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Ford Mustang Could Be On Supercars Grid As Soon As 2017

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 26 / 16

A Ford Mustang could be on the Supercars grid as soon as '17 "under a Prodrive Racing Australia plan to keep the legend of the V8 engine alive," according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. As Holden considers racing V6 engines as the sport confronts generation next, Ford’s America...

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Tags: Australia, Franchises

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

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