RE: Supercars in 360 degrees: Time For Coffee

RE: Supercars in 360 degrees: Time For Coffee

Thursday 28th September 2017

Supercars in 360 degrees: Time For Coffee?

Onboard what was formerly known as a V8 Supercar at Sandown. In the rain. In 360 degrees. Hold on!



It may not be called V8 Supercars any more, but Australia's premier touring car series remains a fantastically competitive and incredibly exciting championship. And as this video proves, it's even good watching when there's just a single car...

This clip is from the recent Sandown 500 weekend, onboard with Nissan driver Michael Caruso for a lap. This isn't a conventional onboard however, as the video is in 360 degrees - technology that's still fresh enough for the novelty to have not worn off.

To be able to scroll all around the screen and see Caruso at work is a real treat, the Aussie feverishly busy at the wheel in the damp conditions. Any concerns that modern racing cars are a bit sterile should be allayed in these 90 seconds: watch the stabs of opposite lock (sometimes right when you're not expecting them), the heel and toe downchanges and the furious commitment required to get this Nissan around a lap. Indeed you could just watch the foot cam the whole time, if you wish...

There aren't many 360-degree videos on the Supercars channel at the moment; on this evidence you would have to hope they can continue. As one commenter has already said, bring on the Bathurst vids!

Watch the video here.

[Image: LAT]

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JMF894

Original Poster:

2,402 posts

83 months

Thursday 28th September 2017
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Didn't know about the 360 view. Fantastic! Interesting sound from a V8 I must add.........................

sumpoil

342 posts

92 months

Thursday 28th September 2017
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Awesome stuff! .... even though it's a sequential 'box it's nice to see drivers having to use 3 pedals and shift manually.

Don't keep up with this series as much as I used to. Why have they dropped the 'V8' from the name? Is it now open to other engine configurations or is it in preparation for a move away from n/a engines?

rodericb

1,226 posts

54 months

Thursday 28th September 2017
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sumpoil said:
Awesome stuff! .... even though it's a sequential 'box it's nice to see drivers having to use 3 pedals and shift manually.

Don't keep up with this series as much as I used to. Why have they dropped the 'V8' from the name? Is it now open to other engine configurations or is it in preparation for a move away from n/a engines?
Yeah, the rules were changed in mid 2016 for the 2017 season to allow turbo 4's and turbo 6's (as well as 2 door cars) but no one has run any car like that yet. It also coincides with the cessation of manufacture of the Falcon and Commodore.

ZX10R NIN

10,205 posts

53 months

Thursday 28th September 2017
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The Holdens will run the 3.5TT in some races next year but still a four door saloon shell, the V8's have been great this year real close.

As a sidebar Motorsport TV will be showing Bathurst 1000 live.

Here's an onboards & intro to a lap around Bathurst:

https://youtu.be/nwn3uIoNVKo

A nice intro to the Great Race

https://youtu.be/lJCE-0CnoVA

One of the funniest onboard commentaries I've heard.

https://youtu.be/kLkLtBkUVuo


moktabe

180 posts

33 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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Seen some great cars going around Sandown.

Used to travel to Melbourne with European horses for The Melbourne Cup and the quarantine centre was next to the racetrack.

A short walk up a grass bank and there was the track, good times.
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