Superutes switch to V8s!

Australian Superutes series to switch from diesel to petrol V8 power in 2020.

Last year saw the crowd-favourite Holden and Falcon V8 utes replaced with diesel-powered dual cabs, dubbed the “Superutes”.

V8 Utes Racing - Gold Coast
The old V8 Falcon ute racing in 2017

The Aussie V8 utes were replaced with tradie favourites such as the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT50, Holden Colorado and Isuzu DMax.

Plenty of fans cried fowl that the new diesel dual cabs were no good compared to the old V8 Falcon and Commodore utes, but the fact was the old utes hadn’t been sold in showrooms for years.

Whilst the new Superutes attracted plenty of commercial support and even manufacturer backing, the punters have been hammering them on social media for their sound and speed.

Mitsubishi Triton - Team Triton Racing
The Superutes attracted more commercial support.

On the weekend it was announced that for 2020 the Superutes will be ditching their four and five cylinder diesel engines for V8 power!

The utes will run a standard specification V8 engine across the field to ensure parity and reduce costs. The supplier of the engine is yet to be announced.

What do you think of the changes? Will you be more likely to follow the Superutes series will the sound and speed of V8 engines returning?

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