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Supercars completes Gen3 homologation

Supercars’ Gen3 cars given green light for racing debut.

09 March 2023

Supercars has completed the homologation process for the Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Supercars ahead of their racing debuts.

After late tweaks and aerodynamic testing, Supercars and the homologation teams representing General Motors and Ford signed off on the cars.

“As part of upholding the integrity of the championship, all parties will continue to work together to review data and the relative performance of our new vehicles,” said Supercars CEO Shane Howard.

“This is a pre-requisite for the ongoing success of the category, which falls under the parity review system which has been in place for more than 20 years.“The homologation teams, manufacturer representatives and Supercars worked in partnership to achieve this goal, resulting in over 2200km of running, undertaken across both brands during the VCAT validation testing last week.

“The Temora testing provided all parties with a high level of confidence, and we now look forward to the Thrifty Newcastle 500 this weekend with a completely reset and re-energised championship.”

Ford Mustang Gen3 chief designer Perry Kapper said: “Our thanks go to Supercars and everyone involved for their commitment and effort in the Gen3 development process. We will continue to work with Supercars throughout the year for any additional updates.

“The aerodynamic testing last week, and the adjustments made, give us confidence that we can go to the first event in Newcastle with our Ford Mustangs ready to fight, to see the cars grid up and hear the revs rise, before the lights go out on this new chapter in Supercars’ history.”

Triple Eight Race Engineering technical director Jeromy Moore added: “During the entire VCAT validation at Temora, the two Homologation Teams and Supercars staff worked very well together, in an open and collaborative manner, to achieve the common goal.“With over 70 runs and throughout the four days we have confidence we have come away with cars equal in measured downforce and drag. Now it’s time to go racing and may the best team win.”