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Gen 3 Mustang & Camaro Supercars revealed

The new Repco Supercars Gen3 prototypes for 2023 were unveiled in Bathurst in the run-up to the Bathurst 1000 last weekend.

The covers were removed from the Ford Mustang GT and General Motors Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the Friday morning of the race meeting.

The Mustang and Camaro prototypes have a closer visual connection between racing and road vehicles than the current model racing cars.

Dick Johnson Racing was tasked with developing the Camaro’s Mustang and Triple Eight Race engineering, with the new cars having a much closer relationship with their road-going cousins ​​than the current version of the car.

From roof to hood, doors to windows, Gen3 cars will have the same key dimensions as the road cars they are based on, with the cars also having “a distinctive Gen3 V8 engine sound”.

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer:

“These are amazing looking racing cars and it’s a historic event to be here today and unveil them at the base of Mount Panorama, our spiritual home of racing,” said Seamer.

“Motorsport and the automotive world have been watching this announcement very closely as it is a tremendous opportunity for our sport to grow on multiple levels and attract a wider audience.

“Both the Mustang and the Camaro are reminiscent of the supercars of the past, with just as much attention being paid to the design and appearance of the cars as to the new technologies.

“With the work of the Gen3 Steering Committee, our manufacturers and the homologation teams, we firmly believe that these cars will create close, level playing field races.

“The Ford Mustang and GM Camaro are the first chapter of our new era that will be cost-effective for our key stakeholders and teams, but keep the core of our success, great and exciting supercar racing, what our fans have asked for.” for.”

🔊 All engine noises, no comment 🔊

The new Gen3 Supercars do their first laps on Mount Panorama # Gen3 # Bathurst1000 #RepcoSC pic.twitter.com/hoSciXkuIg

– Supercars (@supercars) December 3, 2021

Shane van Gisbergen did the first demo of Mount Panorama in the Camaro with Anton De Pasquale in the Mustang.

Now the next question – since Ford and GM will be using “pony” GT cars from 2023, does this mark the transition of supercars from a touring car championship to a GT series?

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