Scott McLaughlin completes first shakedown of the new Ford Mustang

Reigning champion Scott McLaughlin has completed a first shakedown of the new Supercar specification Ford Mustang ahead of the 2019 Supercars Championship season.

“It was only a shakedown, so we didn’t get to do a lot of laps, and the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us with a bit of rain, but the car ran well and feels very nice to drive,” said McLauhglin.

The Kiwi drove the car in white and blue colours but will switch to the 2019 DJR Team Penske livery for the next outing during the official pre-season test at Phillip Island next week.

“It will now head back to the workshop and get stickered up in the awesome Shell V-Power colours before we head to Phillip Island for more testing next Thursday. It’s very exciting to be a part of bringing the Mustang into the sport, and I think this is going to be a great season for the sport,” said McLaughlin.