Based on Ford's all new FG Falcon XR8 sedan road car, the new Blue Oval weapon will feature a striking 'Nitro' blue with white themed livery. "Aside from the obvious lines and aesthetics that we've inherited from the FG Falcon XR8 road car, the adjustments to create a unique and functional V8 Supercar have come together into one extremely well rounded vehicle. "We're absolutely ecstatic with our new FG01, overall the car just looks a tougher package," said Ford Racing Manager, Ray Price. Three major teams worked closely with Ford to ensure accuracy of design, packaging and technical elements. FPR, Triple 8 (T8) and Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) played a pivotal role in building the FG test car which is called T2 internally - T1 was the test car for the BA/BF V8 Supercar model.
FPR undertook the overall design and build of FG01. As the official Ford homologation team, T8 was involved in the development of FG01 and were responsible for technical compliance of the vehicle within the TEGA 'Blueprint specification'. Additionally T8 contributed its aerodynamic expertise, designing and supplying components for testing. SBR assisted with various technical elements of design and integration and additional Ford teams have monitored the development of FG01 since its inception. TEGA specifications control all dimensional aspects related to V8 Supercar length, width, height, weight, wheelbase, wheel track, suspension mounting points, front bumper and rear wing positions, plus a number of secondary mounting point positions. "The overall functionality of our new race car combined with its look will ensure the Ford teams are able to continue building competitive, race winning V8 Supercars."