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Eye-watering price tag for Gen3 prototypes

THE buyer of both of Supercars’ Car of the Future prototypes has baulked at the price tag attached to their Gen3 equivalents.

Former stunt king Robbie Bolger confirmed exclusively to V8 Sleuth last September his acquisition of the COTF Ford Falcon prototype, joining the Holden Commodore variant which he had already purchased.

Those cars laid the foundations for a decade of Supercars racing, spanning 2013 to 2022.

Bolger at the time said he was in negotiations with Supercars about adding the Gen3 prototypes to his collection once their testing lifespan was complete.

“I don’t know why the f**k I want them but weird people do weird things, don’t they?” he said last year.

The Ford S650 Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have chalked up significant miles since first rolling out for demonstration laps at the 2021 Bathurst 1000.

Their most recent running came at the crucial Temora aero parity test in the lead-up to the 2023 season-opener.

A 25-strong field of team-built race cars then made a long-awaited debut at the Newcastle 500 last month.

It’s fair to say that negotiations between Bolger and Supercars have stalled, though.

“They’re f***ing dreaming. They’re looking for $1 million each,” he told V8 Sleuth this week.

“They think it’s a Formula 1 car.”

V8 Sleuth understands the prototypes remain available for purchase, but Supercars is in no rush to complete a sale.

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