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by Will Foster

Volvo V8 Supercars

Volvo has followed up its confirmation that it will join the V8 Supercars championship from 2014 with a new video highlighting its past racing successes on local turf.

Officially released by Volvo‘s racing partner Polestar, the clip shows glimpses of the 1986 Australian Touring Car Championship-winning Volvo 240T and 1998 Bathurst 1000-winning Volvo S40.

Speaking at yesterday’s official announcement, Volvo Car Australia boss Matt Braid reminded people that Volvo was not just there to make up the numbers.

“We have a strong motorsport heritage both globally and in Australia,” Braid said.

“We are determined to add to [our racing] heritage.”

Racing under Garry Rogers Motorsport, the two Volvo Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercars are to begin testing later this year.


  • AussieJ14

    GREAT NEWS!! lets just hope ford continues v8 supercars also.

    • DoubleBlue

      Yeah agree, Hey nice to see 2 less Commodores on the track.!

  • AndyGF

    The racing bricks made the touring cars for me in the old days, underdog heros, this is a wonderful surprise they are reentering…

  • JoeR_AUS

    Yes remember when? Tom Walkinshaw was racing a Rover in the 1985 European Touring Car Championship and was beaten by Eggenberger Volvo 240 Turbo driven by Thomas Lindstrom and Gianfranco Brancatelli

    • Rafael

      Yes, I was there that day; it was a beautiful moment in racing history.