Forty years ago, four-time V8 Champion Allan Moffat won his first title. It was also the first victory for Ford’s Falcon. Moffat’s emphatic win in Ford’s iconic GTHO stands as a turning point in the development of the title.
This week five-time V8 Supercar champion Dick Johnson hosted a special new race car reveal, with the livery Moffatt’s GTHO used to unveil the new DJR Norton livery.
And it also offered a chance to Allan to go head-to-head with his son – and DJR driver -- James, comparing their cars and performance.
Forty years ago the GTHO was the world’s fastest four door production car. Almost six litres compared to the five litre V8 Supercar, the GTHO produced 300horsepower less than today’s race car.
And for James Moffat, the last V8 Supercar season under the current rules is a chance to stake his claim to a family dynasty. It took his father nine years to win his first title.