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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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- September 2013



News Feed
Retro Bluebird livery for Nissan
Loose wheel disrupts FPR at Winton
Morgan Park move no problem
John Bowe: Pirtek Enduro Cup will show real contenders
#888 engine change early in test
Erebus unveils striking new Team Beko livery for enduros
Whincup: PD is more prepared than ever for enduros
Co-drivers noticing improvements to WR cars
Top Five at Five: Sydney Motorsport Park highlights
Buncombe learning nuances of V8 Supercar
Tests aborted due to weather
Erebus clinches major sponsor
Luff looking to defend Pirtek Enduro Cup
Whincup’s podium slip-up
Saturday Sleuthing: Nissan’s Bathurst Record Bluebird
Details determined for Dunlop Series Bathurst race
Nissan’s Buncombe in Australia
#55 to test next week
Crucial test for Erebus engine
John Crennan to depart Nissan Motorsport



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
02 Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia -128
03 Will Davison Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford -295
04 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford -301
05 Shane van Gisbergen Team TEKNO V.I.P. Petfoods -586
06 Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing -593
07 Jason Bright Team BOC -713
08 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team -772
09 David Reynolds The Bottle-O Racing Team -1036
10 Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM -1160
11 James Courtney Holden Racing Team -1185
12 Jonathon Webb Team TEKNO V.I.P. Petfoods -1193
13 Alex Davison Jeld-Wen -1282
14 Rick Kelly Jack Daniel's Racing -1340
15 Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing -1538
16 Tony D'Alberto Team HIFLEX -1568
17 Chaz Mostert Wilson Security Racing -1574
18 James Moffat Norton Hornets -1646
19 Alexandre Premat Fujitsu Racing GRM -1718
20 Lee Holdsworth IRWIN Racing -1733

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Mansory Porsche Panamera

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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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