The latest contender for racing that is V8 Supercars Series race cars Australia has been revealed along with the new Volvo S60 driver and performance partner Polestar. Volvo has confirmed their intentions to enter the sport dese last June and since then has managed to develop a new engine and car racing.
The race car is based on the Volvo S60 but underneath is a common frame of "control" that is 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 the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.
The cars must be powered by a V-8 engine and have a sequential gearbox with six speeds independent rear suspension and 18-inch wheels. The minimum weight including the driver should be 1410 kilograms (3108 pounds).
This set of specifications allowed to develop their Volvo S60 V8 Supercars relatively quickly. The engine of the Volvo S60 V-8 Supercars too is not entirely new since it is based on ancient origin-Yamaha 4.4-liter V-8 preinstalled on the XC90 SUV. Of course it has been adapted and modified by the stresses and strains of the motorsports high standard.
The engine also needs to be modified to comply with the rules of V8 Supercars which require engines with a maximum displacement of 5.0 liters maximum speed of 7500 rpm and maximum power of 650 horsepower. Has a compression ratio of 10: 1 and operates on E85. Volvo estimates that its new car accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of over 185 mph.
"This is an important day" said Christian Dahl Polestar chief. "Polestar has intervened in the overall performance of Volvo Car Group and partner in motorsport since 1996 and has made the campaign Volvos currently the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship World Touring Car Championship the European Touring Car Championship and. to that end we are looking forward to the challenge of the V8 Supercars Championship. "
Volvo Car Australia has a rich heritage of motorsport in Australia dating back to the 1960s and the publication of some notable milestones include winning the 1986 championship with Robbie Francevic Australia in a race car 240T. In addition last year marked the 15th anniversary of Volvo and earn the most famous race of Australia the Bathurst 1000 with Jim Richards and Rickard Rydell based on S40 car.
Tests of the new Volvo S60 race car and other cars inaugurate the 2014 V-8 Supercars season starts in Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. The first race of the season is the Clipsal 500 which will be held in Adelaide from 27 February to 2 March. for the other reviews about the newest cars visit here.
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