WhichCar is now home to Wheels, Motor, 4X4 Australia and Street Machine magazines. The Brit-based builder is back in Biggleswade. We cannot wait to get on with the racing.”. Volvo has unveiled the engine that will power its Volvo Polestar Racing S60s in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship. For the latest performance car news and reviews from evo and other exclusive Australian articles, you can now head over to Automotive Daily. GRM boss Barry Rogers insisted Polestar had already advised the team it would withdraw support at the start of this year, “So the Polestar connection ceased, as far as GRM is concerned, at the start of the 2016 season.”. Every issue provides unrivalled technical analysis of everything from World Championship series including Formula 1, to grass roots racing. In basic terms, bore is up 1.5mm to 95.5mm, while stroke is lengthened from 79.5mm to 87.1mm, bringing swept capacity to 4989 cubic centimetres (a huge increase of 574cc). No money from the licence fee was used to create this website. La Volvo S60 V8 Supercars c’est une berline dotée d’un V8 5,0 litres atmosphérique développant pas moins de 650 ch ! Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting. The message from the category name is simple: if you want to play in our sandpit, then you’ll have to bring a V8. It was sent back to Polestar (now Cyan Racing) in early 2017 to take up residence in the organisation’s museum collection in Sweden.The third chassis – debuted by McLaughlin in Perth in 2015 – was the same chassis that McLaughlin drove throughout the remainder of 2015 and 2016. BBC Studios is a commercial company that is owned by the BBC (and just the BBC). Around the same time Volvo Car Australia managing director Matt Braid left the company to work for V8 Supercars. Cookie Policy | “We’ve had the engine on the dyno, and we’re very pleased with its power and torque curves,” said Persson. Listen to the engine below. It is based on a Solution F tubular steel chassis (similar to those used in STCC, and the Megane V6 Trophy) and is powered by a 7 litre GM LS engine. And then remind yourself this is a VOLVO engine. Polestar’s withdrawal of support follows Ford’s announcement it will exit the series after this season, and an announcement from Nissan is still to come. He finished third in the ’16 championship, his final season with GRM before moving to DJR Team Penske for the following season.This chassis – GRM 018 – was kept in its final Wilson Security Racing livery as it competed at the 2016 Sydney 500 at Sydney Olympic Park and returned to Sweden to be placed in the company’s Museum at Gothenburg.The Volvo S60s really made their mark in a short time in V8 Supercars, it’s very sad it’s highly, highly unlikely we will ever hear or see one again on Australian race tracks given the nature of the deal that saw the cars end up back overseas. Meanwhile here is an interesting take on the Volvo V8 theme, the Reede dealership entry into the Supercar Challenge. It is based on a Solution F tubular steel chassis (similar to those used in STCC, and the Megane V6 Trophy) and is powered by a 7 litre GM LS engine. The engine was first run on the engine dyno three weeks ago [in mid-November].”, [blockquote cite=”Martin Persson, Motorsport Technical Director, Volvo Car Group”]We’ve had the engine on the dyno, and we’re very pleased with its power and torque curves[/blockquote]. The narrow angle will also provide the two Garry Rogers-run Volvo V8 Supercars with a unique engine note, when they first take to the track at … The block and cylinder head castings are the same as those used on the road car engine and, if you know your Volvo engines, you can still see some of the mounting points for the road car’s ancillaries on the race engine. See More Favourites at Free sydney.com V8 Supercars Test Day, Edwards: Driver Change Won't Change Results, Holden Racing Team Livery Launched at Mount Panorama, 2014 Sydney.com V8 Supercars Test Day  ›. Of course, the narrow-angle provides a benefit in that it’s, erm, narrower (if a little taller) than a traditional V8 Supercar engine. He wanted the history retained.”And indeed that history has been retained, with the chassis McLaughlin drove in his now-famous dice with Jamie Whincup in Adelaide in 2014 (also the car he won at Albert Park and Perth in as well as Sydney Motorsport Park and Phillip Island) put back into its 2014 Albert Park livery. Receive the latest news, in-depth features, interviews and analysis in a monthly email put together by the magazine’s editorial team. After months of speculation, the distinctive Valvoline-liveried Volvo