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Ford Performance launched in Australia

17 April 2018

"Next generation Fiesta ST customers will benefit from innovations developed by Ford Performance for the Ford GT supercar and Focus RS hot hatchback, including high power EcoBoost and Drive Mode technologies", said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance.

Soon, though, the Blue Oval will make its return.

While other engine configurations are eligible under the Gen2 regulations, the Mustang will continue to use the current 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8.

Queensland's DJR Team Penske, along with Victorian-based former Ford factory outfit Tickford Racing, are still campaigning the FG-X, nearly two years after the vehicle ceased production locally, and both outfits will be tasked with developing the Mustang to suit Supercars' so-called Gen2 regulations. The manufacturer will work with DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing, combining the technical knowledge and expertise of Ford Performance with the experience and skill set of the teams.

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The 2018 model Mustang, which was also unveiled on Tuesday, was deemed by Ford the ideal fit for the Gen2 regulations.

Ford has confirmed the new generation Fiesta ST hot hatch is on the way in 2019.

Since global exports began in 2015, through December 2017, Ford has sold 418 000 Mustangs around the world.

As part of the Supercars announcement, Ford has also revealed that the new Ranger Raptor will debut as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship official recovery truck following its arrival in Australian showrooms in Q4 2018. Ford pointed out that China is a strong market for the Mustang, with 7,125 registrations in the past year.

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The decision to make the Mustang even more visible has been made in the wake of the success it enjoys for several years.

"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", Sean Seamer, Supercars CEO, said.

Their racing Mustang will be modelled off the new 2019 model which will go on sale in Australia and New Zealand from July. "The Mustang brand has such an iconic history in motorsports and it will be great to be racing them in multiple Series". Whickman believes it will a crucial model for the new Ford Performance initiative.

"The fact that we will be able to build and race a Mustang in the 2019 Supercars Championship is music to my ears".

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Ford Performance launched in Australia