Volvo Confirms Australian V8 Supercars Entry

Volvo has officially announced its entry into the Australian V8 Supercars Series with a pair of S60 race cars developed by Polestar and Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM).

The team plans on debuting next season at the opening round of the 2014 championship, and the S60s will be powered by a 5.0-liter version of the Swedish automaker’s 4.4-liter V8 engine developed by Yamaha. The Volvo Car Group will support the program, which makes it a full factory effort.

In fact, Volvo went so far as to say in its press release that it is “the first luxury brand to join the V8 Supercars with a factory team,” undoubtedly a shot at Mercedes-Benz. The German automaker provides no backing to the Erebus Motorsport E63 AMG team.

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