Swedish automaker Volvo has announced an official Volvo Polestar Racing team will participate in next year's V8 Supercars Championship.

Swedish automaker Volvo has announced an official Volvo Polestar Racing team will participate in next year’s V8 Supercars Championship.

V8 Supercars team Garry Rogers Motorsport will produce two V8 Supercars Volvo S60s for the 2014 season. Polestar will be in charge of developing the V8 engine which according to regulations must displace no more than 5.0 liters and rpm limit has to be between 7,000 and 7,500 rpm. Engine’s maximum output has to be somewhere in the region of 650 bhp (485 kW), while torque has to be in the same parity with engines from other cars participating in the competition.

The “Car of the Future” regulations applicable for the V8 Supercars Championship require a single “control” chassis which has to be used by all teams. Styling and engine are unique and don’t have to be available in a production model. Rear wheel drive and four doors are mandatory.

Volvo and Polestar announce 2014 V8 Supercars Championship entry [video]