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
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 28-March 3
Melbourne 400 March 14-17
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint April 5-7
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint April 12-14
Perth SuperNight May 2-4
Winton SuperSprint May 24-26
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown June 14-16
Watpac Townsville 400 July 5-7
Ipswich SuperSprint July 26-28
The Bend SuperSprint August 23-25
ITM Auckland SuperSprint September 13-15
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 10-13
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 October 25-27
Sandown 500 November 8-10
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 22-24
   

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3944

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3873

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3433

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3153

 5

 David Reynolds

3225

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2807

 7

 Scott Pye

2608

 8

 Rick Kelly

2515

 9

 Fabian Coulthard

2477

 10

 Nick Percat

2290

 Full points table