Ford Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar Is a 600-Plus-HP, Winged Racehorse

Ford Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar Is a 600-Plus-HP, Winged Racehorse

The new seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang will spawn several racing variants, including the Gen3 Supercar seen here.The Mustang GT was homologated for race duty by Dick Johnson Racing and will compete in the 2023 Australian Supercars Championship.Along with race-spec sheetmetal and a big rear wing, the Gen3 Supercar has a 600-plus-hp version of the regular Mustang GT’s new Coyote 5.0-liter V-8.

The new Ford Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar is a different kind of racehorse. It’s based on the new S650-generation Mustang that was recently revealed, but the V-8–powered coupe has been specifically built for racing, with its competitive debut set for the 2023 Australian Supercar Championship.

Ford showed CGI images of several upcoming race-prepped Mustangs shortly after the street-legal lineup was unveiled. At the time, the company also announced plans to enter the pony car in multiple racing series that also include GT3 and GT4 sports car racing, NASCAR Cup Series, and NHRA. However, the Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar is the first of those race-ready steeds to be seen in living color.

Last night, the Gen3 Mustang 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 an assist from Ford Performance. While it bears a strong resemblance to the regular Mustang GT, its sheetmetal has obviously been revised and tattooed with Ford, Mustang, and other graphics. Its primarily white paint is complemented by blue accents that outline the bottom edges of the car, and there’s no missing the giant wing on its hindquarters.

Under the hood is the 2024 Mustang GT’s Coyote 5.0-liter V-8. It now features dual throttle bodies fed by dual air intakes, and the engine gets other improvements, too. Ford still hasn’t said exactly how much power the latest Coyote mill makes in street form, but we expect it to exceed its predecessor’s max output of 480 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. In the Supercar Stang, the production-based Coyote has been modified to make more than 600 horsepower.

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Not many other details about Ford’s Gen3 Supercar were released, but the car will make its first on-track appearance during the events surrounding this weekend’s Bathurst 1000 in Australia. It’ll essentially be a parade lap with driver Dick Johnson behind the wheel.

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