Volvo Might Join Australian V8 Supercars Series

Volvo could be the next marque to begin competing in the Australian V8 Supercars racing series.

Traditionally, the racing series was only open to the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, but new rules that call for a single control chassis meant other manufacturers could start competing this year. Nissan now races a version of the Altima while an independent team races with a Mercedes E63 AMG.

Past rumors of Chrysler entering the series never came to be, but the Swedish automaker will announce its plan to enter soon according to Australian publication Car Sales.

Volvo is planning a trial run of its high-performance S60 Polestar in Australia, and the company is rumored to be planning its entry announcement during the media launch of that car.

The partnership will be between Volvo and Garry Rogers Motorsport, which is the team previously said to be in talks to tie up with Chrysler. It currently runs races with Holden cars.

Both Volvo and Rogers have denied the tie-up but Car Sales reports that Volvo Car Australia managing director Batt Braid is in final negotiations to complete the deal.

[Source: Car Sales]

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