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    Por Defeito V8 Supercars 2014 - The Aussies touring cars.

    Como ainda não havia um tópico desta competição Australiana, decidi abrir um tópico sobre a mesma com a ajuda do Wikipédia. Desde que a F1 e o DTM se transformaram em naves espaciais(Isto para quem está habituado a acompanhar o BTCC) decidi virar as minha atenção para outro lado.




    V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category based in Australia and run as an International Series under Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regulations.
    V8 Supercar events take place in all Australian states and territories, excluding the Australian Capital Territory (which formerly held the Canberra 400). An overseas round is also held in New Zealand, with events previously held in China, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. A non-championship event is also held in support of the Australian Grand Prix. Race formats vary between each event, with sprint races between 100 and 200 kilometres in length at some events compared to the 500 km and 1000 km, two-driver endurance races held at Sandown and Bathurst. The series is broadcast in 137 countries and has an average event attendance of over 100,000, with over 250,000 people attending major events such as the Clipsal 500.
    The cars used in the series are loosely based on road-going, four-door saloon cars. Cars are custom made using a control chassis, with only certain body panels being common between the road cars and race cars. To ensure parity between each make of car, many control components are utilised. All cars must use a 5.0-litre, naturally aspirated V8-engine. Originally only for Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores, the New Generation V8 Supercar regulations, introduced in 2013, opened up the series to more manufacturers. Nissan were the first new manufacturer to enter with the Nissan Altima, before Erebus Racing entered three Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs. Volvo announced it would enter the series in 2014 with Garry Rogers Motorsport using the Volvo S60.
    A história da mesma:


    V8 Supercars
    The Australian Vee Eight Super Car Company (AVESCO) – a joint venture between the Touring Car Entrants Group of Australia (TEGA), sports promoters IMG and the Australian Motor Sports Commission – was formed in November 1996 to run the series. This set the foundation for the large expansion of the series during the following years. The category also adopted the name 'V8 Supercars' at this time, though the cars themselves were much unchanged. A new television deal with Network Ten was organised, although this had follow-on effects for the Bathurst 1000 later in the year.
    In February 1997, Tony Cochrane and James Erskine left IMG. Together with David Coe, they formed Sports & Entertainment Limited (SEL) in April 1997. TEGA would have a 75% share in AVESCO, with SEL owning the other 25%. TEGA was responsible for the rules and technical management of the series and the supply of cars and drivers while SEL was responsible for capturing and maintaining broadcasting rights, sponsorship, licensing and sanction agreements.
    The expansion of the series began in 1998, with the first round to be held in the Northern Territory taking place at Hidden Valley Raceway. In 1999, a new street-race on a shortened version of the Adelaide Grand Prix Circuit became one of the first festival-style events which would become common in later years. Australia's capital city, Canberra, hosted its first event in 2000. In 2001, a championship round was held in New Zealand for the first time, at Pukekohe Park Raceway. In 2002, the V8 Supercar support event at the Indy 300 on the Gold Coast became a championship round, having been a non-championship event since 1994.
    Major format changes were made for 1999, with the incorporation of the endurance races into the championship. Control tyres were used for the first time, with Bridgestone selected as the supplier. The series was also renamed from the 'Australian Touring Car Championship' to the 'Shell Championship Series', by virtue of Shell's sponsorship of the category. Reverse-grid races were introduced for multiple rounds in 2000 before being confined to just the Canberra round for 2001. Also in 2001, compulsory pit stops were introduced at certain rounds and the Top Ten Shootout was used at all rounds.The control tyre supplier changed from Bridgestone to Dunlop in 2002 and the series name was changed to the 'V8 Supercar Championship Series' after Shell discontinued their sponsorship.

    A nova geração de carros e abertura do campeonato a outras marcas.

