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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Nissan has revealed its 2013 V8 Supercar based on the Altima mid-sized car.

Twenty years after it was ousted from Australian touring car racing Nissan is back as the third manufacturer in what has been the Ford-Holden V8 Supercar championship.

Nine months since the Japanese brand committed to joining the racing series Nissan Australia boss Bill Peffer revealed the car built by Kelly Racing in a ceremony in Melbourne.

“This is a proud day for Nissan and a significant occasion for the sport of V8 Supercars,” said Peffer.

But the new car bares little in common with the road-going Altima that will arrive in local showrooms in the second half of 2013. The car Todd and Rick Kelly will race (along with their two unconfirmed teammates) is built to the new Car of the Future V8 regulations.

The COTF rules require all manufacturers to use the same underpinnings (floor, suspension, gearbox, brakes, wheel, etc) but have freedom to choose the engine. Nissan will use a 5.0-litre V8 based on the 5.6-litre unit used in the upcoming Patrol .

Todd Kelly praised his team’s efforts for building the car from scratch in such a short period of time.

“This is the proudest day in the relatively short history of our team, as well as one of the most significant days in recent times for the sport of V8 Supercars,” said Kelly.

“Our team has done a tremendous job to design and build an all-new V8 Supercar, including a new engine, in roughly nine months."

Because of its smaller, sleeker design compared to its rivals, V8 Supercar officials will test the Altima to ensure aerodynamic equality with the Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon and Mercedes-Benz E-Class it will compete against.

“The look of the Altima and sound of the VK56DE engine are second-to-none,” said Todd Kelly. “Once V8 Supercars has homologated the aerodynamic package on the Altima, we will begin our testing to ensure it drives as fast as it looks and sounds.”

With one car built Kelly Racing will now need to create another three Altimas ahead of the first race in Adelaide in March.

source: smh.com.au

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:14 pm 
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Looks similar to the comms and falcs except the front lights and body glass at the rear.

Regardless, cant wait

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Im so keen to barrack for Mercedes :P

 

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its no datto 1600, but itll do

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:22 pm 
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its no datto 1600, but itll do


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uniacidz wrote:
Looks similar to the comms and falcs except the front lights and body glass at the rear.

Regardless, cant wait

+1

Im so keen to barrack for Mercedes :P




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XPFalcon170 wrote:
its no datto 1600, but itll do


+1



+1 .... would the mota fit ina datto??
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About time the 2 horse stable got a shakeup. Now all we need to do is wait for Hyundai and others to bring theirs into the competition and push Fraud and GM off the podium. So sick og the racing as it stands at the moment. For example, the farce that was the Abu Dhabi race this weekend - probably no more than 100 in the stands...joke!
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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:47 pm 
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+1 .... would the mota fit ina datto??




anything'll fit with a lil massaging and alot of cash haha

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:36 am 
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Looking forward to it, but if Nissan wins in its first race i think i might kill myself haha

 

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I don't know about the first race, but if they get Bathurst from some god like fluke... Then... Well f**k me, I don't know what I'll do... Probs laugh...

 

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Yeah winning bathurst would be the last straw. Probably start a riot hahaha.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:02 pm 
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all this thing shows is how far away from reality the V8 supercar circus has become. OK, it gives them something to flog on telly that the masses can watch but really, what relevance has any of this got to win on sunday, sell on monday? GGone are the days that a cashed up person can just go buy what they saw at the races ( think back to gtho's etc...) OK, not exactly the same maybe, but pretty close. Do they even make V8 nissan whatever this thing is meant to be? Its like NASCAR where you see V8 ` toyotas' bombing around (not that you can buy one, of course..) The comments about Hyundais are probably not far off the mark... Reminds me of when you buy a slot car set - same chassis but if you're a Ford guy you snap on a Ford body....enough rant, if you're into this go for it. Me, I'll stick to muscle car masters, targa racing etc.

 

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