Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The V8 Supercars Cars of the Future were unveiled at the Telstra 500 in Olympic Park at the start of December. They include a number of weight-reducing, stability improving and cost saving developments that, so far, have been approved by the drivers that have had a go in them. Having had a chat with one of the engineers involved in their build, they still have a quick release steering wheel and quick release doors. They will also have

  • a collapsible steering column
  • reinforced side impact protection without any further restriction of access to the driver
  • a new fire suppression system
  • the fuel bladder has been brought into the main chassis for greater protection from impact rupture
  • the engine has been move forward by 100mm, giving a little room in a front on collision.

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