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Camaro Supercar successor ‘a while away’

THE next chapter of General Motors-based Supercars is many years away, homologation team boss Jamie Whincup has indicated.

Supercars suffered a blow to the market relevance of its Gen3 platform last year when Chevrolet announced the retirement of its roadgoing sixth-generation Camaro. Production has since ceased.

Supercars CEO Shane Howard at the time committed to the Camaro until the end of 2025 and pointed to the potential for a successor to take on Ford’s Mustang as soon as ’26.

But that timeline almost certainly will not play out, with little rush to farewell the Camaro from Supercars – not to mention the increasingly detailed process of bringing in a new model, including the need to go wind tunnel testing.

“I think a lot of that is just going to come down to GM and what their plan is moving forward,” Triple Eight team principal and general manager Whincup told V8 Sleuth.

“Of course it’s on the radar, but there’s nothing that I can share apart from, yeah, we’re looking at what the next car is.

“It will be a long time before they release the car, it’s race-ready, we do the aero kit, homologate it and then it goes on track.

“That’s going to be a while away.

“It’s not urgent. It will happen. I love the look of the Camaro, so part of me doesn’t want to move away from that, but at some stage, yes, GM will release a new car and we’ll convert.”

The topic of new manufacturers flared up last month when Supercars/RACE chairman Barclay Nettlefold spoke of preparing to hold talks with marques outside of GM and Ford.

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