Details confirmed for crucial Gen3 VCAT

The Gen3 Ford Mustang (then in S550 shape) is followed by the Chevrolet Camaro at Sandown. Pic: Nathan Wong

SUPERCARS will spend the entirety of next week on a mission to ensure aerodynamic parity between its incoming Gen3 models.

The championship has dedicated the week of November 7-11 to completing a full-blown VCAT at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

It was at the same venue that a preliminary VCAT was conducted in June, when the Ford Mustang prototype was still in the S550 body shape.

That set a baseline, with the updated S650 Mustang now to be checked against the Chevrolet Camaro.

“The Gen3 Mustang and Camaro prototypes have already completed an extensive testing program of over 10,000kms throughout 2022,” said Supercars head of motorsport Adrian Burgess.

The S650 Mustang prototype at Bathurst. Pic: Supplied

“The cars have been taken to several different circuits and airstrips, using all of the current full-time drivers, as teams now start to build their own race cars.

“The weather forecast looks promising, and we’re confident we will achieve what we need to next week at VCAT.”

Supercars has indicated that test dates for all teams will be confirmed following the VCAT.

Prior to Gen3, the last VCAT completed by Supercars came in January 2020 at Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

The current Ford Mustang and Holden ZB Commodore have just one top-flight event remaining, the Adelaide 500 on December 1-4, before the new era commences with the 2023 Newcastle 500 next March.

The Camaro prototype. Pic: Nathan Wong
Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.