SUPERCARS GEN3 MUSTANG AND CAMARO REVEALED

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THE future look of the Repco Supercars Championship has finally been unveiled with the Gen3 Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed to the public at the Repco Bathurst 1000.

Kept hidden under guard in a garage in the Mount Panorama pit complex during the week so far, the two prototypes were uncovered to the world on Friday morning.

“These are incredible looking race cars and it’s an historic occasion to be here today, unveiling them at the foot of Mount Panorama, our spiritual home of racing,” Sean Seamer, Supercars CEO, said.

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“The motorsport and motoring worlds have been watching this announcement very closely as it is a massive opportunity for our sport to step up on several levels and attract a wider audience.

“Both the Mustang and Camaro give a nod to the Supercar of the past, with as much attention given to the design and appearance of the cars as the new technologies.

“With the work of the Gen3 Steering Committee, our manufacturers and the homologation teams, we truly believe these cars will create close racing with a more level playing field.”

“The Ford Mustang and GM Camaro are the first chapter of our new era that will be cost-effective for our major stakeholders and teams but retain the very core of our success – terrific and exciting Supercar racing, which is what our fans have been asking us for.”

The prototype cars will complete demonstration laps at Mount Panorama across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Shane van Gisbergen getting the first steer of the Camaro and Anton De Pasquale doing the honours in the Mustang.

The Gen3 prototype cars will continue an extensive testing program in coming months prior to the platform’s race debut at the start of the 2023 season.

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Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.