Nissan's V8 Supercars Season A $5M 'Waste' Due To 'Botched' Aerodynamics Test
Nissan has written off its debut V8 Supercars season as a A$5M ($4.7M) "waste with a botched aerodynamics test" ruining its history-making year, according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The powerful Japanese manufacturer "has demanded a new test on their aerodynamics package with drivers claiming the cars feel as if they are being held back by a parachute." Privately it calls its Nissan V8 "a flying fridge." Nissan Global Motorsport Dir Darren Cox fronted V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton and "was given the go-ahead to redesign the car in a move that will see Kelly Brothers Racing hit the grid with four new look Nissan Altimas next year." Nissan has been "on the warpath since learning the aero package on their car was to blame for their poor performance -- not the engine as previously thought." Kelly Brothers co-Owner & driver Rick Kelly said, "We knew it was an aero problem then and while frustrating, it is great that we know what is wrong and have been given permission to do something about it" (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 11/8).