Erebus Motorsport’s first Gen3 chassis has arrived at the team’s workshop in Melbourne.
CEO Barry Ryan collected the chassis, dubbed EM05, from Max Medhurst Crash Repairs in Mount Gambier on Friday.
After being assembled by the team’s Mount Gambier-based fabricator James White last month, the chassis was ticked off by Supercars before heading to paint last week.
Erebus is among only three teams that will construct their own Gen3 chassis, with EM05 marking the fifth in-house build by the squad.
“It’s good to have our first chassis done, painted and now ready for assembly,” Ryan said.
“Thank you to Marcus Stewart and his team at Max Medhurst Crash Repairs for their always incredible work.”
The chassis is complete with rear clip section, and front and rear lower subframes, while a revised front clip will follow in the coming weeks, once finalised by Supercars.
“We have gone to great lengths to ensure our chassis is as perfect as it can be via the strict Gen3 rules,” Ryan said.
“Our fabricator James White led the purchase and design of a brand new Gen3 specific jig system over 18-months ago and the quality of the end result is something we are all very proud of.
“Our chassis build process is world standard, all our chassis and clips made or repaired on our jig will be extremely repeatable and 100% accurate.”
The assembly of the team’s first car will start immediately, with Ryan targeting their first test of the new equipment in December.
The team are also due to pick up the first of their Chevrolet Camaro panels on the Gold Coast this weekend.
“We want to get the car assembled as quickly as we can, though there’s still a lot of parts still to be finalised and then ordered.
“The plan is to have at least one car ready to test mid-December along with all other Victorian teams.”
The Gen3 platform will make its racing debut on the streets of Newcastle next year, March 10-12.
The penultimate round of the 2022 season kicks off this weekend with the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500.