****in Flat Out Racing
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sittin' on my arse
Future of V8 Supercars
Is it just me? Am I in the minority who think the current formula of V8 Supercars has past its used by date?
Don't get me wrong, I can't get enough of them, but as far as racing, rules and regulations go, I think it's time for a formula rethink. They are starting to get a bit boring. It's my belief that these cars are too expensive and over-engineered.
What we now have is a situation where cars circulate around the track, almost identical performace, in single form, just waiting for either:
1. Someone to make a mistake
2. Someone's car to self destruct
3. Someone's tryes to let go etc etc etc.
Hardly exciting to watch in reality. There is very little passing and racecraft.
I'd like to see an greater adoption of the GTP formula. GTP is great at the moment, but does not enjoy the popularity as the V8's, mainly I believe, due to the lack of big name drivers and almost non-existant factory support.
Now that Ford has the 5.4, we are in a better position to be competitive with the Chev 5.7.
Hopefully, with these cars racing, and the factories getting involved, will translate into better cars for you and me to buy due to the competition on the racetrack.
What do you think?