V8 Supercars

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Australia Supercars race car

    Ford's Mustang is almost ready to start terrorizing the competition in the Australia Supercars touring car series. Ford on Tuesday unveiled the new Mustang race car destined to compete in the 2019 Australia Supercars Championship, where it will replace the Falcon sedan-based racer that has starred in the series (previously V8 Supercars) for decades. It joins a growing list of Mustang racers, which includes GT4, NASCAR and NHRA cars. The Blue Oval actually pulled its factory support for Australia Supercars at the end of 2015, as the automaker prepared for the end of production of the Falcon...

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    Ford Mustang to take on Australian Supercars series from 2019

    Ford pulled out of Australia's Supercars race series at the end of 2015 as the automaker's local division prepared to end production of its Falcon sedan, which served as the basis of Ford's entry in the thrilling touring car series. Soon, though, the Blue Oval will make its return. Supercars...

  • 2018 Holden Commodore Australia Supercars race car
    Holden Commodore racer for Australia Supercars revealed--and it has a V-8

    Holden has a new Commodore coming in 2018, though the car is really a rebadged Opel Insignia Grand Sport (a Buick Regal Sportback to us Yanks) that will be sourced from Germany, as opposed to made locally. Nevertheless, the front-wheel-drive, V-8-lacking fastback sedan will continue to serve as the...

  • 2015 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore Australia Supercars race car-based drift machine
    Red Bull turns Australia Supercars Commodore into wild drift machine

    The powerful rear-wheel-drive machines of the Australia Supercars Championship are already prone to drifting, but imagine taking one and modifying it for the specific goal of going sideways. That’s exactly what top team Red Bull Racing Australia did with its multiple race-winning Holden...

  • Simona de Silvestro
    Former IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro joins Australia’s Supercars

    Former IndyCar and Formula E driver Simona de Silvestro has signed up to race in the touring car series known as the Australia Supercars Championship. The 28-year-old Swiss driver has entered a 3-year agreement starting in 2017, making her the first full-time female driver in the sport...

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    Australia Supercars Championship is new name of V8 Supercars

    In response to changing trends, the popular Australian touring car series known as V8 Supercars has been rebranded with a new name that does away with the “V8” component. The FIA-sanctioned series from July 1 will be known as Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, with airline Virgin...

  • Lexus RC F chosen as V8 Supercars safety car

    With Lexus joining in the incredible automotive brawl that is Australian V8 Supercars racing, it’s only fitting that it should also offer the RC F coupe as the safety car. There will be Lexuses filling other roles for the series, too, including GS 350 F Sport as the Course car, and an IS 350 F Sport will function as the Medical car. READ MORE: Ford Pulls Out Of V8 Supercars Just As Lexus Looks To Hop In Lexus’ cars may not just be there in their official capacities in the near future, however. The brand is seriously considering an entry into the series as a competitor. Currently...

  • 2014 Ford Falcon V8 Supercars race car
    Ford Pulls Out Of V8 Supercars Just As Lexus Looks To Hop In

    There was a time when Holden and Ford dominated the Australian touring car series known as V8 Supercars, with their respective Commodore- and Falcon-based race cars going head to head each round and legions of fans turning up to support their favorite teams and drivers. Unfortunately, the...

  • Roger Penske
    Penske Enters V8 Supercars, With NASCAR’s Marcos Ambrose In Tow

    Leading NASCAR team owner and businessman Roger Penske has confirmed plans to enter Australia’s awesome V8 Supercars touring car series, starting from the 2015 season. Penske has secured a controlling 51 percent stake in existing V8 Supercars team Dick Johnson Racing (DJR), and will compete...

  • V8 Supercars Test Day Sydney Motorsports Park
    V8 Supercars Drivers Go Drifting In The Rain: Video

    A rainy race track usually isn't a very fun place. Sure, some people excel at racing in the rain but others would rather see a shining sun in the sky and full slicks at each corner. This wasn't the case recently when the Australian V8 Supercars crew showed up at Sydney Motorsport Park for a test...

  • Racing driver Scott McLaughlin tests the 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar
    Volvo V8 Supercars Drivers Check Out The 2015 S60 Polestar: Video

    Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren recently headed to northern Sweden to spend some time in the new 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar. The duo race a unique version of the car in Australia’s V8 Supercars touring car series, and Dahlgren thought that it would be a great deal of fun to...

  • Volvo’s first victory in V8 Supercars
    Volvo Secures V8 Supercars Victory After Just Two Rounds

    Volvo and its performance partner Polestar has secured their first victory in Australia’s competitive V8 Supercars race series after just two rounds of competition. Driving the S60 race car was Scott McLaughlin who won the fourth and final race of V8 Supercars’ second round, which...

