Wed. Oct 28th, 2020

Chevrolet Camaro to tackle revamped Mustang in 2022 V8 Supercars season

American muscle replaces Australian staples, astride a brand new management chassis.

The as soon as basic Holden versus Ford battle is coming into its subsequent chapter, as Chevrolet steps into void with the Camaro becoming a member of the Supercars Championship grid for the 2022 season.

The Chevrolet Camaro will face off towards a new-look Ford Mustang, which will probably be tailored to go well with a brand new ‘Gen3’ management chassis.

Gen3 will “place a larger emphasis on retaining key dimensions between the race vehicles and the highway automobiles they characterize”, based on the Supercars web site.

In different phrases, highway automobile panels will now match on the racecar, and the the Mustang particularly will lose its present awkward and unlucky look. The management chassis will probably be 100mm decrease and 100mm wider, and can “broaden the vary of vehicles that may compete.”

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Whereas the present Ford Mustang has been on sale since launching in 2015, the Chevrolet Camaro is domestically transformed to right-hand drive by Holden Particular Automobiles and will probably be bought via the forthcoming GMSV enterprise.

Holden’s discontinued Commodore will proceed to battle the Ford Mustang for the 2021 Supercars season, earlier than these new rules kick in.

Gen3 rules are additionally slated to cut back the working prices of vehicles by between 30 and 40 %, attracting extra opponents to the collection.

Greater than 50 per cent much less downforce will place extra emphasis on driver ability, and a brand new management tyre is being developed by Dunlop.

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