The final 2023 Supercars calendar is finally here! And we must say, the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship is shaping up to be one of the most exciting seasons yet. Get all the details on upcoming events for 2023 and the thrilling debut of Gen3 below.
What’s new in 2023?
- This will be the introduction of Gen3.
- All Ford teams will upgrade to the Mustang GT S650.
- Most Holden teams will switch to Chevrolet Camaro from Holden Commodore.
- The Newcastle 500 will return as the season opener after a three-year absence and the Adelaide 500 will be the Finale.
- Pukehoke Park Raceway will close.
- Gen3-compliant tyres will be used.
What cars will race in Supercars 2023?
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will feature the newest Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs. Currently, 14 Camaros and 11 Mustangs will make up the championship grid.
Brad Jones Racing, Erebus Motorsport, Team 18, Matt Stone Racing, Triple Eight Race Engineering and PremiAir racing will campaign Chevrolet Camaros replacing Holden Commodores. Meanwhile, Tickford Racing, Dick Johnson Racing, Grove Racing, Blanchard Racing Team and Walkinshaw Andretti United will stick with the Mustang.
How much different is the new Mustang GT S650?
The 2023 Ford Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar is a race-modified version of the new S650-generation Mustang. The pony car was created from the ground up to be a racing powerhouse, thanks to some help from Dick Johnson Racing and Ford Performance.
The new Mustang will be powered by a 5.4L version of Ford’s Coyote DOHC V8 engine. Then not only does it feature dual throttle bodies fed by dual air intakes, but the engine also gets other enhancements.
On the outside, although it looks similar to the regular Mustang GT at first glance, a closer inspection reveals several revised body panels and slightly larger front air intake grill. The initial reaction from the fans has been positive.