Well I will miss Marcos when he leaves Nascar. But he's heading back to an exciting career with Penske in the V8 SuperCars Series.
5litre - 635-650hp cars that can really handle.
Harvick had close call with a squirrel -- Aussies have to look out for Kangaroos every now and again lol
|Vehicle||Ford Falcon FG, Holden Commodore VF, Nissan Altima, E63 AMG|
|Engine||5.0 litre naturally aspirated V8|
|Power||Estimated 635+ bhp|
|Electronics||Control MoTeC package including M190 ECU, Power Distribution Module, driver dash.|
|Transmission||Control Albins ST6 6 speed sequential Transaxle with integrated spool differential.|
|Axles||Control parts from Race Products|
|Clutch||Triple plate carbon 7 and ¼ inch|
Double wishbone suspension with adjustable damper and cockpit adjustable front anti-roll bar.Rear
Control Independent rear suspension with adjustable damper and cockpit adjustable anti-roll bar.
AP Racing 6 piston caliper, 395mm ventilated discsRear
AP Racing 4 piston caliper, 355mm ventilated discs
|Wheels||Control Rimstock 18” x 11” forged aluminium|
|Tyres||Dunlop control tyre|
|Steering||Control Colapsible Steering column from Woodward|
|Fire Extinguising System||Control package from Lifeline|
|Chassis and Rollcage||Control design from Pace Innovations|
|Fuel Capacity (sprint/enduro events||TBA and 112L|
|Weight||1400KG (With Driver)|
|Top Speed||298+ kph|
You want to see a kangaroo, just watch Bathurst this week. There's almost always at least one at some point during the weekend that is either hit or almost hit. Last year it was Todd Kelly during the race itself.
And just some extra facts:
Thanks Randomness. I love those V8 Supercars.
So in 2016 when all Ford manufacturing plants shut down in Australia, their racing program shuts down as well? It was a sad day many years ago when Chrysler pull out too. They had awesome cars, the hemi slant 6, etc.
Not sure at this stage, there is some talk that 2 door cars might be allowed so that they could use the Mustang.
Holden is only a year behind as well, 2017 is their closedown date.
Well that sucks Randomness. A lot of unique vehicles and engines have come from Australia. Canada use to have it's unique engines and cars that were different than their U.S. model would be.. Pontiacs used bigger blocks and bodies than in the USA.. they are gone of course...