Thursday, April 18, 2013

Audi included in the new South African V8 Touring Car Series

By Johan Laubscher

An exciting new formula is being born in South Africa. A V8 Touring Car Series, similar to that of the Australian V8 Supercars, is being planned for 2014.

The series will use a spec chassis with a number of planned manufacturer bodies available. The vehicles have been designed in Australia and are closely based on the new generation of Australian V8 Supercars. The manufacturer engines will all be controlled at 410 Kw. Thus far Ford and now Audi body shells have been confirmed, with more manufactures expected to be included.

A render of the Audi version was released today, and it looks very impressive. The first prototype car will arrive in South Africa very soon, and will complete testing on the local circuits. Up to sixteen cars are expected to be manufactured this year with a maximum of twenty taking part in the series next year.

VMP Motorsport’s Vic Maharaj has confirmed that they will be running cars in the series. The VMP team are currently running two Audi S4 quattro race cars in the South African Production Cars Championship, but it remains to be seen which cars VMP will run next year. But hopefully VMP will be seen with the beautiful Audi vehicles, as pictured in the render.

This is a very exciting development in South Africa. 

The Press Release from Motorsport South Africa can be read HERE

Photo credit: Motorsport South Africa