Left: 1993 VP Commodore. Middle: 2003 VY Commodore. Right: 2015 VF Commodore. Pic: YouTube / Perkins Engineering

THE latest episode on Perkins Engineering’s YouTube channel is the first in a series that will look at the evolution of technical areas within V8 Supercars over time.

This edition looks at fuel systems with Jack Perkins comparing the hardware in their 1993 Bathurst 1000-winning Holden Commodore VP, their 2003 Holden Commodore VY, and Perkins’ 2015 Gold Coast 600 race-winning Holden Racing Team Commodore VF.

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The video illustrates the evolution from the 1993 car, which was built around a road car body shell and houses the fuel tank and hardware in the boot, to the current generation Car of the Future which is built around a control spaceframe and moved the fuel tank ahead of the rear axle and the hardware into the rear seat area.

Watch the full episode in the player below!

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