Australia’s New Ford Mustang Supercar Racer Looks Really Off, Doesn’t It?

Ford’s new Mustang Supercar has been officially unveiled in Australia, painted in the brand’s Performance livery, prior to its racing debut set for the Superloop Adelaide 500 on February 14.

Of course, this is no real Mustang, but a body mimicking the latter’s appearance on a Supercars’ Gen 2 control chassis, which was originally designed for local sedans – hence the odd proportions, well among other things…

Created by Ford, Ford Performance, Shell V-Power Racing and Tickford Racing Australia, it’s homologated for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. It will be raced by three teams, including Shell V-Power Racing (2 cars), Tickford Racing (3 cars) and 23Red Racing (1 car).

“This is a historic moment. To see the project come together has been incredibly exciting for everyone involved, and today marks the start of Mustang’s 2019 season”, said Ford Australia’s President and CEO, Kay Hart. “Mustang belongs on the track, and everyone at Ford and our fans have been waiting for this moment.”

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Nobody will mistake the new Mustang Supercar for anything else. And that gigantic rear wing mounted on a rear deck extension, in addition to the racing livery, make it stand out. As for the rest of the exterior design, it has been designed to copy the look of the road legal, V8-powered Mustang GT as much as possible.

“We use the same process to develop the Supercar that we do the NASCAR Mustang, that we do the Mustang GT4, that we do the NHRA Funny Car Mustang”, Ford Performance Motorsports Supervisor, Brian Novak, explained. “That development has been proven out through other programs – the Ford GT at Le Mans, for example – and we transfer that back, that knowledge, back to the road car.”

 

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  • Mr. EP9

    Wow. Those proportions look really bad.

    • Miknik

      If FOrd hat kept the Mustang II around, and developed that on, we would have ended up with something like this…

  • SASQUATCHelvis

    WING

  • TheAmerican2point0

    Oh god. I might’ve puked in my mouth a lil’ bit.

  • Tinky-Winky

    That’s a nice dining table.

  • Jay

    Don’t make fun of it. It’s a mustang with Down Syndrome.

  • Paul Webster

    Looks serious to me.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I suddenly don’t want the GT-R back in VASC. Crikey.

  • Zandit75

    Yep, the drawbacks of a common chassis for all models in the comp, including minimum/maximum height, length and widths, downforce, and control brake & tyre packages.

  • benT

    Great chassis and running gear for sure
    but that body is like comparing a teenager to a pre-teenager, if you get my drift,
    whereby a pre-teenager is more likely to have heavy padding and the teenager will have the actual article………

  • Bash

    There is a car on that wing.

  • Knotmyrealname

    That’s all CGI, isn’t it?

  • Smith

    That is the stupidest looking ugly Supercar ever to be put on track. Terrible and what is with that whale tail. OMG, now ridiculous.

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