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Ford Performance has released this new video and press release teasing the new Mustang that's going to be competing in NASCAR for the 2022 season.

It's going to be revealed on May 5th.


DEARBORN, Mich., April 15, 2021 – Ford and NASCAR look to the future next season, welcoming the Next Gen era with an all-new Mustang race car from Ford Performance that will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in February 2022.

Race fans and Mustang enthusiasts will get their first chance to see the NASCAR Next Gen Mustang on May 5 at its public unveiling. Until then, Ford Performance shares this taste of the car’s first laps around historic Martinsville Speedway, accompanied by the thunderous soundtrack of a powerful Roush Yates Ford V8 racing engine.

“We couldn’t be more excited to show off the NASCAR Next Gen Mustang to Mustang enthusiasts and Ford race fans around the world,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “This is truly a game-changing redesign for the sport of NASCAR, and we expect everyone is going to love the result of the countless hours of work by those of us at Ford Performance and our partners in NASCAR. Mustang Week is the perfect opportunity to showcase a quick tease of this exciting new race car.”

Ford and NASCAR have spent thousands of hours designing the new body. Development continues at Ford’s racing center in Charlotte, North Carolina, using the same simulation and design equipment that’s used to design all-new vehicles, like Mustang Mach-E.

To date, Mustang has 31 wins in the NASCAR Cup Series since becoming Ford’s flagship model for the series in 2019, and is coming off a 2020 campaign that saw it win a season-high 18 races and capture the manufacturers’ championship for Ford.

2021 marks the sixth straight year of Mustang’s reign as the world’s best-selling sports coupe.

To learn more about Mustang, please visit Ford.com/Mustang.
 

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Ford Performance has released this new video and press release teasing the new Mustang that's going to be competing in NASCAR for the 2022 season.

It's going to be revealed on May 5th.


DEARBORN, Mich., April 15, 2021 – Ford and NASCAR look to the future next season, welcoming the Next Gen era with an all-new Mustang race car from Ford Performance that will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in February 2022.

Race fans and Mustang enthusiasts will get their first chance to see the NASCAR Next Gen Mustang on May 5 at its public unveiling. Until then, Ford Performance shares this taste of the car’s first laps around historic Martinsville Speedway, accompanied by the thunderous soundtrack of a powerful Roush Yates Ford V8 racing engine.

“We couldn’t be more excited to show off the NASCAR Next Gen Mustang to Mustang enthusiasts and Ford race fans around the world,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “This is truly a game-changing redesign for the sport of NASCAR, and we expect everyone is going to love the result of the countless hours of work by those of us at Ford Performance and our partners in NASCAR. Mustang Week is the perfect opportunity to showcase a quick tease of this exciting new race car.”

Ford and NASCAR have spent thousands of hours designing the new body. Development continues at Ford’s racing center in Charlotte, North Carolina, using the same simulation and design equipment that’s used to design all-new vehicles, like Mustang Mach-E.

To date, Mustang has 31 wins in the NASCAR Cup Series since becoming Ford’s flagship model for the series in 2019, and is coming off a 2020 campaign that saw it win a season-high 18 races and capture the manufacturers’ championship for Ford.

2021 marks the sixth straight year of Mustang’s reign as the world’s best-selling sports coupe.

To learn more about Mustang, please visit Ford.com/Mustang.
Anyone know if any of the new stylings are ever included on the next model year?
 

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Anyone know if any of the new stylings are ever included on the next model year?
They're likely going to still be using the 6th gen Mustang as the basis so I have my doubts. But you never know maybe there will be some easter eggs when they ever reveal the new car.
 

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It's possible they'll have a new NASCAR racer shell ready for when the 6th gen Mustang production model makes its debut.
Now that I'm thinking about it. There is a slight chance they could have the 7th gen body on the NASCAR Mustang before the production model comes out. Ford did reveal the Bronco R race truck way before they actually revealed the production model.
 

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Today's the big day and here's what the new NASCAR Mustang looks like.



  • Ford’s all-new 2022 NASCAR Next Gen Mustang was unveiled today at a media reveal ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • World’s best-selling sports car remains Ford’s entry in America’s most popular form of auto racing
  • All-new NASCAR Mustang incorporates much of the same architecture seen in production cars, including rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension, 18-inch tires and a symmetric body
  • NASCAR Next Gen Mustang makes its racing debut at the Daytona 500 Feb. 20, 2022
DEARBORN, Mich., May 5, 2021 – A completely new era in stock car racing is ushered in today as Ford unveils its all-new 2022 NASCAR Next Gen Mustang to the public in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Next Gen Mustang will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting next season.

The new car, which has been under development for two years, is completely different from its predecessor – redesigned from the ground up. Unlike past versions, with the exterior being the only noticeable change, this model is built for the future, featuring flexibility for technological advances such as a hybrid or electric powertrain.

The new race car more closely mirrors its Mustang production counterpart, which maintains its title as world’s best-selling sports car.

