Much has been said of the next-generation touring cars that are set to begin racing in the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship.
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In a recent Pirtek Poll, over 75 percent of voters said Supercars had got Gen3 right.
Gen3 marks a technical departure from the incumbent Gen2 machinery, ditching the super successful 5.0-litre formula introduced in the 1990s.
The cars still sound distinctly V8, and although the move from individual throttle bodies to a single throttle body prompted fears the cars might lose their distinct Supercars sound, that appears not to be the case.
Key in the philosophy of Gen3 is creating race cars that bear a greater resemblance to their road-going counterparts. By all accounts, Supercars has succeeded in doing that.
In changing the aesthetics, Supercars has reduced the downforce of the Gen3 cars relative to their Gen2 predecessors.
Front splitter under trays have been scrapped altogether. Large, side-mounted rear wings have been ditched too in favour of a mid-mounted, smaller, and simplified wing.
That, in theory, will allow cars to follow closer to one another, and hopefully generate more overtaking.
One of the most polarising debates to date has surrounded how drivers will change gears.
As yet, Supercars hasn't made a call on whether it'll ditch the manual lever shifter for steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Should the latter be adopted, that'll likely do away with the need for heel-and-toe assuming automatic throttle blip is introduced as it is currently set-up.
Both the Mustang and Camaro have tested with paddle shift as well as auto blip, although the technical complexity of the system has been cited as a reason to ditch it.