As the sun rises on Mount Panorama, we set our focus on the great race for its one thousand kilometres; however, with a few hours before the first lap gets underway, we have the first look at the next-gen supercars.
The future of Supercars looks bright with the stunning Gen3 Supercars prototypes rolling out on the track earlier in the weekend with the stunning new Ford Mustang GT and General Motors Chevrolet Camaro ZLI shaking down on the mountain.
The striking prototypes bare a closer visual connection between race and road vehicles than the current model race cars and come with a signature Gen3 V8 engine sound, that roared to life inside the Gen3 garages.
Gen3 rules stipulate that race cars will have the same key dimensions as the road cars they are based on for components including doors, roof, bonnet, and windows, resulting in a closer visual connection between race and road vehicles.
General Motors used the launch to announce a new chapter in the history of Australian motorsports with the introduction of Chevrolet Racing, aimed at capturing the hearts of rusted on Holden fans and reigniting the manufacturer war between Ford and Chevrolet.