Ford hasn’t allocated money for the V8 Supercars, now Supercars, series since 2014, and the current Falcon Supercar is aging quickly compared to fresh rival vehicles. Team Penske said it could absolutely switch to Holden if Ford doesn’t change its tune.
The comments come from Australian magazine Auto Action, which Motorsport reported on Wednesday.
“You know, we can run a Commodore, too,” Roger Penske said to the publication.
Penske said the team must remain competitive, and the Fords showed their age in Adelaide earlier this month. The new Holden ZB Commodore Supercar made its winning debut there.
“This is about winning. At a certain point, if you can’t get there on one horse, you’re going to have to get on another one,” Penske added.
Ford, meanwhile, hasn’t given any indication it wants to sign off on using the Mondeo sedan or Mustang for the Supercar series. Penske confirmed the team has had discussions with other manufacturers in the last year and a half, and a switch could come for the 2019 season.