It’s been interesting reading up on the struggles the series has had to trying to manage parity between the two models before locking in the Gen3 cars’ homologation. Ford have been quite publicly displeased with both aero performance and engine drivability in testing, including the VCAT (straight line) runs. Lots of politicking from Mark Rushbrook‘s side.
The start of the season is just over a month away, the weekend of March 10-12. It just came out yesterday that at a test late last month Ford and Chevy did a driver swap, including 3x champ Shane van Gisbergen getting into a Mustang, to try to see get a better understanding of where differences lie. Pretty unprecedented thing to do.
Ford continues to harbor concerns over the parity between the Mustang and Camaro Gen3 Supercars following the latest round of prototype testing.
Star Supercars drivers are understood to have crossed the manufacturer divide during a recent comparison test with the Gen3 prototypes.