  • 2014 Volvo S60 V8 Supercars race car

    The latest contender for the awesomeness that is Australia’s V8 Supercars touring car series has been revealed, the new S60 racer from Volvo and its motorsport and performance partner Polestar. Volvo confirmed its intentions to enter the sport only last June and since then it’s managed to develop a new engine and race car. The race car is based on the S60 but underneath is a common ‘control’ chassis that’s shared by all teams competing in the series. Other cars are based on the Australian Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, as well as the Nissan Altima and...

  • 2014 Volvo V8 Supercars race car engine
    Hear Volvo's New V8 Supercars Engine Roar: Video

    Formula One may be downsizing to turbocharged V-6 engines this year, but it’s good to see there are still some motorsport categories where a good ol’ V-8 remains the engine of choice. One of the most exciting V-8 racing series is Australia’s V8 Supercars, which traditionally has...

  • 2014 Volvo V8 Supercars race car engine
    Volvo Reveals Engine For Its 2014 V8 Supercars Race Car

    Volvo plans to enter the competitive world of V8 Supercars, Australia’s premier touring car series, in 2014 using a racing version of its S60 sedan. There are currently four other makes competing, one of which isn’t backed by any manufacturer. Come next year, however, the Volvo brand...

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    Red Bull Racing Australia Pits A V8 Supercar Against A Plane: Video

    It's not really a race. Instead, Red Bull Racing Australia decided to run one of its acrobatic planes against a V8 Supercar. Why? Because it's fun, and it looks pretty awesome on video. The V8 Supercar is piloted by Jamie Whincup, who has run his racecars to four V8 Supercar championships. With...

  • Volvo Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercars teaser
    Volvo And Polestar Confirm 2014 Entry For V8 Supercars: Video

    Following initial reports a week ago, Volvo has now formally announced its participation in the exciting touring car series that is V8 Supercars. Raced primarily in Australia but with a handful of races held overseas, including one in the U.S., V8 Supercars pits family sedans turned race cars in...

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    Volvo May Be Next In Joining Aussie V8 Supercars

    After being dominated for years by Holden and Ford, Australia’s V8 Supercars this year opened up the series to more brands. This saw Nissan with its Altima and a private entity racing a Mercedes-Benz quickly sign on, and at one point there was talk of Chrysler joining too. While the Chrysler...

  • 2013 Holden Commodore V8 Supercars race car

    Australia’s unique touring car series, V8 Supercars, will be hosting its first race in the U.S. this week, the Austin 400. The race will take place at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, which becomes only the sixth venue outside Australia to host a V8 Supercars race. For years, V8 Supercars has been dominated by only two makes, Holden and Ford, but starting from 2013 new rules have made it easier for others to join. The series now also includes Nissan, racing a version of its Altima, and private team Erebus, which races a version of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. It should be...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercars race car - Image: Erebus Motorsport
    Erebus Reveals Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercars Racer

    The fourth and final race car that will be competing in the Australian touring car series known as V8 Supercars has been revealed this morning. The car is based on the latest Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and is built by Erebus Motorsport in Australia with components sourced from AMG. The cars are the...

  • Nissan's new Altima, in V8 Supercar trim
    Nissan Goes Stock Car Racing, Australian Style: Video

    Though the Australian V8 Supercar Series and our own NASCAR series are radically different forms of racing, the two series share more than a few common elements. Both base racing cars on popular production sedans, both rely on highly-tuned V-8 engines for power and both use a front-engine...

  • 2013 Holden Commodore V8 Supercars race car
    VF Holden Commodore V8 Supercars race car revealed

    Just one day after General Motors’ Australian subsidiary, Holden, unveiled its handsomely-styled VF Commodore, teams campaigning the car in the 2013 V8 Supercars touring car series unveiled their various versions. Featured here is the car from Holden’s official factory team, the Holden...

  • 2011 Holden Commodore V8 Supercars race car
    Two-Time MotoGP Champion Casey Stoner To Drive In V8 Supercars

    Less than a year after announcing his retirement from MotoGP, a sport in which he was crowned world champion twice, Casey Stoner has confirmed he will enter the popular Australian touring car series V8 Supercars in 2013. Stoner will initially be competing in the Dunlop V8 Series, a feeder series...

  • 2013 Nissan Altima V8 Supercars race car
    Nissan Altima V8 Supercars Race Car Revealed

    The Nissan Altima may not be the obvious choice for a racing series called V8 Supercars, but a version of the car, complete with a Nismo-tuned V-8 engine, will compete in the popular series from next year onwards, and today it has been revealed. The inclusion of more manufacturers in V8 Supercars...

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