Ford’s new Falcon FG X V8 Supercar, which has been updated with the facelifted FG X-generation Falcon’s new styling elements, has been approved for V8 Supercars competition, Fox Sports Australia reports. The car will make its in-person debut at next week’s pre-season V8 SuperTest, alongside updated versions of the Nissan Altima and Holden Commodore.
The FG X will likely be Ford’s last-ever Falcon V8 Supercar, with production set to end in 2016. The freshly updated racecar was approved after undergoing parity tests alongside the Commodore and Altima, which received updated aerodyanmics packages for this upcoming season. Builder of the new FG X Falcon, Prodrive Racing Australia, also benchmarked it alongside the outgoing model to ensure it had equivalent downforce and drag and was to proper specifications.
Australian race fans will be able to catch the updated Commodore, Altima and FG X, along with the Volvo S60 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, when V8 SuperTest begins on February 7th.