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Seventh-generation Ford Mustang GT debuts in the Australian Supercar Championship

The seventh racing version of the Ford Mustang GT receives an upgrade in engine design and performance.

The new Ford Mustang GT, based on the seventh generation model and created for the Australian Supercars series, debuted in the famous Bathurst 1000 endurance race.

The supercar was built by Ford Performance and Dick Johnson Racing and will make its competitive debut at the start of the 2023 season under the new Gen3 rules.

The championship will feature Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing Team and Walkinshaw Andretti United.

“We are very proud to show the world our new Mustang Supercar and what better place to do so than at the Great Race here at Mount Panorama. It's a special moment to be able to discover this car in front of passionate Ford fans, along with all our Supercar drivers," said Ford Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Andrew Birkick.

The specs of the new generation of the Ford Mustang GT

While the racing model's specs are yet to be fully revealed, we know it will bear more similarities to its road-going sibling than previous builds built for the series.

The new Ford Mustang GT is powered by a Coyote V8 engine, upgraded to produce over 600 horsepower.

The new Mustang received some significant aerodynamic upgrades especially to power it up for racing.

For example, there's a pronounced splitter at the front, as well as a bespoke hood with distinct air vents.

Among the most noticeable changes seen on the sides of the car are flared skirts and new black mid-mount wheels.

The update continues at the rear with a high wing and dramatic diffuser.

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