"There's been a lot of speculation and calls for Mustang to be on the track, and as a Ford Performance model that's raced around the world, it's fitting that Australia's most popular sports auto should be on our race tracks".
The Gen2 rules - where two-door cars are eligible for Supercars - saw Holden homologate its hatchback Commodore ZB for the 2018 season.
They are working closely with Ford Performance to develop the Supercars-spec Mustang, which will run a 5.0-liter V-8 borrowed from the Falcon-based cars.
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A close-up of the new 2018 Ford Mustang.
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Speaking with media at the local launch of the Ford Performance sub-brand, Graeme Whickman, CEO of Ford Australia, cited stagnant private sales in that segment as the clear hurdle.
"Ford's dedication to the technical aspects of this process will continue to raise the bar for DJR Team Penske and the other Ford teams". Ford also says it's seen a 10 percent increase in the number of women shelling out for the sports vehicle over the past five years. Ford also noted that the Mustang is 10 percent more popular with women over the last five years, so it's gaining ground all over the place.
"The Mustang nameplate is one the of the most legendary in the world and we are proud to have it lining up on our grid in 2019", Mr Seamer said.
Their racing Mustang will be modelled off the new 2019 model which will go on sale in Australia and New Zealand from July.
To celebrate Mustang's popularity, and to mark its 54anniversary, Ford Middle East unveiled a stunning mosaic made of up of hundreds of regional Mustang fan photos neatly arranged to form the Pony car's iconic emblem, an exceptionally unique creation presented for the first time ever in the region.
Until then, we're only left with the darkened teaser image released by Ford Performance to accompany the announcement.
"The fact that we will be able to build and race a Mustang in the 2019 Supercars Championship is music to my ears".