2017's Gen2 V8 Supercar

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Hopefully this draws in some more manufacturers to make up for the exit of Ford's factory program. It seems like more of a throwback to the Australian Touring Car Championship days. Balance of Performance could be a handful though.

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V8 Supercars has released details of its plan to allow for the possibility of a greater range of brands and models for 2017. The Gen2 Supercar is the next stage for the sport following the implementation of the new-generation V8 Supercar in 2013, which allowed new manufacturers to compete.

The V8 Supercars' Board unanimously approved the blueprint, to be introduced at the start of the 2017 season, which opens the way for additional engine and body configurations to compete alongside current V8 engines and four-door sedans. The 2017 blueprint means the current V8 Supercars could be joined by turbocharged six- or four-cylinder engines.

The Gen2 Supercar model is designed to be more relevant to more manufacturers, race teams, sponsors and fans while maintaining the series' entertainment values. The guidelines dictate that the car must be publicly available for sale in Australia, is front-engined, right-hand drive and a full four-seat configuration. The racecar must be rear-wheel drive and accurately reflect the look of the road car, retaining the essential DNA of the sport. All cars will use the existing Car of the Future chassis and control components, and be subject to engine and aero parity rules.

http://www.racer.com/international-racing/item/111425-v8-supercars-to-permit-turbo-engines-for-2017

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/news/championship/v8-supercars-blueprint-for-2017-and-beyond
 
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