EREBUS Motorsport will stick with General Motors hardware when the Repco Supercars Championship’s Gen3 platform debuts.
The team released renders of an Erebus-themed Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro carrying this year’s Boost Mobile colours used by Brodie Kostecki.
Erebus currently races its own in-house built Holden Commodores powered by customer engines from Walkinshaw Racing.
The Camaro will replace the Commodore as GM’s weapon of choice under the new rules, with Ford’s Mustang the other car committed to competing from the outset of Gen3.
Erebus chief Barry Ryan flagged the team’s likely choice during his recent visit to the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco, citing in today’s announcement that continuity is one of the key motivators behind opting for the Camaro.
“We chose to run the Camaro based on the fact that Betty (Klimenko) has always been a General Motors person, rather than a Ford person,” he said.
“There’s no need to change from where we are now as GM or Holden, so we’re sticking with the same parent brand.
“The Camaro is a good platform for the sport, it’s a very similar car to the Ford Mustang and it will be exciting to see them both go head-to-head.
“It’s a two-door coupe dating back to the mid to late 60’s, and it’s essentially a sports car rather than a four-door family car like the Commodore.
“Fans are integral to our sport and I think the switch to another iconic GM vehicle is key to maintaining the huge Holden fan base that exists within our sport.
“Overall, it’s just going to be a cool car and will hopefully engage our fans more than ever.”
Ryan is also confident his team will be ready to roll out two brand new Camaros should Gen3 debut on schedule at the start of the 2022 season, revealing that the team is finalising its chassis jig design ahead of parts arriving in July.
“The current target for the switch is for the first race of 2022; that’s the target for the category and that’s the target we’re aiming for,” he said.
Chevrolet will be the third manufacturer to be campaigned by Erebus in its history, having started with Mercedes-AMG machinery in 2013 before switching to Holden in 2016.