FONTENAY LE COMTE, France — official series release — Guillaume Daumail/NWES photo —
The march towards the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season progressed on Friday with the unveiling of the brand new Ford Mustang at a development session at Fontenay Le Comte, France.
The new “game changing” 2016 package was also put to the test, providing exciting results.
In part bold, aggressive and fascinating, the Ford Mustang features strong visual ties with its production counterpart, which made its European debut in 2015 and represents the perfect match for the Chevrolet SS that the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series presented at the Circuit Zolder Finals in October.
The 2016 package includes improved aerodynamics, brakes, suspensions, air filters and overall safety — all factors that are designed to increase performances and add to the car’s already unmatched cost effectiveness.
Each feature provided highly positive results, with an average speed gain of 0.7 seconds per kilometer as compared to the previous configuration.
“Everybody is very excited with the new 2016 cars,” said NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President and CEO Jerome Galpin. “They really look amazing and I’m proud of the job done by our organization and our friends at NASCAR USA. This new package also delivers great gains in performances and drive-ability, giving Euro-NASCAR the best performance to cost effectiveness to driving enjoyment ratio!”
The next public NASCAR Whelen Euro Series test session will take place once again at Fontenay Le Comte on Jan. 15, 2016.
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