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2022 Next Gen Mustang Poised to Help Drive NASCAR Cup Series into the Future with All-New Technology
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  • 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
2022 Next Gen Mustang Poised to Help Drive NASCAR Cup Series into the Future with All-New Technology
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.
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.


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Those fake exhaust pipes on the back of the stock car just look too high up. Looks almost like an afterthought. And like I've said before, not even Cobra badging on the car? This is supposed to be the Shelby GT500, after all, right?
 

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I imagine Ford wanted to use the iconic pony badge on the car. They sell much more regular Mustangs than Cobras. I am guessing they may have needed the higher bonnet line of the Cobra to reach parity with the other makes competing in NASCAR. The current regular front end may not have worked visually.

The styling cues are restricted by both performance and parity requirements, so placement of things such as false exhausts is a compromise.

At least it looks a bit more like a production Mustang than the current NASCAR Mustang does.
 

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2022 Next Gen Mustang Poised to Help Drive NASCAR Cup Series into the Future with All-New Technology
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  • 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
2022 Next Gen Mustang Poised to Help Drive NASCAR Cup Series into the Future with All-New Technology
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.
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.


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About freaking time......
Step in the right direction.

Maybe one day NASCAR will allow the Coyote
or maybe Ford will opt for the 7.3
 

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The snakes aren’t included as it’s likely a licensing ordeal that Ford doesn’t have authority to do.

a couple of notices:
1) the fusion chrome window arches...

2) this looks 6th Gen and nothing to do with the 7th Gen...

3) the wheelbase looks stretched on this platform, which should help with F/R balance. May hinder corner-carving some though...

Overall, huge steps in a better direction for NASCAR.
 

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The snakes aren’t included as it’s likely a licensing ordeal that Ford doesn’t have authority to do.

a couple of notices:
1) the fusion chrome window arches...

2) this looks 6th Gen and nothing to do with the 7th Gen...

3) the wheelbase looks stretched on this platform, which should help with F/R balance. May hinder corner-carving some though...

Overall, huge steps in a better direction for NASCAR.
It never had anything to do with the 7th gen Mustang but all to do with the 7th Gen NASCAR. However the big wigs here assumed next gen when NASCAR Announced it because they said Next Gen........
 

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About freaking time......
Step in the right direction.

Maybe one day NASCAR will allow the Coyote
or maybe Ford will opt for the 7.3
Not possible. Cars are no longer built by teams or by manufacturer except for the body. NASCAR has turned to a spec series for the most part. The car has a transaxle built specifically with the future of hybridization via V8xElectric something or another in mind.
 

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It never had anything to do with the 7th gen Mustang but all to do with the 7th Gen NASCAR. However the big wigs here assumed next gen when NASCAR Announced it because they said Next Gen........
Because Fords wording was not chosen badly, right?
"Born from the passion of our fans. Built for a new kind of driver. The next generation of Mustang joins the NASCAR Cup Series. The celebration begins on May 5. "

They should have said "The Mustang joins the next generation of NASCAR Cup series" instead.
 

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There's no snake because FORD didn't want to pay the fee to Carroll's corpse like they do for the production ones. ;)
 

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Because Fords wording was not chosen badly, right?
"Born from the passion of our fans. Built for a new kind of driver. The next generation of Mustang joins the NASCAR Cup Series. The celebration begins on May 5. "

They should have said "The Mustang joins the next generation of NASCAR Cup series" instead.
Well Mustang was already in NASCAR and Ford makes no other “car.” So that last quote, if spoken, would’ve confused fans just as much. I agree the wording was an unfortunate coincidence that misled some enthusiasts, but I believe the majority of us knew exactly what it was going to be. Though I am baffled that it’s not a Mach 1... especially since it’s not wearing snakes
 

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Well Mustang was already in NASCAR and Ford makes no other “car.” So that last quote, if spoken, would’ve confused fans just as much. I agree the wording was an unfortunate coincidence that misled some enthusiasts, but I believe the majority of us knew exactly what it was going to be. Though I am baffled that it’s not a Mach 1... especially since it’s not wearing snakes
Not wearing snakes due to the cost of how much extra it would cost.
 

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Not wearing snakes due to the cost of how much extra it would cost.
Yeah I get that. Just a head scratcher in my opinion. Mach 1 is the NEW hotness and it’s also their “track” car. Seems like it’d be a no brainer. Instead of a “GT with a GT500 front clip.” Car looks great regardless tho, I’m just being petty.
 

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I'd remove the fake rear exhaust and fix the headlight sticker so it doesn't look so cross-eyed. Other than that they did a good job.
 

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I'm a bit confused. Is the NASCAR Mustang supposed to be showing us what the next generation Mustang is supposed to look like? Doesn't it look... very similar? Almost like a mid-cycle refresh. I'm sure I'm missing something here.
 

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I'm a bit confused. Is the NASCAR Mustang supposed to be showing us what the next generation Mustang is supposed to look like? Doesn't it look... very similar? Almost like a mid-cycle refresh. I'm sure I'm missing something here.
No....."next gen" refers to the next generation of NASCARs NOT next generation of Mustang. Although the original wording was a little misleading. It's not just us though, I watched a Lethal Camaro video yesterday and he got excited because he thought it was going to be a next-gen Camaro. Imagine how disappointed he was when he realised it was just for NASCAR......at least we ARE getting a next gen Mustang, but his wish for a next-gen Camaro might not be realised.
 
 
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