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Old 31 Oct 2003, 05:19 (Ref:768790)   #1
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toyota in v8's

just wondering what people think about toyota entering v8's now they have announced that they will enter the craftman truck series in the states.
TRD have produced a pushrod v8 for that series and ar hoping to enter nascar soon.
now that there is an engine for TMCA to use i can't see a problem.
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Old 31 Oct 2003, 05:25 (Ref:768794)   #2
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Aside from the debate as to whether they can or are willing to, it would certainly make things more interesting...
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Old 31 Oct 2003, 06:20 (Ref:768808)   #3
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V8's will never be a sucess overseas without Toyota and or Mitsubishi. Then again Toyota and Mitsubishi won't be interested unless they race overseas.
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i can just see a v8 chaser or lexus out in front now

bring it on i say .... but im a bit biassed... no a lot biassed
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i think toyota would use either Avalon (nice to drive but to plain} or camry (nice to drive but need more power)
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If Toyota do enter i reckon it will be in an Avalon. They would want to be seen to be competing against the Commodore and Falcon on the track and in the showrooms.
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If Toyota do enter i reckon it will be in an Avalon. They would want to be seen to be competing against the Commodore and Falcon on the track and in the showrooms.
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But the red boys will cry, bleat, whinge & moan to the extent that they will threaten to leave the series... and all will remain as it is now...

Good! If we think we've had parity problems in the past, wait till a rear drive which is really a front drive 8 cylinder which is really a 6 cylinder is fiddled to keep in line with the others.

Yes it could work in theory but how far do we want to go into Sports Sedans (not that there's anything wrong with that or Nascar??

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An Avalon?!?!

Sorry, but that makes me laugh hearing the words Avalon and Race in the same sentence...
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The blue rinse set will be happy!

Honestly though, where were the "outsiders" before V8 Supercar was the the success it now is? Jumping on the successful bandwaggon is marginal and I'l accept the umpire's decision I guess but the vehicles must fit the original parameters which is rear drive V8 in actual mass market production. The Avalon and Magna do not reach the Australian market with a V8 engine in rear drive configuration. Fair trading may have a point but this has been happening for a decade now.

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I don't see why they are sticking with the production car line. Let's face it, today's Supercars are NOTHING like the road cars, the chassis looks similar and that's about it. I think it's about time they moved on from this, let the other guys come in and try their luck.
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I know! So let's have more in there to spice it up!
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Toyota are about to enter NASCAR, so I can see V8 Supercar next, but it won't be with the current Avalon which is a dead duck that no can save.

For V8Supercar to go international it needs Toyota (and to a lesser extent Mitsubishi) but whether the FIA would be happy with Toyota diverting a few mill from their F1 program is debatable.

Remember Max has promised Bernie that the FIA will quash any threats to F1's supremacy - just like the did with WTCC and World Sports Cars.
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The blue rinse set will be happy!

Honestly though, where were the "outsiders" before V8 Supercar was the the success it now is?
Competing in the series before being kicked out because Ford and Holden complained about being beaten.........
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