Taking the V8 out of V8 Supercars

Taking the V8 out of V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars is embarking on a new era, where non V8-powered cars will be allowed to compete. ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN takes a look at how and why this bold move is being made

V8 Supercars. It's all in the name. Purpose-built racing cars, based on production models, powered by V8 engines.

It's a simple formula, and one that's been incredibly successful in Australia since it was introduced in 1997. But times are changing in both the automotive and sporting worlds, and even a series with long-lasting success such as V8 Supercars isn't immune.

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