, 2022-12-19 02:00:00,
A SIGNIFICANT chapter of Supercars history came to a close at the VALO Adelaide 500 with the end of the Car of the Future era.
Supercars introduced its first control chassis for the 2013 season, the rules package initially rechristened ‘New Generation’ upon their racing debut and then evolved into ‘Gen2’ in 2017.
A total of 103 individual Car of the Future chassis raced in Supercars Championship events across the platform’s 10-year lifespan, beginning on the streets of Adelaide in 2013 and ending in the same place earlier this month.
Remarkably, almost 60 percent of the cars built won at least one championship race!
Here are the five chassis that earnt the greatest number of race wins across the Car of the Future era.
No.5 – FPR 1217 (14 wins)
The control chassis at the heart of all COTF/NG/Gen2 cars allowed cars to be changed to different models or even different manufacturers, but this is the only chassis in the top five to have undergone a mid-life transformation.
Best known as Mark Winterbottom’s 2015 title-winning car, FPR 1217 was Frosty’s car from new in 2014 when it was originally an FG Falcon.
Its first four wins came in that guise, two of which came at Pukekohe to earn the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy.
Converted to FG X panelwork for the 2015 season, Winterbottom went on a tear…
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