Ford Performance Racing has become the first team to build and run a final specification V8 Supercar Car of the Future (COTF) after drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison unveiled the team’s 2013-spec machine this morning.
The COTF Falcon was revealed at the factory Ford team’s home test track at Winton in northern Victoria wearing Ford’s unique EcoBoost motorsport livery.
Championship contender Winterbottom will drive the car during its shakedown and will work through a range of system checks.
FPR Team Principal Tim Edwards praised the team for finishing the car on schedule in its final specification.
“Today’s reveal and shakedown is the result of many months of design and manufacturing by our team and they should all be praised for their efforts,” Edwards said.
“While there is still a lot of work to be done to understand the new car ahead of next season our ability to have the car on track running what we hope will be the final specification of many parts will give us the best chance of starting 2013 at the head of the field.
“Our plan for the shakedown is to check the car’s systems so we have some data and feedback from the drivers ahead of our first proper test.”
A full wrap up of FPR’s first COTF shakedown will follow at its conclusion.
For live updates throughout the shakedown follow the team on Twitter via @FPR_Australia