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Old 23 Jul 2019, 02:53 (Ref:3918942)   #436
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Who says there are no production parts that fit the mustang!
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Old 5 Sep 2019, 12:48 (Ref:3925970)   #437
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An interesting look into recent history shows it was Roland Dane himself, as part of the then V8 Supercars board, who touted the introduction of a Mustang back in 2013.

He actually lodged a proposal, and was concerned it wasn't being looked at properly by the board at the time.

Said Mr Dane back then:
“The days of four-door medium and large saloons being main players in the market place have gone,” Dane told motoring.com.au. “So that’s what it [the paper] is really about.”

“Now times are changing again. We have to have an open mind as to whether we go back to those two-door vehicles.”

“If they wanted to race the Mustang here on the platform we have got today it would be easy to do,” he said.
https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...percars-36776/
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Old 5 Sep 2019, 23:10 (Ref:3926081)   #438
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An interesting look into recent history shows it was Roland Dane himself, as part of the then V8 Supercars board, who touted the introduction of a Mustang back in 2013.

He actually lodged a proposal, and was concerned it wasn't being looked at properly by the board at the time.

Said Mr Dane back then:
“The days of four-door medium and large saloons being main players in the market place have gone,” Dane told motoring.com.au. “So that’s what it [the paper] is really about.”

“Now times are changing again. We have to have an open mind as to whether we go back to those two-door vehicles.”

“If they wanted to race the Mustang here on the platform we have got today it would be easy to do,” he said.
https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...percars-36776/
Ford eventually committed to the Mustang coming, but GMH isn't, hasn't nor looking like they'll commit to the Camaro going live in the series.
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Old 6 Sep 2019, 05:55 (Ref:3926125)   #439
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Ford eventually committed to the Mustang coming, but GMH isn't, hasn't nor looking like they'll commit to the Camaro going live in the series.
Given the most recent reporting is that the Camaro will be gone by 2023 you could put two and two together and come up with any number really.

So that leaves the Commodore or ????
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Old 6 Sep 2019, 09:59 (Ref:3926155)   #440
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PSA have given the green light to Opel to continue to supply Holden with the ZB sedan and wagon, and Astra hatch for the next little while.
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Old 6 Sep 2019, 13:07 (Ref:3926191)   #441
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Given the most recent reporting is that the Camaro will be gone by 2023 you could put two and two together and come up with any number really.

So that leaves the Commodore or ????
Time to ditch supercars and adopt GT4???
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Old 9 Sep 2019, 02:13 (Ref:3926772)   #442
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Time to ditch supercars and adopt GT4???
You might be onto something... but fat chance of that happening...
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Old 9 Sep 2019, 15:14 (Ref:3926922)   #443
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All this talk about parity.. how about they make the ZB Commodores run with solar panels instead of a V8?

You can dice the lettuce all you want but at the end of the day it's the end of the day and the reality is you can't go down to Bay City Holden and pick up a ZB Commodore with a V8 in it.

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Old 10 Sep 2019, 00:52 (Ref:3927019)   #444
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You can dice the lettuce all you want but at the end of the day it's the end of the day and the reality is you can't go down to Bay City Holden and pick up a ZB Commodore with a V8 in it.
And it's also been 20 years since you could buy one with a 5L V8 in it, but what does it matter?

TCR is supposedly road relevant yet some of the most recent cars don't have their production engines in the car at all, and they are running bespoke racing gearboxes now so they are already drifting further away from production with each iteration.
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Old 10 Sep 2019, 02:53 (Ref:3927037)   #445
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Swapping out a production gearbox is a little different to trying to portray a 4 or 6 cylinder FWD hatchback as a V8 "Supercar".
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Old 10 Sep 2019, 10:35 (Ref:3927111)   #446
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Swapping out a production gearbox is a little different to trying to portray a 4 or 6 cylinder FWD hatchback as a V8 "Supercar".
Or a V8 Nissan Altima, or even a Ford Mustang that looks like it fell off the ship. Snow this weekend by the sounds of it, should be interesting.
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Old 10 Sep 2019, 23:01 (Ref:3927248)   #447
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So where was the precedent set for compromised 'Supercar' design?

Was it the cut'n'shut VE, the FWD sedan (Altima), or the FWD hatchback (Insignia)?
Because it certainly wasn't with the Mustang, as they all preceded it.

The point being made above is the RWD V8 Mustang you can currently buy, actually bears some resemblance to what is currently being raced.
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The point being made above is the RWD V8 Mustang you can currently buy, actually bears some resemblance to what is currently being raced.
How many beers does it take to see the resemblance?
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Old 11 Sep 2019, 01:26 (Ref:3927261)   #449
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How many beers does it take to see the resemblance?
Many. It is a shame the rulemakers could not accomodate the Mustang properly.
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The pony on the front is similar!
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