“A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to make sure this Next Gen Mustang remains relevant to our customers,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “As the automotive industry continues to change, we’ll have the ability to keep up in the racing world without having to go through a complete overhaul or redesign of the car. This is something we’ve been waiting for and we’re glad the time has finally arrived.”

Changes include rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension and 18-inch tires with aluminum forged wheels. The all-new body features a wider stance, while a symmetric exterior shell, tail and smaller greenhouse area closely resemble the production Mustang.

“This car is true to the Mustang brand and we have to thank the Ford design team for working hand-in-hand with our aerodynamic engineers to ensure it is competitive on the track, while maintaining unique Mustang styling,” said Rushbrook. “That requires a lot of give-and-take on both sides, but with the new smaller greenhouse area and shorter rear deck, we were able to do a lot of things to make sure there’s no mistaking this is a Mustang.”

Development of the new car took place both in Ford’s Dearborn design center and at the Ford Performance Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina, where Ford’s NASCAR scale model and aero teams are located. Extensive development continues on full-motion simulators at the technical center, where both racing and production car work takes place.

“Mustang is an iconic brand for Ford and when I saw the Next Gen Mustang in person for the first time I was pumped,” said Team Penske driver Joey Logano, the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion. “The aggressive look of the nose and the changes to the greenhouse and tail make the car more authentic to the street Mustang than ever before. I know the fans are going to love the Next Gen Mustang and I can’t wait to get it on the track.”

Mustang came to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 and has won at least 10 races each of its first two years, including a season-high 18 victories in 2020 that helped Ford win the manufacturers’ championship.

The NASCAR Next Gen Mustang makes its competition debut on Feb. 20, 2022, at Daytona International Speedway for the 64th annual Daytona 500.

To learn more about Mustang, please visit Ford.com/Mustang.
 

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Today's the big day and here's what the new NASCAR Mustang looks like.



  • Ford’s all-new 2022 NASCAR Next Gen Mustang was unveiled today at a media reveal ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • World’s best-selling sports car remains Ford’s entry in America’s most popular form of auto racing
  • All-new NASCAR Mustang incorporates much of the same architecture seen in production cars, including rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension, 18-inch tires and a symmetric body
  • NASCAR Next Gen Mustang makes its racing debut at the Daytona 500 Feb. 20, 2022
DEARBORN, Mich., May 5, 2021 – A completely new era in stock car racing is ushered in today as Ford unveils its all-new 2022 NASCAR Next Gen Mustang to the public in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Next Gen Mustang will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting next season.

The new car, which has been under development for two years, is completely different from its predecessor – redesigned from the ground up. Unlike past versions, with the exterior being the only noticeable change, this model is built for the future, featuring flexibility for technological advances such as a hybrid or electric powertrain.

The new race car more closely mirrors its Mustang production counterpart, which maintains its title as world’s best-selling sports car.

“A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to make sure this Next Gen Mustang remains relevant to our customers,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “As the automotive industry continues to change, we’ll have the ability to keep up in the racing world without having to go through a complete overhaul or redesign of the car. This is something we’ve been waiting for and we’re glad the time has finally arrived.”

Changes include rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension and 18-inch tires with aluminum forged wheels. The all-new body features a wider stance, while a symmetric exterior shell, tail and smaller greenhouse area closely resemble the production Mustang.

“This car is true to the Mustang brand and we have to thank the Ford design team for working hand-in-hand with our aerodynamic engineers to ensure it is competitive on the track, while maintaining unique Mustang styling,” said Rushbrook. “That requires a lot of give-and-take on both sides, but with the new smaller greenhouse area and shorter rear deck, we were able to do a lot of things to make sure there’s no mistaking this is a Mustang.”

Development of the new car took place both in Ford’s Dearborn design center and at the Ford Performance Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina, where Ford’s NASCAR scale model and aero teams are located. Extensive development continues on full-motion simulators at the technical center, where both racing and production car work takes place.

“Mustang is an iconic brand for Ford and when I saw the Next Gen Mustang in person for the first time I was pumped,” said Team Penske driver Joey Logano, the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion. “The aggressive look of the nose and the changes to the greenhouse and tail make the car more authentic to the street Mustang than ever before. I know the fans are going to love the Next Gen Mustang and I can’t wait to get it on the track.”

Mustang came to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 and has won at least 10 races each of its first two years, including a season-high 18 victories in 2020 that helped Ford win the manufacturers’ championship.

The NASCAR Next Gen Mustang makes its competition debut on Feb. 20, 2022, at Daytona International Speedway for the 64th annual Daytona 500.

To learn more about Mustang, please visit Ford.com/Mustang.
Um so what’s different?
 

