They Sydney Morning Herald’s Drive section has revealed that Chrysler is seriously thinking about entering the V8 Supercar Championship. With the new Car of the Future for 2013 making entry easier for new brands, the American giant is keen.
The news was revealed by Drive’s Bruce Newton who quoted the President of SRT, the high performance arm of Chrysler as saying, “I am extremely interested (in V8Supercars). It’s not the first time I have heard of it but I don’t want to let on that we are committing just yet. It’s very unique to that market so it may work beautifully in the Australian market, so I am willing to help out if they are wanting to find a way.”
It isn’t the first time that rumours have surfaced of interest from other manufacturers of joining the Australian V8 Supercar Series, but none of those rumours have come with such high-up support.
If Chrysler did enter the Series, it would cost them around $10 million for a two car team and they would use the Chrysler 300C.
Damian Francis has previously edited Australian T3 and F1 Racing magazine and wrote for GQ Australia and Men’s Health. Unlike Nick and Trev, he has no kids, no mortgage and no wife, but lives happily on Sydney’s North Shore with his girlfriend.