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Ford Supercars engine program set for revamp

FORD Supercars engine supplier Herrod Performance Engines is set to ‘combine forces’ with Dick Johnson Racing to bolster its resources.

That’s according to Rob Herrod, who branched out with HPE in early 2022 to take over from Steve Amos’ Mostech Race Engines as DJR’s supplier and now is the control engine partner for all Blue Oval teams under Gen3.

“Herrod Performance and DJR have had a long collaboration working closely together and what we’re doing now is we’re actually combining forces and just getting stronger,” Herrod told V8 Sleuth.

“Herrod and DJR are just joining forces basically to help solve this parity problem.”

Herrod was unwilling to comment on speculation about DJR buying into the business, but was adamant that the HPE name will be carried forward.

Parity has been a hot topic all year, both in terms of aerodynamic and engine performance between the Mustang and Camaro.

Two Gen3 Supercars recently arrived in the United States ahead of comparative work using the Windshear wind tunnel.

Transient dyno testing is also set to kick off shortly in Melbourne.

Even now, entering the final round of the 2023 season, Ford remains unhappy with the engine parity situation.

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HPE and Ford have been vocal about its hardware – specifically the 5.4-litre V8 Coyote – being up to the task, but that it has been hindered by Supercars.

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