Inside Supercars is your guide to everything you need to know about the current Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
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In 2013 the new ‘Car of the Future’ specification Supercar made its debut. Three years of planning, development and homologation went into the new platform to ensure the sport’s future success and open up the category to new manufacturers
Find out more about the blueprint for the New Generation Supercars
The New Generation Supercar has been designed and built to the Car of the Future specifications. These include a standardised chassis and rollcage, a new transaxle, 18-inch wheel, and independent rear suspension
Read our guide to the Supercar technical specifications
All cars must use a 5.0 litre, normally aspirated engine, but manufacturers can modify their own existing engines with a parity system applied to ensure an even performance level with other cars – a crucial element to Supercars
Discover more about the power behind each of the three manufacturers represented on the grid:
Each year the tyre regulations are reviewed and for 2017, Supercars has introduced the biggest technical change since the start of the Car of the Future era – new tyres, with Soft and Super Soft tyres made to a different construction
Find out more about the tyre rules and how Dunlop has modified the construction of its Supercar tyres for 2017
Regulations and Race Formats
Supercars commitment to improving the racing continues and for 2017 there are longer races and a new type of tyre construction which should all add up to more challenging and entertaining racing for both the drivers and us fans
The Supercars drivers’ and teams’ titles are decided through a simple system of point scoring at each race
2017 marks the debut of the Gen2 Supercar regulations, an evolution of the Car of the Future (or New Generation) era, and the next phase of growth for the Supercars Championship…
Find out more about the next stage in future-proofing the sport
The history of the Supercars Championship goes back to 1960, when it was known as the Australian Touring Car Championship
26 drivers (three different nationalities) will battle it out in the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
11 teams representing three manufacturers make up this season’s Virgin Australia Supercars team line-up.