    n the middle of 2008, a project led by Mark Skaife was organised by V8 Supercars to investigate future directions for the sport. The project had the primary objective of cutting costs to A$250,000 per car through the use of control parts and to create a pathway for new manufacturers to enter the series, provided that they have a four-door saloon car in mass production. The new formula, called 'Car of the Future', was scheduled to be introduced before or during the 2012 season. The plan was publicly unveiled in March 2010 and was shown to incorporate several key changes to the internal workings of the car. The chassis and the cooling, fuel and electronics systems would all be changed to control parts, with changes to the engine, drivetrain, rear suspension, wheels and the control brake package. The safety of the cars was also to be reviewed and improved. While the plans were well received by all of the teams, Holden Motorsport boss Simon McNamara warned potential new manufacturers to stay out of the championship just hours after the plans were released, claiming that they would "gain nothing" from entering the series.
    Major changes were revealed to be a switch from a live rear axle to independent rear suspension, the use of a rear transaxle instead of a mid-mounted gearbox, the repositioning of the fuel tank in front of the rear axle to improve safety, replacing the windscreen with a polycarbonate unit and a switch from 17-inch to 18-inch wheels.[49] In 2011, it was announced that the Car of the Future wouldn't be introduced until 2013. In February 2012, Nissan confirmed that they would enter the series under Car of the Future regulations with Kelly Racing. Later in 2012, Australian GT Championship team Erebus Racing announced they would be running Mercedes-Benz cars in the championship, taking over Stone Brothers Racing. In June 2013, Volvo announced it would enter the series in 2014 in a collaboration with its motorsport arm, Polestar Racing, and Garry Rogers Motorsport.
    The series continued its international expansion in 2013, with the first event in North America held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. In November 2013 the Car of the Future moniker was dropped in favour of the New Generation V8 Supercar.


    As específicações:

    The current New Generation V8 Supercar regulations are an evolution of the previous Project Blueprint regulations. The regulations control many aspects of the car to ensure parity between the manufacturers, allowing for minor differences in the engines and body shapes so that the cars bear some resemblance to their production counterparts. The regulations were also designed to lower the costs of building and repairing a car.

    Bodyshell
    The body of each car is based on its corresponding production car. However, due to the regulations governing the dimensions of the cars to ensure parity, the race cars are lowered and shortened or lengthened to meet the regulations. As of 2014, only the Ford FG Falcon, Holden VF Commodore, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212, Nissan Altima L33 and Volvo S60 are eligible to compete. To save costs, the front guards, passenger-side front door, rear doors and rear quarter panels are made from composite materials. The head lights and tail lamps are carried over from the road car, while the windscreen is replaced by a polycarbonate unit.
    The bodies are built around a control chassis provided by Pace Innovations, which includes a full roll cage. Many safety features are utilised to protect the driver in the event of an accident. The fuel tank is positioned in front of the rear axle to prevent it from being damaged or ruptured in a rear end impact. The driver is seated towards the centre of the car and extra reinforcement is used on the roll cage on the drivers' side to lessen the risk of injury in a side-on collision. The cars also feature a collapsible steering column and a fire extinguisher system.

    Aerodynamics
    All cars have an aerodynamics package consisting of a front spoiler and splitter, side skirts and a rear wing. The aerodynamics package for each manufacturer is homologated after a series of tests which ensure that the different body styles produce near-identical downforce and drag numbers.

    Weight
    The minimum weight of each car is 1,410 kilograms (3,110 lb) including the driver, with a minimum load of 750 kg over the front axle. The minimum weight for the driver is 100 kg and includes the driver dressed in full racing apparel, the seat and seat mountings and any ballast needed to meet the minimum weight. Some other components also have a minimum weight, such as the engine (200 kg) and the front uprights (10.5 kg each).

    Engine and Drivetrain
    All cars must be front-engined and rear-wheel drive. All cars use a 5.0-litre, naturally aspirated V8-engine with electronic fuel injection, capable of producing between 460 and 485 kW (620–650 bhp).[8] Manufacturers are free to choose between using an engine based on one from their own line up or a generic engine provided by V8 Supercars. Both Ford and Holden use US-based racing engines with pushrod actuated valves and two valves per cylinder. Mercedes and Nissan use modified versions of their own engines, with hydraulic-lift valves and four valves per cylinder. All engines are electronically limited to 7500 rpm and have a compression ratio of 10:1.
    Power is transferred from the engine to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transaxle with an integrated spool differential. The individual gear ratios and the final drive ratio are fixed with drop gears at the front of the transaxle allowing the teams to alter the overall transmission ratio for different circuits. The cars use a triple plate clutch. The cars run on E85 fuel with a fuel tank capacity of 112 litres.
    An electronic control unit (ECU), provided by MoTeC, is used to monitor and optimise various aspects of the engine's performance. Numerous sensors in the car collect information which is then transmitted to the team, allowing them to monitor things such as tyre wear and fuel consumption and find potential problems with the car. The ECU is also used by officials during the scrutineering process.

    Suspension
    All cars are required to use a double wishbone setup for the front suspension and independent rear suspension. Both the front and rear suspension systems feature adjustable shock absorbers and an anti-roll bar which can be adjusted from the cockpit.

