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Volvo's motorsport future in doubt : Australian division uncommitted to V8 Supercars beyond 2016

Volvo’s future in motorsport, including its participation in Australia’s V8 Supercars championship, has been thrown into doubt after the Swedish company’s global marketing boss said it doesn’t fit with the brand’s core philosophies...

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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car

Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes has taken delivery of his personal Holden Commodore SS V Redline Craig Lowndes special edition. The three-time V8 Supercars champion and five-time Bathurst 1000 victor collected Craig Lowndes special edition Commodore build number 001 at his local dealership, Eager’s Holden, in Brisbane...


V8 Supercars series continues to race towards relevancy
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V8 Supercars series continues to race towards relevancy

It’s 22 years since a certain twin-turbocharged I6 Nissan dubbed ‘Godzilla’ monstered Ford and Holden rivals for the last time. The local manufacturers weren’t happy, and neither were most of the fans (though of course Jim Richards notoriously let them know his thoughts on their views)...


Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?
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Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?

The confirmation that the V8 Supercars racing series will be overhauled for the 2017 season to allow vehicles of various body styles and those powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to compete with traditional V8 sedans has opened the door to a host of new brands...


V8 Supercars overhaul to allow turbo fours, V6s and coupes from 2017
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V8 Supercars overhaul to allow turbo fours, V6s and coupes from 2017

Australia’s premiere touring car championship, V8 Supercars, will undergo a major overhaul ahead of the 2017 season that will see vehicles of different body styles powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines go head to head with the sport’s traditional V8 sedans...


Nissan wants downsized turbos for V8 Supercars championship
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Nissan wants downsized turbos for V8 Supercars championship

Nissan says the next-iteration of the V8 Supercars Championship would be better suited with small-capacity turbos rather than V8 engines. The V8 Supercar Championship will run for another two years in its current technical format before it gets a complete overhaul in 2017, with manufacturers such as Hyundai and Lexus showing a great deal of interest in joining the new “Supercars” Championship...


Ford Australia to quit V8 Supercars in 2015
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Ford Australia to quit V8 Supercars in 2015

Ford Australia will leave V8 Supercars at the end of next year following confirmation today that it will stop supporting the last remaining factory-backed team Ford Performance Racing (FPR). Speaking with CarAdvice today, Ford Australia communications and public affairs director Wes Sherwood confirmed the decision to withdraw its funding of FPR was a result of its increased focus on investing in the range of performance cars in its showroom...


Nissan's V8 Supercars Championship woes down to circumstance
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Nissan's V8 Supercars Championship woes down to circumstance

Nissan’s lack of solidified success in the V8 Supercars championship is down to circumstance rather than effort or skill, the boss of Nismo says. Asked if Nismo (Nissan’s performance arm in charge of its V8 supercars effort) is disappointed by its lack of success in the local championship, the company’s global head of brand marketing and sales, Darren Cox, said the whole process of entering the V8 supercars series was marred with difficulty for the team...


V8 Supercars and the real world

V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...

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Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic
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Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic

Red Bull Racing Australia and GM Holden’s Design Department have joined forces for a one-off creation that is part V8 Supercar and all Aussie icon: the Holden Sandman Tribute Edition. Set to debut at this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercar Championship on the Gold Coast, the silver Sandman special edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original homegrown Holden panel van...


Ford to quit V8 Supercars at the end of 2015 - report
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Ford to quit V8 Supercars at the end of 2015 - report

Ford will pull out of the local V8 Supercars championship at the end of 2015, according to a report. The story, published by The Daily Telegraph, states that Ford will "officially quit the sport at the end of the year and will not renew a multi-million dollar year deal with reigning Bathurst champions Ford Performance Racing"...


Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team
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Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team

Mercedes-Benz AMG's head of overall vehicle development and board member Tobias Moers insists he is viewing Erebus in a new more positive light, despite a scathing attack last year on the third-party V8 Supercars team that uses E63 AMG bodies. CarAdvice spoke with Moers last September at the international launch of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in Austria, where he said the racing team run independently by Betty Klimenko must start to win races...


Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed
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Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed

Holden has confirmed it will build a new special edition Craig Lowndes SS V model as a tribute to the driver's impending 20-year anniversary in V8 Supercars. News of the new model - which is based upon the Holden SS V Redline Commodore - was rumoured earlier this year, but Holden has now offered up some details on what makes the Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition different to the the standard car...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October

A special edition Holden Commodore celebrating 20 years since three-time V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes first drove for the local lion is expected to launch just in time for this year's Bathurst 1000. Publicised early on a Holden dealer's Facebook page, the Special Edition Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore is yet to be officially announced by Holden, but we understand it will be based on the existing SS V Redline...


Volvo S60 sales boosted by V8 Supercars entry, says company
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Volvo S60 sales boosted by V8 Supercars entry, says company

Volvo Cars Australia says its successful foray into V8 Supercars is starting to give its S60 mid-sized sedan the kind of “cut through”it has lacked since launching in 2011.  The Swedish brand joined the local touring car series this season in collaboration with Garry Rogers Motorsport...


New manufacturer to join V8 Supercars?
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New manufacturer to join V8 Supercars?

Could we see a 6th manufacturer added to V8 Supercars as early as next season? With Volvo, Mercedes-AMG and Nissan all getting a taste of success early in the 2014 season, V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton told Speedcafe the interest of other marques may have been piqued...


Volvo S60: 478kW V8 Supercars contender revealed
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Volvo S60: 478kW V8 Supercars contender revealed

The Volvo S60 V8 Supercar has debuted in Sydney, revealing a 478kW 5.0-litre V8-powered racer that will take to the grid later this month for the start of the 2014 V8 Supercars season. Making its mark early this morning by driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Valvoline-liveried Volvo S60 V8 Supercar has been designed and built to V8 Supercars' 'Car of the Future' regulations and features a six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, independent rear suspension and 18-inch wheels...


V8 Supercars signs six-year, $241m deal with Foxtel, Fox Sports, Ten Network
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V8 Supercars signs six-year, $241m deal with Foxtel, Fox Sports, Ten Network

V8 Supercars has announced a six-year, $241 million media deal with Foxtel, Fox Sports and the Ten Network that will shift coverage away from its current home on the Seven Network from 2015. Comprising $196 million cash and $45 million of advertising, the deal - the sport's biggest ever - covers all media rights, including digital, from 2015 to 2020...


Volvo reveals V8 Supercar engine
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Volvo reveals V8 Supercar engine

Volvo has unveiled the engine that will power its Volvo Polestar Racing S60s in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship. Announced in June, the racing engine has been modified and built by Volvo's performance partner, Polestar, in collaboration with the engineering team that developed the Swedish car maker's upcoming ‘Drive-E’ family of four-cylinder engines...


Rick Kelly keen to help tune Nissan road cars
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Rick Kelly keen to help tune Nissan road cars

Nissan V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly says he would jump at the opportunity to provide local tuning assistance for Nissan Australia's road cars in a partnership similar to that between Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti...