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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...

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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...


Ford Australia to back FPR in 2014
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Ford Australia to back FPR in 2014

Ford Australia will continue its backing of the Ford Performance Racing (FPR) V8 Supercars team for the 2014 season. Moments before Saturday's Bathurst 1000 Top 10 qualifying, in which FPR's Mark Winterbottom qualified second behind Red Bull Racing Australia’s Jamie Whincup, Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano (pictured top middle) confirmed the manufacturer would continue its 11-year backing of the factory racing team into 2014...


Top Gear too loud for Gold Coast
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Top Gear too loud for Gold Coast

The BBC's Top Gear television program has been denied the opportunity to drive a V8 Supercar around a Gold Coast driver training centre due to "issues related to noise". News Limited reports a plan to have Jeremy Clarkson, one of the program's three hosts, drive an Xbox-sponsored V8 Supercar around the Norwell-based Holden Driving Centre's 2km circuit has fallen through due to issues surrounding noise restrictions...


Erebus owner Klimenko hits back at Mercedes-Benz AMG boss
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Erebus owner Klimenko hits back at Mercedes-Benz AMG boss

Erebus Motorsport owner Betty Klimenko (above, left) has hit back at comments made by Mercedes-Benz AMG boss Tobias Moers, who told CarAdvice at last week's Frankfurt motor show that he wasn't happy with the team's performance and things would need to change...


Volvo releases V8 Supercars video teaser
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Volvo releases V8 Supercars video teaser

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...


Volvo announces V8 Supercars program, using Yamaha V8
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Volvo announces V8 Supercars program, using Yamaha V8

Volvo Car Australia has confirmed it will start the 2014 V8 Supercars championship at the Clipsal 500, with two Volvo S60-styled factory-backed V8 racecars to race through Garry Rogers Motorsport...


Volvo to announce entry into 2014 V8 Supercar Championship
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Volvo to announce entry into 2014 V8 Supercar Championship

Volvo will officially confirm its entry into the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship later today. After weeks of media speculation, today's announcement will reveal the details of the deal, which will see Volvo become the fifth manufacturer in the series alongside traditional rivals Ford and Holden and fellow newcomers Mercedes-Benz and Nissan...


Volvo said to join V8 Supercars, but denials continue
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Volvo said to join V8 Supercars, but denials continue

Volvo will reportedly be the next manufacturer to join the V8 Supercars championship, following Mercedes-Benz and Nissan in joining the traditional Holden and Ford duo this year. Media speculation had suggested that Volvo would announce it is joining the series on June 17, but at the local launch of the Volvo S60 Polestar – Volvo Car Australia is keeping a tight lip...


Lexus IS F racer not for V8 Supercars
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Lexus IS F racer not for V8 Supercars

Lexus says it has no plans to become the fifth manufacturer in Australia's V8 Supercar Championship despite debuting a 450kW Lexus IS F racecar on track over the weekend. The Lexus IS F racer was one of three purchased by Lexus of Brisbane in July last year, and despite being race-ready, Lexus Australia says it currently has no plans to send any of them around a circuit in anger...


Casey Stoner, Red Bull Racing Australia unveil Holden V8 Supercar
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Casey Stoner, Red Bull Racing Australia unveil Holden V8 Supercar

Casey Stoner and Red Bull Racing Australia have taken the covers off the two-time MotoGP champion's new V8 Supercar ahead of his four-wheeled racing debut on Friday. Stoner, 27, who hung up his riding boots at the end of the 2012 MotoGP season, will compete in the #27 Red Bull Pirtek Holden VE Commodore built by Triple Eight Race Engineering – the very same car that claimed victory at the 2010 Bathurst 1000 with Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife at the wheel – in the V8 Supercar Dunlop Development Series...


Porsche Cayenne GTS V8 Supercars medical car revealed
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Porsche Cayenne GTS V8 Supercars medical car revealed

The medical car for this year's V8 Supercars Championship – a new Porsche Cayenne GTS – will double as a rolling tribute to the motorsport success of the iconic Porsche 911, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013...


Nissan names Nismo its official high-performance division
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Nissan names Nismo its official high-performance division

Nissan has named Nismo as its official high-performance division, promising a full range of hotted-up production cars including a Nissan GT-R Nismo. Nissan Motor Company CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed the Nismo renaissance today at the opening of the sports car division’s global headquarters and development centre in Yokohama, Japan...


Mercedes-Benz V8 Supercars revealed by Erebus Motorsport
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Mercedes-Benz V8 Supercars revealed by Erebus Motorsport

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz V8 Supercars have been revealed, as Erebus Motorsport gets ready for its first assault on the Australian racing series. Based on the newly updated Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG – and built in just 109 days – the three Erebus Motorsport V8 Supercars will join entries from Nissan Motorsport and Ford, along with several teams running racecars based on the new Holden VF Commodore, in this year’s V8 Supercars Championship...


Nissan Motorsport releases V8 Supercars video
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Nissan Motorsport releases V8 Supercars video

Nissan Motorsport has released a video of the team's path to this year's V8 Supercars Championship. Following the Nissan team’s unveiling of its four-car, four-driver line-up, with Todd Kelly, Rick Kelly, Michael Caruso and James Moffat at the helm, the video entitled ‘Journey to the Grid’ shows the final Nissan Altima racecar coming together through the engine building phase, chassis construction, testing and development, all the way to final assembly and its recent unveiling...