Monday, 15 May 2017 11:34

Analysis: How much does a Supercar cost?

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Supercars is an expensive game, on and off the track. We scoured pitlane to find approximates of some of the big cost items to run in the series in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #98.

Issue #98 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #98.

The feature looks at the key costs of fielding a Supercar, from personnel salaries and transportation to the costs of the race car itself.

These include the cost of tyres, gearbox/transaxle, wing, splitter, seat/safety cell, electrics, suspension, steering wheel, panels, engine, chassis, dampers, brakes and wheels.

Off track costs include pit setup, team principal salary, team manager salary, engineer salary, technical director salary, fabrication head salary, truck driver salary, signwriter salary, painter salary, panel beater salary, machinist salary, IT manager salary, engine co-ordinator salary, chief financial officer salary, commercial manager salary, media/PR manager salary, flights/accommodation, factory, transporter/freight, engine development and truck composites.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #98 to read the feature and find out their costs.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

1775

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

1614

 3

 David Reynolds

1448

 4

 Craig Lowndes

1362

 5

 Jamie Whincup

1342

 6

 Scott Pye

1279

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

1229

 8

 Rick Kelly

1216

 9

 Chaz Mostert

1109

 10

 James Courtney 

1104

 Full points table