View Full Version : Mercedes AMG joins Aussie V8 Supercars

09-19-2012, 09:14 AM
Not a factory works effort, but the E class is going to be a V8 supercar next year. Private team will be purchasing powerplants and bare chassis from AMG.


All of a sudden, the E classes doesn't look so old man's car anymore haha. Can't wait to see her run Bathurst.

09-19-2012, 09:17 AM
Damn that looks great, def makes the E class look sportier!

09-19-2012, 09:25 AM
Awesome! Excited to see what this beast looks like when it is all put together!

09-19-2012, 09:37 AM
That is one SEXY E class!!:drool:

09-19-2012, 09:46 AM
I don't understand.. Why an E-Class? I feel like the body of the car would just handle awfully regardless of what they do to it. My uncle has a E550 and taking that thing into a corner feels like your driving a hurse.

09-19-2012, 10:06 AM
Those V8's are fun to watch:

Volatile Aussies + Powerful cars + Private teams with lots of money and rivalries = great racing.

Those guys are not scared to play bumper cars :)

09-19-2012, 10:17 AM
The body of the car has nothing to do with it's handling. They probably choose the E class because it fit within the V8 super car rules. The supercar will share nothing with your uncle's E550 except for how the car looks.

09-19-2012, 10:23 AM
Definitely going to be lots of fun, the Aussie V8 series is the perfect fit for AMG.

09-19-2012, 10:30 AM
I love V8 Supercars, super exciting to watch!

This addition will do well for the sport.

09-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by rage2

All of a sudden, the E classes doesn't look so old man's car anymore haha.

do i sense a touch of buyer's remorse? :rofl:

09-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Hehehe so an AMG powered by either a Ford or Chevy V8? :D

10-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Sweet V8 super cars could use some new blood