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2024 Ford Mustang GT-Based Supercar To Debut At Bathurst 1000

When the veil was finally pulled off the 2024 Ford Mustang, it rode in with the high-performance Ford Mustang Dark Horse at its side. The Ford Mustang Dark Horse represents the start of a new chapter for The Blue Oval’s racing efforts, and will soon compete in top motorsports divisions across the globe, including in Nascar, IMSA for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Australian Supercars. To that end, Ford Australia recently announced that its new Supercars racer will soon hit the track, according to a report by CarExpertwhich will represent the first time the upcoming racing variant will be seen in public.

The new 2024 Ford Mustang GT-based Supercar will make its on-track debut at the forthcoming Bathurst 1000 on October 6th, 2022. The new Gen3 race car will be driven by Australian Dick Johnson, clocking its first laps around the famous Mount Panorama. Johnson, a three-time winner at Bathurst, was also the first driver to get behind the wheel of the Gen2 Mustang Supercar back in 2019.

“My team and I have been racing Fords for more than forty years, we are very proud representatives of and ambassadors for the Blue Oval,” Johnson said. “We have been working extremely hard on making this car the best it can possibly be over the last couple of years, and to be the first person in the world to drive it after all of that work is fantastic. Any chance to drive around Mount Panorama is incredible, but to do it in Ford’s latest race car is an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up.”

The 2024 Ford Mustang GT race car will debut for the 2023 season and will be available for competition in global GT4 classes in IMSA, SRO an FIA GT.

Not too long ago, Ford Performance lead Mark Rushbrook said that The Blue Oval was no longer focused on the electrification of motorsports, a stark pivot from the automaker’s stance on the matter a few years back. That means, for the foreseeable future, the new seventh-generation Ford Mustang race cars will continue to feature internal combustion engines that produce the sounds so loved by motorsports fans around the world.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. John

    Awesome, love what Ford is doing!

  2. James Young

    one day, I will own a Ford Mustang

    1. Robert.Walter

      In the land of The Stampede, a Mustang owns you!

  3. Francois

    Our writer is a bit off… The GT4 has been around and successfully racing for over 4 years…
    The new kid on the block which will be racing in IMSA / LeMans / Etc. is the GT3. A faster car for a faster class. We’re looking forward to seeing it live at Super Sebring in March of next year. Unfortunately, it won’t be making the rounds in IMSA until the following year where its official debut is the 2024 Rolex 24hrs of Daytona.
    @ AlexandraPurcell you need to do your research…

    1. stuarth

      Give her a break – she’s pretty busy writing for GM Authority and Cadillac Society websites in addition to this one.


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