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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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table