Ford Mustang heads to Nascar in 2019, remains best-selling sports coupe

Ford Mustang heads to Nascar in 2019, remains best-selling sports coupe

During a Facebook Live stream Ford Australia's CEO was joined by Supercars and members of Tickford Racing and Shell V-Power Racing to confirm the 2-door Mustang will replace the Falcon. The hot hatch will supplement the Ford Performance lineup, alongside the 2018 Mustang and Ranger Raptor. That model will be retired once the new Mustang is ready. The pony vehicle will serve as the backbone of the automaker's entry in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship starting next season.

Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman wouldn't be drawn on whether the arrangements with Penske and Tickford constituted a "factory effort", saying that it is a "partnership" but MOTOR understands Ford Performance is heavily involved with the development of the Mustang racer. In an environment of relatively flat sports vehicle sales to women, Ford research shows a 10 per cent gain in women buying Mustang in the last five years.

While sports cars have traditionally skewed toward male buyers in the United States, Mustang is increasingly finding favour with women.

The build will be executed by Ford's two strongest Supercars teams, DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing.

In the lead up to Mustang Day, Ford asked fans in the Middle East to post pictures of their Mustangs to Instagram with the hashtag #Mustang54, with those images accumulated and compiled to create a mosaic - a first-of-its-kind in the region.

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It would be the car's first entrance in the top league of the racing competition, after several years of experience gained in the lower tier Xfinity Series. One is DJR Team Penske, which returns this season as the defending champions.

"The world loves Ford Mustang", says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst.

While Australian touring cars may seem a world away from our BTCC, perhaps the best news to take from this is a sustained commitment from Ford to motorsport.

With the 2018 standing now dominated by the ZB Commodore, Roger Penske, co-owner of DJR Team Penske believes their re-engineered Mustang will see Ford rise to dominance once more.

"Throughout the entire history of this team, we've never run anything but a Ford, and this announcement today is fantastic", Johnson said at the launch.

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