RE: Ford Mustang Aussie Supercar hits the track

RE: Ford Mustang Aussie Supercar hits the track

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babbedyboobedy

9 posts

44 months

Tuesday 5th February
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It looks a Mustang sat on a wall, had a great fall, and was put back together again by all the King's partially sighted horses at 4:47pm on Friday.




It looks f*****


Norbury90

6,598 posts

144 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Wow. I know some people were saying it would look better in the non-camo livery but my god. That thing is terrible. Those wing end plates are ridiculously huge. No idea how that has achieved aero parity with the Commodore and Altima.

spikyone

281 posts

38 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Just hideous. I get that they're trying to market the Mustang, but surely someone at Ford should have looked at it, realised it was hideous, and based the Supercar on something else instead?

This sort of reminds me of those Funny Car dragsters that loosely resemble the car they're supposed to be based on - except that instead of a ridiculously long nose, they went as far as they could in the opposite direction.


ZX10R NIN

12,999 posts

63 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Altrezia said:
No, it's gopping!!!
I like the rear lights, but that's about it.

Love the Supercars series though - best racing on the planet.
I have to agree even after watching the Bathurst 12hrs which at times was insane, V8 Supercars rules the roost which is why I've already purchased my Superview for this year.

unsprung

2,626 posts

62 months

Tuesday 5th February
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ZX10R NIN said:
Altrezia said:
No, it's gopping!!!
I like the rear lights, but that's about it.

Love the Supercars series though - best racing on the planet.
I have to agree even after watching the Bathurst 12hrs which at times was insane, V8 Supercars rules the roost which is why I've already purchased my Superview for this year.
+1

also...

the people who manage V8 Supercars have invested in audience development abroad, before; I only wish that this would be more apparent

broadcast of the 12-hour race last week began at an ideal time on the US east coast: 2:45pm (albeit on the Saturday and not the preferred day of Sunday)

truly a world-class series and deserving of a much larger and more engaged audience


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DanielSan

13,689 posts

105 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Anyone know if Superview will actually work with Chromecast this year? I refuse to buy it again if I can only watch it on Phone or Laptop. I'll just stick to watching re-runs on Motor Trend app instead, with all the extra content they do it's way better value

big_rob_sydney

2,208 posts

132 months

Tuesday 5th February
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DanielSan said:
BFleming said:
Maybe I'm on my own, but I couldn't care less about the Mustang, mostly as they are infinitely inferior to any comparable product from Munich. And possibly everywhere else. I'm not a die hard BMWphile, but it must be a temptingly low lease deal to get anyone into a Mustang.
And of all the threads you picked the one about an Australian touring car racing in a series BMW don't go anywhere near to make a completely off the topic point. Purely to have a moan about a car you don't like...
An Australian touring car...

Hmm. You do realise that the thing going in circles has almost no resemblance to the car you buy in showrooms, right? I mean, it has a common chassis, and parts that are mandated across various "brands" of cars. About the only thing it has from the actual road car, is the name, and a vaguely similar shape.

And even that, is not Australian. The Mustang is an American car.

These things are basically all the same underneath, with a superficial (highly, highly superficial) link to something road based. I cant for the life of me find any emotional link to the road car. At least in the days of group A racing, you could literally buy the car from the showroom, which was upgraded by race teams.

If you wanted to do the same in this case, you need to go to a hardware store and buy steel frame and what looks like fiberglass.

thatdude

1,939 posts

65 months

Tuesday 5th February
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BFleming said:
Maybe I'm on my own, but I couldn't care less about the Mustang, mostly as they are infinitely inferior to any comparable product from Munich. And possibly everywhere else. I'm not a die hard BMWphile, but it must be a temptingly low lease deal to get anyone into a Mustang.
That's all well and good, but have you ever watched any of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship races?


It's fking good entertainment, some of the best motorsport in the world. Whatever the cars look like, they sound brilliant, the drivers have to work hard and the racing is excellent.


(by the way, UK people can subscribe to SuperView for what currently works out around £35 for the 2019 season access)

Coatesy351

670 posts

70 months

Tuesday 5th February
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big_rob_sydney said:
DanielSan said:
BFleming said:
Maybe I'm on my own, but I couldn't care less about the Mustang, mostly as they are infinitely inferior to any comparable product from Munich. And possibly everywhere else. I'm not a die hard BMWphile, but it must be a temptingly low lease deal to get anyone into a Mustang.
And of all the threads you picked the one about an Australian touring car racing in a series BMW don't go anywhere near to make a completely off the topic point. Purely to have a moan about a car you don't like...
An Australian touring car...

