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View Poll Results: Should 5L V8 Supercars be replaced by a category closer to road cars, as per Group C?
No, I don't want any change to the current V8 Supercars, it's great. 17 41.46%
Yes, Group C style rules and production car base would be better 24 58.54%
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Old 08-21-2003, 22:11   #1 (permalink)
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Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

Am I the only one who would like to see the touring cars have a closer relationship to the road cars (bring back Group C!).

The significance of a re-introduced GT-HO would be far increased if it had a fair dinkum reason for being – as in the old days. This means race homologation! This might be too radical but I would like to see the HO (& GTS) forming the basis for a touring car class to replace the current 5L category which is surely beginning to suffer credibility problems now that neither Ford or Holden sell 5L engines, neither have live rear axles, etc.

Close racing is nice, but silhouette racers bearing no relationship to road cars, built up from a pile of panels around a roll cage (ie space frame with tack on panels). I don’t want to see it end up with NASCAR where you have different graphics on virtually identical bodies on the same chassis. The current formula is a blind alley I think.

If Avesco won't do it, perhaps Procar will!
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Old 08-21-2003, 22:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

One further point, in the old Series production and Group C rules there were numerous examples of improvements on the track leading to improvements in the cars you bought. How can this happen when the vehicles are no so different technically?
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

i would love to see it. But how close would it be?
I would imagine one car would run away with the honour every week, unless it was setup like the brutes.
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

hell yeh.. just like the good old days - drive em outa the showroom, up the road, and onto the grid.

only mods allowed are safetly related(and maybe tyres).. rest of the car has to be straight from dealer.

however this will make the race/road cars very expensive, but do we care when we can drive the mass-built fleet-car equivilent?
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

Won't happen - accept that we have V8 Supercars, and Procar's Nations Cup, GT Performance and GT Production classes (all of which are parity formulas.)
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Yeah, the v8s are more exciting and marketable than Group C will ever be.
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

I dont like your use of the word "replaced".
A group C would be great, but not to replace the v8supercars, no way!
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

Used to love Group C, but dont kid yourself, the later part of Group C, they wernt driven out of the showroom floor, there were a lot of modifications to them. Group C opens it up to so many different cars, I am not a lover of the shilotte cars we have now, thats more Nascar than anything else.
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Re: Continue V8 Supercars of revive Group C?

I voted no way...I like the V8 supercars. Group C would be good but as Chubbz said NOT TO REPLACE V8's. I don't see a reason to either its more popular then ever. I also agree with TS50's comments. I bet those sierras were not that *showroom* standard. What about the GTR's?? No thanks I didn't enjoy watching those cars!!
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