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Um so what’s different?
So based on this article there are a lot of changes happening:

  • NASCAR letting teams shape the cars more like the production cars
  • Car body will be built with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic panels instead of sheet metal
  • Body is smaller: roofline 1.5 inches lower and 6 inches shorter, but 1.5 inches wider and same wheelbase.
  • Carbon-fiber undertrays to create a flat surface underneath
  • NASCAR will change the diffusers based on what track they are running
  • The hood now features NACA ducts to help extract heat
  • Technique Inc. will provide all the frames in NASCAR
  • NASCAR working with Öhlins to provide a four-way-adjustable damper at all four corners
  • Independent rear suspension instead of live axle
  • Five-speed transmission instead of 4-speed
  • Platform can handle hybrid or electric power if NASCAR goes that route
  • BBS supplied 18-inch forged aluminum wheels replace the 15 inch wheels
  • Center lock wheels
  • Wider tires - 365 section width from 305 with a shorter sidewall
  • Bigger brakes - 15 inch in the front and 14 inch in the back
 

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Today's the big day and here's what the new NASCAR Mustang looks like.



  • Ford’s all-new 2022 NASCAR Next Gen Mustang was unveiled today at a media reveal ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • World’s best-selling sports car remains Ford’s entry in America’s most popular form of auto racing
  • All-new NASCAR Mustang incorporates much of the same architecture seen in production cars, including rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension, 18-inch tires and a symmetric body
  • NASCAR Next Gen Mustang makes its racing debut at the Daytona 500 Feb. 20, 2022
DEARBORN, Mich., May 5, 2021 – A completely new era in stock car racing is ushered in today as Ford unveils its all-new 2022 NASCAR Next Gen Mustang to the public in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Next Gen Mustang will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting next season.

The new car, which has been under development for two years, is completely different from its predecessor – redesigned from the ground up. Unlike past versions, with the exterior being the only noticeable change, this model is built for the future, featuring flexibility for technological advances such as a hybrid or electric powertrain.

The new race car more closely mirrors its Mustang production counterpart, which maintains its title as world’s best-selling sports car.

“A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to make sure this Next Gen Mustang remains relevant to our customers,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “As the automotive industry continues to change, we’ll have the ability to keep up in the racing world without having to go through a complete overhaul or redesign of the car. This is something we’ve been waiting for and we’re glad the time has finally arrived.”

Changes include rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension and 18-inch tires with aluminum forged wheels. The all-new body features a wider stance, while a symmetric exterior shell, tail and smaller greenhouse area closely resemble the production Mustang.

“This car is true to the Mustang brand and we have to thank the Ford design team for working hand-in-hand with our aerodynamic engineers to ensure it is competitive on the track, while maintaining unique Mustang styling,” said Rushbrook. “That requires a lot of give-and-take on both sides, but with the new smaller greenhouse area and shorter rear deck, we were able to do a lot of things to make sure there’s no mistaking this is a Mustang.”

Development of the new car took place both in Ford’s Dearborn design center and at the Ford Performance Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina, where Ford’s NASCAR scale model and aero teams are located. Extensive development continues on full-motion simulators at the technical center, where both racing and production car work takes place.

“Mustang is an iconic brand for Ford and when I saw the Next Gen Mustang in person for the first time I was pumped,” said Team Penske driver Joey Logano, the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion. “The aggressive look of the nose and the changes to the greenhouse and tail make the car more authentic to the street Mustang than ever before. I know the fans are going to love the Next Gen Mustang and I can’t wait to get it on the track.”

Mustang came to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 and has won at least 10 races each of its first two years, including a season-high 18 victories in 2020 that helped Ford win the manufacturers’ championship.

The NASCAR Next Gen Mustang makes its competition debut on Feb. 20, 2022, at Daytona International Speedway for the 64th annual Daytona 500.

To learn more about Mustang, please visit Ford.com/Mustang.
A fun video of the car with Ford's drivers.

 

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So based on this article there are a lot of changes happening:

  • NASCAR letting teams shape the cars more like the production cars
  • Car body will be built with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic panels instead of sheet metal
  • Body is smaller: roofline 1.5 inches lower and 6 inches shorter, but 1.5 inches wider and same wheelbase.
  • Carbon-fiber undertrays to create a flat surface underneath
  • NASCAR will change the diffusers based on what track they are running
  • The hood now features NACA ducts to help extract heat
  • Technique Inc. will provide all the frames in NASCAR
  • NASCAR working with Öhlins to provide a four-way-adjustable damper at all four corners
  • Independent rear suspension instead of live axle
  • Five-speed transmission instead of 4-speed
  • Platform can handle hybrid or electric power if NASCAR goes that route
  • BBS supplied 18-inch forged aluminum wheels replace the 15 inch wheels
  • Center lock wheels
  • Wider tires - 365 section width from 305 with a shorter sidewall
  • Bigger brakes - 15 inch in the front and 14 inch in the back
It would be great if we can get some NASCAR proven tech in the new 7th gen Mustang.
 

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It would be great if we can get some NASCAR proven tech in the new 7th gen Mustang.
I think the most likely spot would be in the suspension since the production cars already have IRS but any added tech would be pretty sweet. Or sell those BBS' as options on the 7th gen Mustangs.
 
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