The 1993 wheel is a fair bit bigger than its 2015 counterpart! Pic: YouTube / Perkins Engineering

THE latest episode on the Perkins Engineering YouTube channel charts the evolution of steering wheels in V8 Supercars across the decades.

In the video Jack Perkins gives a detailed insight into how and why the size, shape and complexity of the wheels have changed throughout the years.

As Perkins explains using the three cars in the Perkins Engineering workshop – which represent 1993, 2003 and 2015 – there’s more to it than you’d think!

A reminder, too: the National Motor Racing Museum holds the last remaining stock of our recently released book, Perkins Engineering: The Cars, 1986-2008.

Contact them on (02) 6332 1872 to secure a copy.

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V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.