Ford Mustang to Join the V8 Supercars Series?
Although the Blue Oval has several four-door vehicles that could become high-performance sedans, Motoring.com.au claims that Ford could be racing the next-generation Mustang after the Falcon’s inevitable retirement. But how’s that possible since the iconic Mustang is a two-door coupe? Well, the same source reports that it could happen “if a proposal allowing two-door coupes to go head-to-head with the current four-door sedans gains support”.
“The days of four-door medium and large saloons being main players in the market place have gone. So that’s what it is really about,” said V8 Supercars board member Roland Dane, who also released a strategy paper late last year.
Dane’s idea, which also refers to the decline of the global four-door sedan market, is to encourage manufacturer to build more two-door coupes. “I am saying have an open mind about two-door bodyshells. It is all about aspiration. Aspirational vehicles in the Australian market in the 1970s were actually two-door vehicles. Then they became derivatives of locally produced four-door Fords and Holdens.”
Whether the next-gen Mustang will indeed race the Australian Outback it remains to be seen. For the time being, we’re waiting for the new Blue Oval pony to be unveiled in 2014.
Story via Motoring