Australian Supercars team Tickford has released images of the first of two new chassis that will debut with the new Mustang body in 2019. Tickford’s two current Falcon chassis will be converted to Mustangs and it will also convert some of its Falcons to Mustangs.
DJR Team Penske, which has taken over from Tickford as Ford’s homologation team and is working closely with Ford on the development, has also started work on converting its spare car.
“We’ve built the roll cage to a point where we can take it off the jig while we still wait until some of the external surfacing can be done,” explained Tim Edwards, CEO of Tickford Racing.
“We will probably get stuck into building a third one straight away, but we’re also probably going to convert a couple of the current cars. Cam Waters’ car was new for the start of this season, so that will get stripped back to a bare shell and recreated with Mustang panels on the outside.”
About the development of the new Mustang, Edwards said, “While the grunt work is being done in the USA, it actually needs the local knowledge for our category and our rules to be able to steer them in the right direction. Otherwise we could have a very odd-looking car that may not fit with the Australian regulations and the type of racing that we do with them.”