Inside Supercars

Inside Supercars is your guide to everything you need to know about the current Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

We’ve pulled together what we consider to be our essential articles and pages and created an at-a-glance resource for you to learn more about, and gain a behind-the-scenes look in to the world of Supercars. Here you’ll find topics relating to the Supercar platform, formats and regulations all in one place for your easy reference.

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The 'Car of the Future' specification Supercar made its debut in 2013. Three years of planning, development and homologation went into the new platform to ensure the sport's future success and open up the category to new manufacturers.

Find out more about the New Generation Supercar blueprint

Car of the Future rollcage


The New Generation Supercar has been designed and built to the Car of the Future specifications. These include a standardised chassis and rollcage, a new transaxle, 18-inch wheel, and independent rear suspension

Read our guide to the Supercar technical specifications


All cars must use a 5.0 litre, normally aspirated engine, but manufacturers can modify their own existing engines with a parity system applied to ensure an even performance level with other cars - a crucial element to Supercars. Discover more about the power behind each of the marques represented on the grid:

Nissan Altima L33 | Ford Falcon FG X | Holden ZB Commodore

2013 V8 Supercars Tyre Compound


Each year the tyre regulations are reviewed. This season the Supercars category has switched to upgraded versions of its 2016 Dunlop control tyre after issues with the new for 2017 construction - a change some are predicting could have a major impact on how the 2018 season pans out...

Find out more about the tyre rules and how Dunlop has modified the construction of its Supercar tyres for 2018

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Supercars commitment to improving the racing continues and for 2018 sees the addition of yet more new excitement factors – all of which should all add up to more challenging and entertaining racing for both the drivers and us, the fans….

Find out more about the key changes to the Supercars race formats for 2018

Gen2 blueprint


2018 marked the debut of the Gen2 Supercar regulations, an evolution of the Car of the Future (or New Generation) era, and the next phase of growth for the Supercars Championship...

Find out more about the next stage in future-proofing the sport


26 drivers (three different nationalities) will battle it out in the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Find out who's driving for who and in what car in our Supercars 2018 driver entry list

Co-drivers join the full-time Supercars regulars for the Pirtek Enduro Cup


For three events each year, main game drivers team up with co-drivers to tackle the long-distance endurance races - Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast.

Find out who's pairing up with who in our 2018 Pirtek Enduro Cup driver line-up

Car of the Future rollcage


The Supercars drivers’ and teams’ titles are decided through a simple system of point scoring at each race.

How the Supercars points system works over the season

Drivers’ Championship Standings || Teams’ Championship Standings || Manufacturers’ Championship Standings

Supercars history gets underway at Gnoo Blas 1960


The history of the Supercars Championship goes back to 1960, when it was known as the Australian Touring Car Championship

Check out the key moments in Supercars history from 1960 to the present day


12 teams representing three manufacturers make up this season's Supercars Championship team line-up.

Take a look at our Supercars team guide for the 2018 season


Launched in 2017, the Wildcard scheme offers Dunlop Super2 Series teams an opportunity to field a main game wildcard entry at selected SuperSprint rounds.

Learn more about the SuperSprint Wildcards and the Super2 drivers making the step up to the main series