Australian TA2 driver George Miedecke has taken the covers off his latest Ford FN Mustang which is set to compete in this year’s Bathurst 6 Hour.
The Mustang has been prepared by Ryan McLeod but has yet to have its first run on the tarmac due to nationwide Covid-19 restrictions preventing testing.
Its build comes after the Mustang was one of many cars added to the event’s eligibility list last year along with the Chevrolet Camaro as a part of the A2 Class for ‘Extreme Performance Naturally Aspirated’ cars.
Miedecke says he is delighted with the car and is aiming to return to the circuit soon to begin testing. He also added his hopes that his latest challenger will mark the beginning of the end to BMW’s dominance of the event.
“I bleed blue, and I love seeing Mustangs on the track, whether they are in Supercars or Trans Am cars,” Miedecke told The Parked Up podcast.
“We felt that the Mustang has been under represented in production cars, so we have just completed the build of a brand-new FN Mustang for the Bathurst 6 Hour.
“We are really excited that the event has been rescheduled to November, and I have it sitting here in my dealership in Port Macquarie.
“If I told you it was a Mustang GT4, you’d believe me. It is beautiful.
“We’ll be fighting the good fight. Those BMWs will have a lot of pace.
“The M3 and the M4 have won it and been on pole for a few years. I doubt that we’ll have the outright pace, but from a reliability point of view, we’ll be strong.
“It has a 5 litre Coyote engine, and the biggest thing that triggered us, the car has direct injection, so it has a bit of extra grunt, so it should mean that we are around the fight for the lead.”
This year’s Bathurst 6 Hour has been rescheduled to run in conjunction with the Bathurst International on November 13-15.