Supercars announced that, after frequent complaints from Ford about the performance of the Mustang this season, it has decided to review next December Triple Eight’s Chevrolet Camaro and a Dick Johnson Racing Ford Mustang in the United States, especially the Windshear wind tunnel located in North Carolina. To manage the parity tests, Supercars will send the director of the technical category and the senior data engineer, among other people in charge of organizing the championship.
Until now, Dick Johnson Racing is waiting for permission from the Supercars Commission to homologate several aerodynamic changes, including a new front bar and a rear wing element. From the Australian category they admit that they do not have the capacity to match the performance of the Gen3 specification cars, because of this they will implement the plan to send the Camaro and Mustang to the United States. to build a level that is equal and not just close, also taking advantage of the fact that Supercars executives are able to meet with NASCAR staff, where the Mustang and the Camaro also compete.
As for the engines, they will first be tested in a new dynamometer located in Melbourne next month, from there they will also be sent to the United States, as it is about cars, to find out if there is remarkable differences in performance. . , especially in acceleration where the Chevrolet 5.7-liter pushrod V8 is superior to the Ford 5.4-liter four-cam V8. Engineers from Chevrolet and Ford will be in the United States, where a long-term deal will be sought. match Supercar cars with NASCAR and IMSA life makers.
In the words of Shane Howard, CEO of Supercars:
Our vehicles have never been tested in large wind tunnels before; However, with the introduction of Gen3 the most significant change in the game’s history took place. As a technical parity category, we try to make sure we provide as much information as possible to the teams. By implementing these changes and conducting these tests, our goal is to provide the teams and our manufacturers with the most data to produce the best results