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Berry Motor Group Visits Volvo Racing Team

Berry Motor Group visits the GRM Volvo V8 Supercar team

Volvo_Polestar_S60Last Saturday, some of the team at Berry Motor Group had a chance to get close and personal with the new Volvo Polestar V8 Supercars at Garry Rogers Motorsports Open Day. A large crowd turned out to see behind the scenes at Garry Rogers and to meet Garry Rogers and some of the drivers and mechanics. If you have caught any Motorsport news recently, you would have seen that the new Valvoline Volvo Polestar S60 racing cars have been doing really well in their first season of V8 Supercar racing. In the first 6 events of the year, Scott McLaughlin has been on the podium 5 times including 2 first places.No one expected the Volvo's to be this fast in their first season.   Volvo_S60_Polestar_front_suspensionNaturally we love our Volvo's at Berry Motor Group and this was a great chance see what makes the Polestar so successful.           [caption id="attachment_2413" align="alignright" width="300"]Volvo_Polestar_V8 Graeme Berry has a look at the 650hp Volvo S60 V8 Supercar engine[/caption] We had a chance to talk to Gypsy (long time development engineer at Garry Rogers) about engine design and how the lightweight Volvo V8 gave them a real advantage. The aluminium block is much lighter than the Ford and Holden iron blocks and they cleverly use a 30kg steel dry sump as ballast. This keeps the centre of gravity very low in the car and helps to keep the car very flat in corners.           Volvo_S60_Polestar_Racing_ChassisWe caught up with the fabricators and had a close look at a new chassis. The welding and detailed engineering in the chassis was amazing.           The GRM Volvo/Valvoline team has always been one of the friendliest teams in pit lane and Garry Rogers and drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren were happy to chat, pose for photos and sign autographs.  

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Berry Motor Group visits the GRM Volvo V8 Supercar team

Volvo_Polestar_S60Last Saturday, some of the team at Berry Motor Group had a chance to get close and personal with the new Volvo Polestar V8 Supercars at Garry Rogers Motorsports Open Day. A large crowd turned out to...
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Volvo Polestar V8 Supercar

Garry Rogers Motorsport has teamed with Swedish Polestar racing to prepare a race winning Volvo engine for the Australian V8 Supercar season. The 5.0 litre V8 unit will power the S60 entries for Garry Rogers Motorsport next season, marking Volvo’s return to Australian Touring Car Racing. Polestar developed the new engine, with assistance from the same engineering team behind the upcoming Drive-E engines, soon to power road-going Volvo models. The new race engine is based on Volvo’s B8444S 4.4 litre production V8, and like the Nissan and Erebus Mercedes-Benz entries of this year, the new Volvo unit promises to bring its own unique sound to the series. Unveiling the engine at the beginning of the final V8 Supercar round for 2013 around the streets of Sydney Olympic Park, Volvo Car Australia boss Matt Braid said the Swedish carmaker had spared no resources in building its new race engine. Click here for more details from TMR (The Motor Report http://www.themotorreport.com.au/57822/volvo-polestar-racing-reveals-v8-supercar-engine-for-2014-season )
Garry Rogers Motorsport has teamed with Swedish Polestar racing to prepare a race winning Volvo engine for the Australian V8 Supercar season. The 5.0 litre V8 unit will power the S60 entries for Garry Rogers Motorsport next season, marking Volvo’s return to Australian Touring Car Racing. Polestar developed the new engine, with assistance from the same engineering...
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