With news that the Ford Mustang will join Australia’s Supercars series, it has many local fans wondering if the pony car will see its rival take to the grid in the near future: the Chevrolet Camaro.
Tickford boss, Rod Nash, told Supercars.com in a Saturday report that he believes it’s a “no-brainer” that the Camaro will soon join the series.
“That’ll be up to Holden to make those statements officially, but I think it’s a bit of a no-brainer that the Camaro is on its way now for sure, just as a result of the Mustang body being put out there,” he said.
Right now, Holden, General Motors’ Australian subsidiary, runs the 2018 ZB Commodore as its Supercar racer. It’s unclear if GM would allow the Commodore and Camaro to race alongside each other, but Nash is convinced the Camaro will join one way or another.
“If you’re a betting person, someone within the category will pick up the Camaro, I would have thought,” he said.
Ford Australia chief Graeme Whickman also expressed a desire to race against a number of different makes and move past the “red versus blue,” that is, Ford versus Holden.
“It’s not just around the red-blue, I’d like us to be racing against a multitude of marques, because I think that speaks volumes to the competitiveness of the market anyway and what we’re doing in the market. It translates beautifully onto the road.”
Ford also announced the Mustang will compete in the NASCAR Cup series where it will also face the Chevrolet Camaro.