New Ford Mustang Aussie Supercars Race Car Hits the Track
The demise of the Ford Falcon in the Australian market led the Motor Company to develop a new race car for the popular Australian Supercars series. Fortunately, the growing popularity of the Ford Mustang in the local market made the choice for the next race car an easy choice and with testing for the 2019 season underway, the new Supercars Mustang race car is underway.
First Testing Session for the Mustang
DJR Team Penske and Ford Performance recently hit the track at Queensland Raceway for the new Mustang race car’s new test and it went very well.
“To see Mustang on track for the first time is a great milestone, as we’ve been working on this project in earnest since November last year. It is a testament to everyone involved,” said Team Penske managing director Ryan Story. “It’s an encouraging start. The car looks fantastic, and both drivers reported that the car has plenty of promise. We couldn’t be more pleased with how things progressed today.”
Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard each took turns with the new Mustang race car and they were happy with their first seat time.
“First of all, the car looks awesome. It’s going to be so good to see it in Shell V-Power colours next year,” said McLaughlin. “It’s a great start. It did everything we could expect of a brand-new race car, and the balance feels pretty close to our current package. Having now driven it, I’m massively excited for the 2019 season to begin.”
Team Penske and Ford will continue testing the new car at tracks on the Supercars schedule before the 2019 season begins in late February at Adelaide.