Hmm. You do realise that the thing going in circles has almost no resemblance to the car you buy in showrooms, right? I mean, it has a common chassis, and parts that are mandated across various "brands" of cars. About the only thing it has from the actual road car, is the name, and a vaguely similar shape.

And even that, is not Australian. The Mustang is an American car.

These things are basically all the same underneath, with a superficial (highly, highly superficial) link to something road based. I cant for the life of me find any emotional link to the road car. At least in the days of group A racing, you could literally buy the car from the showroom, which was upgraded by race teams.

If you wanted to do the same in this case, you need to go to a hardware store and buy steel frame and what looks like fiberglass.
It's a race car built in Australia for an Australian touring car series = Australian touring car regardless of where the car it's supposed to look like is made.

DanielSan

13,689 posts

105 months

Wednesday 6th February
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big_rob_sydney said:
An Australian touring car...

Hmm. You do realise that the thing going in circles has almost no resemblance to the car you buy in showrooms, right? I mean, it has a common chassis, and parts that are mandated across various "brands" of cars. About the only thing it has from the actual road car, is the name, and a vaguely similar shape.

And even that, is not Australian. The Mustang is an American car.

These things are basically all the same underneath, with a superficial (highly, highly superficial) link to something road based. I cant for the life of me find any emotional link to the road car. At least in the days of group A racing, you could literally buy the car from the showroom, which was upgraded by race teams.

If you wanted to do the same in this case, you need to go to a hardware store and buy steel frame and what looks like fiberglass.
Good job its race car built in Australia for the Virgin Australia Supercars championship then... Why not go and abuse the Kelly brothers for using one of those new fangled Japanese contraptions for the last few years...

big_rob_sydney

2,208 posts

132 months

Wednesday 6th February
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DanielSan said:
big_rob_sydney said:
An Australian touring car...

Hmm. You do realise that the thing going in circles has almost no resemblance to the car you buy in showrooms, right? I mean, it has a common chassis, and parts that are mandated across various "brands" of cars. About the only thing it has from the actual road car, is the name, and a vaguely similar shape.

And even that, is not Australian. The Mustang is an American car.

These things are basically all the same underneath, with a superficial (highly, highly superficial) link to something road based. I cant for the life of me find any emotional link to the road car. At least in the days of group A racing, you could literally buy the car from the showroom, which was upgraded by race teams.

If you wanted to do the same in this case, you need to go to a hardware store and buy steel frame and what looks like fiberglass.
Good job its race car built in Australia for the Virgin Australia Supercars championship then... Why not go and abuse the Kelly brothers for using one of those new fangled Japanese contraptions for the last few years...
Not disagreeing with you. If I saw an article on their car, I would have said exactly the same thing.

Allyc85

6,784 posts

124 months

Wednesday 6th February
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Jeez that’s awful! If a real Mustang was that disfigured it’d have been put down straight away!

knowitall

53 posts

45 months

Thursday 7th February
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That Mustang is just horrible.
Its proportions are all distorted and that rear wing looks like something drawn by Year 2 schoolboy.

37chevy

2,258 posts

94 months

Friday 8th February
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knowitall

53 posts

45 months

Friday 8th February
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Kraken

687 posts

138 months

Monday 11th February
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If it wins who gives a monkeys what it looks like? It's a race car built to a strict set of rules not a show car.

Google [bot]

4,881 posts

119 months

Monday 11th February
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I too think it’s a bit st, but I don’t fancy their chances anymore of a true Aussie V8 supercar championship. In recent years it was always like this, it just looked more convincing.

Agree it’s more funnycar.

As I understand it, it only became what it is because they banned all the imports that were beating the local stuff, not a bad thing or it’d be like the BTCC (again no bad thing).

Kraken

687 posts

138 months

Monday 11th February
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37chevy said:
And that fits the Supercars chassis rules?

37chevy

2,258 posts

94 months

Monday 11th February
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Kraken said:
And that fits the Supercars chassis rules?
well im sure they could make it look better. yeh I agree if its ugly and fast then its a good car, but looks are a good chunk of why we like cars, they've taken a pretty car, given it a broken nose and a rear wing out of a boy racers wet dream.

GravelBen

13,572 posts

168 months

Monday 11th February
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Kraken said:
37chevy said:
And that fits the Supercars chassis rules?
Maybe it was Supertaxis that missed an opportunity when they wrote those rules.