    Brakes
    The cars use disc brakes supplied by AP Racing on the front and rear, with the master cylinders provided by former control brake supplier Alcon. The front discs have a diameter of 395 millimetres (15.6 in) and a six-piston caliper, while the rear discs are 355 millimetres (14.0 in) wide and have a four-piston caliper.

    Wheels and Tyres
    The cars use 18-inch control wheels, produced by Rimstock and supplied by Racer Industries, and control tyres from Dunlop. The slick tyre is available in both hard and soft compounds, with teams required to use either or both compounds in each race, depending on the event. A grooved wet tyre is used in damp conditions.

    Cost
    The New Generation V8 Supercar regulations are intended to reduce the cost of building a car (without engine) from around $450,000 to $250,000, with the cost of an engine coming down from around $120,000 to $50,000. These targets are not expected to be met until after the initial development phase has transitioned to replicated manufacture.
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    Os carros de 2014:

    Ford Falcon:










    Holden Commodore:





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    Entretanto este ano já houve corridas verdadeiramente entusiasmantes. Como a de deste video.

    Rookie (S60 Polestar) versus Legend (Commodore)




    E por hoje é só, amanhã com mais tempo coloco aqui mais coisas.

    Vão comentando a vontade e se quiserem podem colocar imagens ou videos.

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    Vou tomar a liberdade.

    A primeira corrida da temporada.


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    Mercedes E63 AMG












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    Volvo S60 Polestar










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    Nissan Altima










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    2014 V8 Supercars calendar

    Rd. Event Track Date
    NC Sydney.com Test Day Sydney Motorsport Park - Feb 15
    1 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Feb 27-Mar 2
    NC Australian Grand Prix Albert Park - Mar 13-16
    2 Tasmania 400 Symmons Plains - Apr 5-7
    3 Winton 400 Winton - Apr 4-6
    4 ITM 500 Auckland Pukekohe - April 24-27
    5 Perth 400 Barbagallo - May 16-18
    6 Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley - Jun 20-22
    7 Townsville 500 Reid Park Jul 4-6
    8 Coates Hire Ipswich 400 Queensland Raceway - Aug 1-3
    9 Sydney Motorsport Park 400 Sydney Motorsport Park - Aug 22-24
    10 Wilson Security Sandown 500 Sandown - Sep 12-14
    11 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama - Oct 9-12
    12 Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise - Oct 24-26
    13 Phillip Island 400 Phillip Island - Nov 14-16
    14 Sydney 500 Sydney Olympic Park - Dec 5-7






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    Grelhas de partida... quais são mesmo os patrocínios!?







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    A segunda corrida em Adelaide.


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    Gosto bastande de ver as corridas no Motors TV.

    Carros com decorações coloridas, Lutas de faca nos dentes, Circuitos engraçados - Bathurst ....

    O campeonato onde nasceu a lenda do Godzila!

    [image]121150[/image]

    Penso até que estes carros são mais rápidos que os do DTM...
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    Uma ajuda




    Olá, se estes carros são mais rápidos que os do DTM, não faço ideia. Sei é que as corridas são muito mais entusiasmantes e como dizes com muitas lutas de faca nos dentes. Um pouco a imagem do ETCC ou BTCC dos anos 80 principio dos ano 90. Talvez por isso me cativem tanto. São uma competição ainda num estado "bruto" se é assim que posso definir.

    E por falar em lutas, sei que houve uma ou umas temporadas em que não existiu corridas. Porque o nível de agressividade entre pilotos era tanta que mais pareciam corridas de destruction derby. E depois porque no publico também andavam a porrada tal como no futebol. Entre os defensores de cada marca. Vi um documentário sobre isto na tv, mas vou procurar na net para colocar aqui.

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    No entanto nem tudo são rosas para a Volvo. Apesar do bom andamento demonstrado para um carro tão recente, ainda revela alguns problemas de juventude...

    Rogers Explains Volvo Issues


    Do lado da Nissan, este ano parecem mais optimistas. Até porque o carro mostra-se mais rápido e consistente que o ano passado.

    Nissan Altimas Have the Speed!

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    Algumas fotos de Adelaide Clipsal 500.

    Troca de pneus! - Team Boc





    A arejar a cavalaria! Há que oxigenar bem os bichos. lol - Team SuperCheap Auto Racing.





