New V8 Ute platform pushed back to 2018
Author: Tom Howard
Tuesday 24th November, 2015
*Full Article at LinkThe V8 Ute Racing Series will continue with its current Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore-based equipment until at least the end of 2017 following delays developing its new platform.
Originally the category had planned to introduce new generation SUV-based Utes in 2016 as a replacement for the Ford and Holden vehicles which have formed the base for the series since its inception.
An option for a further three-year deal from 2018 onwards has also been tabled which will see V8 Utes hold the exclusive rights to run a new SUV Ute platform, which must be production based.
“We will run the existing platform for another two years and during that time we hope to develop a new SUV platform to launch in 2018,” category manager Bill West told Speedcafe.com.