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    Exclamation MARC Cars Mustang for Bathurst 12 Hour

    Get ready for a Chrissie present in February. Scuttlebutt has it that the new MARC Cars Gen II V8 will be a Mustang bodied racer, possibly running a 5.2 litre Aluminator engine to debut at the Bathurst 12 Hour.
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    Now that would be a X'mas present

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    Spy pictures on Speedcafe.com from 6AM AEDT tomorrow.
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    so how come FoA lets them run a Mustang body shell in this, but stopping teams running them in supercars?

    where is the mentality?
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    I'm not sure what the deal between MARC cars and Ford is, if any. In the latest V8X magazine, Rod Nash is quoted as saying that technically they don't need Ford's permission but they wouldn't do that because "that's not how we work", but you'd think if the MARC cars weren't licensed, they wouldn't have Ford badging. I'm not sure about the Mustang but their Focus' do. Perhaps it is because GT racing isn't as high profile, or that they've never officially been in GT racing so it doesn't look live they're reversing a decision. Or perhaps they see GT racing as more conducive to their image, which would be odd, as it is basically the GT version of a supercar - a spaceframe chassis covered by by body panels. In short, I haven't got a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TS50 View Post
    so how come FoA lets them run a Mustang body shell in this, but stopping teams running them in supercars?

    where is the mentality?
    If they use a Mustang body shell they've purchased there's nothing Ford can do.
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    https://www.speedcafe.com/2018/01/19...st-v8-mustang/

    It appears its a space frame with composite copy bodywork.

    How do they not have the same licensing issues with Ford that supercars have?



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    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    I am completely at a loss to understand how Ford would view the Marc cars any different to a Supercar.

    How do MARC use ford IP but Ford wont allow Tickford/DJR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post

    How do MARC use ford IP but Ford wont allow Tickford/DJR?
    They dont ask???
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