Left: 1993 VP Commodore, Right: 2015 VF Commodore. Pics: YouTube / Perkins Engineering

THE latest episode on Perkins Engineering’s YouTube channel continues a series charting the evolution of the various parts of V8 Supercars over time.

In this episode Jack Perkins compares the rear suspension setups on PE’s 1993 Bathurst 1000-winning Holden Commodore VP, 2003 Holden Commodore VY, and Perkins’ 2015 Gold Coast 600 race-winning Holden Racing Team Commodore VF.

The video highlights just how different the current Car of the Future generation machines are compared to the initial version of Group 3A touring cars from 1993.

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The VP Commodore features a four-link setup with a panhard rod and a differential housing from a Ford F100 truck, while the VF Commodore features an independent, double wishbone rear suspension with a transaxle!

Watch the full episode in the player below!

Click HERE to watch more episodes on Perkins Engineering’s YouTube channel.

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