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What are these NZ Touring Cars???

Post by kennymiesta » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:09 pm

These NZ Touring Cars, are they just like V8 supercars or are they a little different. like are they holden v ford, or other makes. and most importantly, is the racing good???
There's nothing quite like a Holden

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Post by Marvin » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:15 am

Its Ford v Holden, but I dont think they are the same as our series.

They look the same, but I think they are a little more toned down.
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Post by banditshideaway » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:42 pm

The easiest way to explain them is to look at their website www.nzv8s.co.nz

click on the regulations part and that will give you the specs
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Post by Marvin » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:56 pm

"Demon carburettor (modified specifically for the V8s class) *Control Part*"

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Re: What are these NZ Touring Cars???

Post by kennymiesta » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:05 pm

they look like they would be alright to watch. how serious do these guys get. like is the racing good???
There's nothing quite like a Holden

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Post by banditshideaway » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:04 am

From bits & pieces I have seen it is a very competitive series. Only just recently there was a big pile up at the Pukekohe track due to cars being so tightly packed while racing. See story and attached pic

Big Crash Halts BNT V8s (9/11/2008)

Seconds after the start of the second race in the BNT V8s Championship at Pukekohe a seven-car crash has halted racing as the track is cleared and safety fences rebuilt.

Until in-car camera footage is assessed by officials it’s difficult to know how the incident started, but the end result saw Chris Adams’ and Boyd Norwood’s car over the safety fence, while the cars of Nick Ross, Cam Hardy, Alan McCarrison, Angus Fogg and Tim Edgell were strewn the left hand side of Pukekohe’s first sweeper.

The mid-field incident saw the cars of Andy Booth and Andrew Porter, and possibly others, damaged but continue running.

No drivers were injured and all drivers climbed out of their cars as safety officials attended the scene.

Officials estimate the clear-up will take up to an hour before the BNT V8s can resume racing in their second of three races this weekend in the Hydraulink 200.


Here are names of Drivers who have raced in V8supercars that race in this series.

Craig Baird, David Besnard, Paul Radisich, Steve Owen, John McIntyre, Kayne Scott, Andy Booth and Angus Fogg. Some of these drove very early in the V8s.

Also Inky Tulloch drives in this series and races Trucks here in Australia and is current Australian Truck Champion.
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Post by Marvin » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:06 pm

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Re: What are these NZ Touring Cars???

Post by LCKitto » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:54 pm

The NZV8s is like the Fujitsu Series

One of the Drivers Chris Adams is Owner/Operator of a Plumbing and Electical Company.
i walk past his Company Most days and he has a shadow car
He is very hands on with his race team with his Race car sitting in the workshop on Non Race weeks
He Raises money for a New Zealand based Chatity Cure Kids


He isn't top 5 Driver but he Does The Otago Region Proud

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Re: What are these NZ Touring Cars???

Post by kennymiesta » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:32 pm

haha great crash. awsome lol. big pile up
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Post by Mikey_Reader » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:31 pm

Marvin wrote:Its Ford v Holden, but I dont think they are the same as our series.

They look the same, but I think they are a little more toned down.
It's kind of like the Aussie series, Just with Bubble wrap... :P
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Re: What are these NZ Touring Cars???

Post by FPVS3 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:44 pm

kennymiesta wrote:These NZ Touring Cars, are they just like V8 supercars or are they a little different. like are they holden v ford, or other makes. and most importantly, is the racing good???
Here's a better web site http://www.v8st.co.nz/ go to Technical in the About drop down.
I went to V8 Supertourers racing 2 weekends ago at Ruapuna near Christchurch, got talking to a young bloke who was guarding a spare engine for one of the teams. He said the engine produces about 420kw at the rear wheels which equates to about 487kw at the engine (flywheel). Engines for both Holden and Ford are the same, hand made by GM [and I'm a Ford fan :-( ] in Michigan, 7 litre, naturally aspirated.

Was quite exciting racing, pretty similar to V8SC I'd say. :dance

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