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.

Volvo V8 Supercars

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.