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Prodrive refutes ‘green light’ on 2018 Mustang

Tom Howard

Wednesday 5th April, 2017 - 12:26pm

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A render of what a Ford Mustang Supercar could look like pic: ssMEDIA

Prodrive Racing Australia is yet to make a decision as to whether it will introduce a Ford Mustang in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2018.

The Melbourne squad has issued a statement in response to a media report in the Daily Telegraph which claims the squad is committed to the Mustang and is already constructing a car for competition in the series next year.

Speculation surrounding the Mustang entering into the category has been rife ever since the sport issued its Gen2 regulations, which will see two-door bodied cars and non V8 engines eligible.

It has been widely reported that both Prodrive and fellow Ford team DJR Team Penske have been evaluating the Mustang as a possible replacement for the ageing Falcon FG X for some time.

However, neither operation has committed to a project which would require approval from the American manufacturer.

A change to a two-door body would require alterations to the control chassis.

“Prodrive Racing (Australia) would like to clarify a report in today’s The Daily Telegraph which claims the team will be running a Ford Mustang Supercar in the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship,” a team statement read.

“No such decision has been made.

“As previously confirmed by the team, it is evaluating options for the eventual replacement of its current multiple championship-winning Ford FGX Falcon Supercar.

“This process is ongoing and involves consultation with multiple partners.

“Prodrive Racing appreciates the significant level of interest in this process from members, fans and the media, but confirmation of its future plans will be made at the appropriate time.”

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