2022 Ford Mustang NASCAR NextGen Cup Car Heading For Auction

Potentially the first NextGen car to be offered for private collectors

A 2022 Ford Mustang NASCAR NextGen Cup Car is heading for Bonhams’ upcoming Miami auction which presents an rare opportunity to acquire what is probably the first NextGen car to be offered for private collectors.

Unveiled in 2021, the 2022 NASCAR Next-Gen Mustang made its racing debut at the Daytona 500 on February 20, 2022. This competition car features new rack-and-pinion steering, independent rear suspension, and 18-inch tires with aluminum forged wheels. The carbon fiber composite body boasts a wider stance, while its symmetric exterior shell, tail, and smaller greenhouse area closely mirror the production Mustang.

Distinguishing itself from its predecessor, the new-generation NASCAR Mustang includes a five-speed sequential gearbox, dual exhaust pipes, and a repositioned driver. Enhanced safety measures feature additional roll bars, form-fitted foams between the chassis and nose/tail, and legacy hood and roof flaps to maintain stability at high speeds.

One of the fortunate teams to acquire a 2022 NASCAR Next-Gen Mustang was Team Hezeberg from The Netherlands. At the 2022 Daytona 500, the team made history as the first European squad to compete in the event, using chassis 030—a new NextGen Mustang powered by a Roush-Yates Racing Ford engine and driven by the renowned Canadian racer, Jacques Villeneuve.

Sporting the iconic Dutch orange livery of Toine Hezemans and Ernst Berg’s company, Hezeberg Systems, the car boasts a potent Roush-Yates V8 engine, delivering 600 horsepower in standard form and an impressive 920 horsepower when unrestricted. Its power is managed by a robust XTrac Transaxle, ensuring exceptional balance on the track.

Bidding for this NextGen Mustang is slated for May 4 and is expected to fetch somewhere between $300,000 – $500,000 USD.

Source: Bonhams