Supercars Mustang Gen3 chassis launched

The frame has been designed and built by renowned chassis specialist Pace Innovations, who has effectively been the supplier of chassis controls throughout the Car of the Future era.

This particular chassis will now make its way to the Ford Dick Johnson Racing homologation team where it will be converted into a Gen3 Ford Mustang prototype.

This is the second bar job to break the cover, following last month’s unveiling of the Triple Eight chassis that will underpin the prototype Chevrolet Camaro.

Both Gen3 chassis were lowered to better fit the two-door body shape and had removable front and rear sections for faster repairs, a more central driving position, and a roof hatch to allow better access to the medical crew.

“We are very pleased that the second chassis is now complete and ready to begin the next phase of development with the Ford homologation team,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

“I want to thank the crew who have spent thousands of hours getting to this point, especially the staff at Pace who have a history of international success.”

DJR Chairman and CEO Ryan Story added: “Pace Innovations has been the chassis supplier to Shell’s V-Power Racing Team since 2012 and together we have won three Drivers and three Teams championships since then.

“They are excellent partners with great experience and expertise; fits perfectly as we reach this important milestone with the completion of the Gen3 Supercar chassis prototype for the Ford Mustang GT.”

The Gen3 project has been shrouded in controversy in recent weeks, as jitters from the team over the timeline for the 2022 introduction culminated in the final round at The Bend.

That led to a crisis meeting last Tuesday where it was agreed to press for the introduction of the 2022 rules, but with the caveat of a ‘regular review’ of the timeline.

As first pointed out by Motorsport.com, the introduction of sensational new regulations in the middle of the year is one option.

If the new rules are introduced in 2022 as planned, this chassis will underpin the first of two new Mustangs in as many years.

The latest version of Ford’s famous muscle car, the S650, will be released next year and is likely to join the Supercars network in 2023.

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