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Video: V8 Supercars - Car Of The Future
Adam Perry - GM Motorsport discusses the changes to V8 Supercars that will take place in 2013.



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- January 2013



News Feed
The Rat’s V8 Supercars return
Six-time champ ready for SuperTest
New lap record expected for sydney.com SuperTest
New lap record expected for sydney.com SuperTest
Prodrive announces engineering line-up
Moffat explains #99 change
The big “New Zealand Day Out” for V8 Supercar drivers
Percat steps up pre-season preparation
Fitness key for rookie Heimgartner
New engineer for Lowndes
It's ON at the sydney.com SuperTest
It's ON at the sydney.com SuperTest
Engineering shuffle at Nissan Motorsport
BMX Dirt Freestyle comp returns to Clipsal 500
Holden Commodore set to continue winning history
Holden to continue Commodore nameplate into future
Paul Radisich joins Super Black Racing
Holdsworth happy with Holden move
Schwerkolt joins Walkinshaw Racing
Matt Braid joins V8 Supercars



Random Facts
A typical V8 Supercar produces power around 470kw / 615nm from a 5.0 litre V8!

Both Ford and Holden engines are based on racing engines from their respective US parent companies. Ford V8 Supercars run a 5.0 litre "Windsor" SVO race engine, while Holden V8 Supercars run a 5.0 litre Chevorlet Aurora race engine.
Greg Murphy is the only V8 Supercar driver in recent history to have secured pole position on debut!

From 2013, Nissan will provide a third manufacturer to the series, providing a V8 Sedan to Kelly Racing. Although they bear some resemblance to the production models outwardly, they are built from the ground up to suit the motorsport application.

The minimum car weight is 1355 kg (2987 lbs.) (without the driver).


01 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia 0
0Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia 888 3
06 Ford Falcon FG Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford
0Ford Falcon FG 0 97
25 2508 Holden Commodore VF
2501 -593 15
0-713 8 2322
09 David Reynolds The Bottle-O Racing Team -1036
0Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM 33 11
22 Holden Commodore VF Jonathon Webb Team TEKNO V.I.P. Petfoods
0Holden Commodore VF 40 18
15 1812 Nissan Altima
1754 -1340 25
0-1538 16 1526
17 Chaz Mostert Wilson Security Racing -1574
0James Moffat Norton Hornets 360 19
34 Holden Commodore VF Lee Holdsworth IRWIN Racing
0Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar 0 21
00 1346 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar
1298 -1796 15

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A Dunlop "control tyre" is supplied to all teams. For race meetings, teams are allocated a set number of tyres for the entire weekend, with the number available for each race depending on the type of race (sprint or endurance).

The series adopted a softer, higher performance "sprint tyre" during the 2009 season although it is not used during every race meeting. Several race meetings now combine the use of compulsory soft and hard tyres which provides additional race strategy to the usual compulsory pit stops and safety cars.

Read more in this Wikipedia article.
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