As predicted, Supercars teams have delayed the deployment of the latest Gen3 cars to February 2023. The new Camaro and reinvented Mustang were to be released in the 2022 supercar championships; however, they were delayed due to strict health guidelines. Although, it has been officially announced that the first shakedown of full-day testing of the Southern Team will take place on February 1st at Winton. Whereas the Queensland-based teams will head to the Ipswich venue on February 9th. However, the question of when the testing will happen remains unanswered.
Gen3 Program Afflicted Due to Delays
Due to the global supply chain issue, the Gen3 supercars saw significant delays in the development stage. Nevertheless, the teams are now ready to undergo the Homologation testing soon this week with the mesmerizing Mustang and Camaro prototypes. The drivability and aero parity concerns will also be resolved for the Ford Mustang. Going in-depth, Camaros will be modified with a 5.7L version of Chevrolet’s LT V8. At the same time, Mustangs will use a much bigger 5.4L version of the quad-com Coyote mill.
The 2023 Supercars Championship Starts Soon
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, which will commence on March 10th-12th on the streets of Newcastle, will be the first-ever race between Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. The event will also feature full-field 25 latest Gen3 cars for the very first time. General Motors will be presented by 14 Camaros fielded by six teams: Triple Eight, Erebus Motorsport, Team 18, Matt Stone Racing, Brad Jones Racing, and PremiAir Racing. The 11 Ford Mustangs will be represented by Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, and Blanchard Racing Team. If you want to see the shakedowns and testing days, the Sydney Motorsport Park venue will be open to the public.