    Michael Caruso no seu Altima. - Team Norton Hornets

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    "We're up the front and here to stay," declared Lee Holdsworth, who took his Erebus Mercedes AMG to its historic first V8 Supercar win. #V8SC First win for Mercedes AMG in New Gen V8 Supercar

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    "Volvo et Polestar après leur première victoire en championnat V8 Supercars australien au nez et à la barbe des Falcon et Commodore mettent en avant leurs pilotes Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren ainsi que la très performante berline S60 Polestar dans un décor hivernal et nordique. Cette vidéo est l’occasion de redécouvrir cette berline sportive indisponible sur notre marché (NDLA : En France le haut de gamme S60 est assuré par la T6 AWD R Design forte de 306 ch ), les locaux de Polestar et le moteur qui court en Australie.(...)"Em Volvo on ice : La S60 Polestar aux mains de Scott McLaughlin et Robert Dahlgren (vidéo)

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    Gostava de ter isto mais actualizado, mas infelizmente a falta de tempo é muita. Aliás nem tenho acompanhado as corridas.
    Espero para breve poder deixar isto mais "just in time"

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    Já agora e por cá colocado, a FORD AUSTRALIANA irá acabar, portanto um desses intervenientes, irá desaparecer.

    Sendo que mesmo a HOLDEN... também poderá vir a desaparecer...

    Já agora:

    http://forum.autohoje.com/forum-gera...-e-holden.html

    Ou ainda...


    Citação Originalmente Colocado por reckoner00 Ver Post

    in: http://forum.autohoje.com/forum-gera...post1067668613

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    1 day agoV8SC
    Photo: Volvo Polestar Racing

    Scott McLaughlin scores first Volvo victory since 1986

    "Scott McLaughlin claimed Volvo’s first points scoring victory in V8 Supercars since Robbie Francevic in 1986, and the first victory in Australia overall since Jim Richards in 1999.

    ”I have an awesome family and team behind me. Fantastic… I’m not going to swear on TV again!” said McLaughlin after the race.
    The Volvo Polestar Racing driver started from pole position but was beaten into the first corner by Triple Eight’s Craig Lowndes and was passed by Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport driver Russell Ingall a lap later.

    But McLaughlin was able to get back past both of them after the pit stops and had to fight his way past Ford Performance Racing driver Mark Winterbottom, Erebus Motorsport driver Will Davison and Tekno Autosports driver Shane Van Gisbergen.

    As the New Zealander had taken the lead, he found him self under pressure from fellow country man Fabian Coulthard towards the end of the race. McLaughlin was able to stay ahead, but only just, with Coulthard finishing under a second behind for Brad Jones Racing.

    Chaz Mostert beat team-mate Winterbottom for third position while Lee Holdsworth scored a strong fifth for Erebus Motorsport. Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Lowndes crossed the line in sixth position ahead of Davison and the best placed Nissan of Todd Kelly."Em TouringCarTimes | Scott McLaughlin scores first Volvo victory since 1986

    Top 10 Scorecard


    01 Scott McLaughlin 42 laps
    02 Fabian Coulthard +0.7538
    03 Chaz Mostert +1.3366
    04 Mark Winterbottom +3.8229

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    Cool


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    The V8 Supercar community is still recovering from the blow of losing Ford and now, they get hit with a left hook from Volvo.

    "Change is coming to the Volvo brand and, unfortunately, it doesn’t involve motorsports.

    Hot on the heels of Ford’s recent announcement that they’re withdrawing their support for V8 Supercars, the Volvo Global Marketing Vice-President, Alain Visser, appears to be following suit. In a recent announcement, Visser told Swedish media that “Motorsport does not conform with our brand, where we stand for smaller engines and safety.

    We are therefore pulling out of STCC, for example, as soon as the contracts permits”.
    This comes after the company’s recent public roll-out for its future marketing endeavors.

    2017 will be defining year


    Although Volvo Car Australia’s current contract with Garry Rogers Motorsport isn’t set to expire until the end of 2016, the news is a heavy hit to a series still reeling from its recent loss of Ford.

    Polestar, Volvo’s high-performance partner, has stated that they have yet to negotiate their position for beyond 2016. The following year will ironically coincide with the recently revealed Gen2 package which will open the door for various engine sizes.

    Volvo’s new V8 Supercars program architect, Kevin McCann, was keen on backing the program and has high hopes for its future despite the recent news.

    “I have inherited it and it is a package that is already existing and working and the feedback that I am getting is it is working very well.
    “I think we will continue to look for more and better leverage points to make sure of it.”"Em Volvo marketing VP: "Motorsport does not conform with our brand" | News | Motorsport.com

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