S60 V8 Supercar made its way across the Bridge and into Sydney’s CBD to an official presentation overlooking the Sydney Opera House. This website is made by BBC Studios Distribution. All rights reserved. GRM Motorsport will see continue to campaign the S60 for the remainder of the 2016 season, but it's believed the cars will be recalled to Sweden at the end of the year, leaving GRM in the lurch for its 2017 campaign. Utilising the resources of Volvo, Polestar and GRM, the Volvo Polestar Racing S60 V8 Supercar has been designed and built to V8 Supercars’ New Generation regulations. Terms & Conditions | Volvo Polestar Racing has unveiled its Volvo S60 race car that will debut in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship by driving it across the world’s most famous ‘coat-hanger’ – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. "This is a race car like no other. “This is a significant day,” Dahl said. These regulations include 18-inch wheels, transaxle gearbox and independent rear suspension. The setup does not only provide a unique engine sound but also a strong base for a racing engine. However, within the rules of category, everything on the race engine is modified and re-engineered for the rigours of V8 Supercar racing. ”Just as for our road car engines, our main objective is drivability or ”power when you need it” as our racing drivers say. Like 2013 newcomers Nissan and Mercedes, Volvo Polestar Racing (which joins the V8 Supercars circus in 2014) hasn’t chosen the easy option of simply buying a category-supplied engine. “We could have butted heads over what the real meaning of those clauses were, but Garry (Rogers) decided we didn’t want to pull the cars apart. “We started development work in May [a month before the decision to go racing was made public] and the first block was ready in October. Traditionally, V8 engines have a 90-degree included-angle, and a 60-degree vee-angle is more commonly associated with the V6 configuration. © 2020 Chelsea Magazine Company | “Polestar has been Volvo Car Group’s global performance and motorsport partner since 1996, and has campaigned Volvos in the World Touring Car Championship, the European Touring Car Championship and, currently, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. Of course, the narrow-angle provides a benefit in that it’s, erm, narrower (if a little taller) than a traditional V8 Supercar engine. News, video highlights, calendar, results and live timing from the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, formerly the V8 Supercars Championship. His passion for racing began during his work experience in the loom shop of Williams F1 aged 16 and he has been involved in the sport ever since. BBC is a trademark of the British Broadcasting Corporation. “Just as our road car engines, our main objective is drivability or ‘power when you need it’,” says Mattias Evensson, head of engine development at Volvo Polestar Racing, who will campaign this new engine with drivers Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin. SATURDAY SLEUTHING: THE SIERRA WITH THREE LIVES, STRANGE BUT TRUE: WHEN CLIPSAL QUALIFYING BEGAN AT MALLALA, THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE STOLEN SKAIFE COMMODORE, PODCAST: THE TOP 10 HOLDEN DRIVERS AT BATHURST, PODCAST: V8 SLEUTH’S 2020 BATHURST 1000 PREVIEW. Indeed, some of Australia’s greatest names in motorsport have tasted success with Volvo including John Bowe and Peter Brock. Perhaps one day the gang at Cyan Racing or Volvo can fire one up and take it out for a few laps – maybe Goodwood might be the sort of place for one to have a run sometime? © Copyright Are Media Pty Limited. The next step is to fit the engine to the race car and continue the pre-season development timetable.”, Of course, the narrow-angle provides a benefit in that it’s, erm, narrower (if a little taller) than a traditional V8 Supercar engine. To compete in V8 Supercars, you need, um, a V8. Volvo goes back to the future with an electric version of the classic P1800 coupe, Volvo's 180km/h top speed limit now standard on all cars, Volvo says the move is part of its safety-led Vision 2020 project. Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Hybrid review: the best small car money can buy, Bentley Mulliner review: an extra-posh Continental GT, Land Rover Discovery Sport and RR Evoque PHEV review. UPDATE: Cyan Racing, Volvo's official racing partner, has announced it will recall the Volvo S60 V8 Supercar back to Sweden at the end of the 2016 season. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.

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