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Old 7 Apr 2018, 07:49 (Ref:3813492)   #31
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Judging by the results in Tassie, why would they need to change the formula, the new all carbon fibre "Commodore" is wiping all before it. The rest of the brands can only hope for a top ten finish.
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Old 7 Apr 2018, 07:54 (Ref:3813495)   #32
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Judging by the results in Tassie, why would they need to change the formula, the new all carbon fibre "Commodore" is wiping all before it. The rest of the brands can only hope for a top ten finish.
There ZB is the only car with carbon panels? Anyway to nitpick, its bonnet is aluminium.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 04:56 (Ref:3814280)   #33
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Nothing wrong with adding a turbo or two to your SS.

Having been for a ride in a twin turbo VE SS that put out somewhere in the region of 800hp, I have to say that to own something like that is certainly on the bucket list now. Good times.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 06:34 (Ref:3814286)   #34
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There ZB is the only car with carbon panels? Anyway to nitpick, its bonnet is aluminium.
The ZB runs a composite bonnet
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 09:17 (Ref:3814320)   #35
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The ZB runs a composite bonnet
It does?

Hmm. Well that's a better argument for the Falcon to have a composite one also, then.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 10:17 (Ref:3814331)   #36
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The ZB runs a composite bonnet
I've been told by someone in a team that it's aluminium. They could be full of it of course.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 10:27 (Ref:3814334)   #37
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It does?

Hmm. Well that's a better argument for the Falcon to have a composite one also, then.
Which is why the Falcons & Nissans were permitted to go to composite bonnets from the Grand Prix onwards. In fact they were permitted to do so last year when ZB was being specified but the Falcon / Nissan teams declined it at the time.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 11:51 (Ref:3814362)   #38
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I've been told by someone in a team that it's aluminium. They could be full of it of course.
I'd stop nitpicking if I were you, people might think you're full of it.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 13:51 (Ref:3814407)   #39
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In fact they were permitted to do so last year when ZB was being specified but the Falcon / Nissan teams declined it at the time.
Sure they did...

They would rather rush them out in 2 weeks between the Adelaide 500 and Grand Prix, that makes perfect sense!

It seems more likely they were not told the Commodore would use these lightweight parts and have a such a large advantage of carrying more ballast.
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 14:06 (Ref:3814410)   #40
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It was reported in the media that the ZB was being homoloated with composite panels last year.

We've been over this already!
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 18:51 (Ref:3814486)   #41
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Sure they did...

They would rather rush them out in 2 weeks between the Adelaide 500 and Grand Prix, that makes perfect sense!

It seems more likely they were not told the Commodore would use these lightweight parts and have a such a large advantage of carrying more ballast.
You clearly have no idea of how the process works with the Supercar Commission overseeing the process (Commission has team representatives from each brand racing) and the vehicle specification documents for each brand of car being provided to all teams.

Example of statement about other teams declining the opportunity last year here.

The "large advantage" as you call it doesn't seem to have changed much now that the other brands have similar panels / ballast benefits - maybe it was all a bit of a storm in a teacup?
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Old 9 Apr 2018, 21:56 (Ref:3814540)   #42
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The teams on behalf of the manufacturers can apply for concessions based.on reasons. Some teams are better at it than others.
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Old 10 Apr 2018, 08:01 (Ref:3814595)   #43
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Writing on the wall for the V8s aspect of Supercars? Talks of Electrification and Hybridisation in the future.

Supercars Commissioner: Move away from V8s inevitable
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Formula 4 will still be around then, with conventional internal combustion engines
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Old 10 Apr 2018, 09:34 (Ref:3814611)   #45
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I think we're still a ways off before EV race cars become the norm.

Sure, we have Formua E, and eTCR is in the works, but they haven't replaced anything, and probably won't for a whle yet.
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