox in the 2023 Mustang GT racing features six speeds. There was a lot of discussion about the 2023 Supercars’ lever-actuated transmissions early in 2022 when a switch to flappy paddles was first proposed. It turned out to be very divisive as well, although devoted followers and drivers are pleased that the lever has been kept for Gen3.
The ideal location for Ford to have unveiled the new vehicle is Mount Panorama. The Australian Supercars Championship’s signature race, the Bathurst 1000, is a significant test for both driver and vehicle. One of the most famous circuits in the world, it keeps you on your toes with its sharp curves, breathtaking views, and quick pace. The race this year, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, will be the last for the current generation of Australian Supercars before the start of the next era in 2023.
2023 Ford Mustang GT Supercar Revealed
Given that Ford is currently on a bit of a Mustang roll, this is one of the most anticipated Ford 2022 announcements. Many people were pleased with the road-going version because it maintains internal combustion power, delaying the electric generation for just a little while longer. With its tuned engine and many aerodynamic features like the front splitter and rear wing, the Mustang GT for supercars seems like the ultimate iteration of the next-generation Mustang. In 2023, we can’t wait to watch it a race.