It appears that once again announcers covering a race have inadvertently tipped off viewers about an upcoming vehicle. We cover the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, and during the recent televised coverage the announcers may have given away when the next SVT Mustang will debut.
We’ve been waiting to see if Ford debuted the much improved 2015 Mustang chassis with its independent rear suspension and 28-percent increase in torsional stiffness this season in the IMSA. The improved chassis will be a welcome change for Mustang teams who, as far as we know, are the only ones left still racing with a solid rear axle.
During a pit stop for the Multimatic Motorsports team at the Brickyard Grand Prix one of the announcers discusses that Multimatic is working on a new car based on the GT350 for next season. “Multimatic won three championships with these Mustangs … and right now what’s in development is that GT350 for next year. We should see that car on the race track later this September”
We’re not sure if “on the race track” means Multimatic will be racing the car, testing the car, or that Ford will publicly unveil the car and show it off to fans at the upcoming race. The September stop for the IMSA series is at the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, TX.
We’ve received no word from Ford in the form of an invitation for any press events at this point. We wonder if this isn’t similar to the BOSS debut of a few years back. The BOSS name made its return on the race track nearly two full years before the BOSS 302 showed up in showrooms and on the street.
We’ll have a man at the COTA IMSA race to cover the event, and if there’s a GT350 debut there, you can be sure he’ll grab us plenty of photography of the car as well. Keep checking back here and watch the video of the TV slip up above starting around the 39:00 mark.