The V8 Supercar is a touring car racing category based in Australia, and is run internationally following FIA regulations. The concept of the V8 Supercar was established in 1991 and went through a number of transformations in leadership, structure and vehicle specifications. The V8 Supercars went on to become a major spectacle at these events. They are loosely based on road-going, four-door saloon cars. All cars must use a 5 liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine. The New Generation V8 supercar regulations introduced in 2013 opened up the series to more manufacturers. Nissan then entered the series with four Nissan Altimas while Erebus Motorsport came in with three Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs. In 2014, Volvo joined in on the action with a Volvo S60.

The V8 Supercar events are held in each state of Australia and occasionally overseas in New Zealand, with events also previously held in China, Bahrain, China, USA and the UAE. There are three types of events held in the V8 Supercar championship, each with its own race format: Super Sprint events, Super Street events and Endurance Cup events. Sprint races typically range between 100-200 kilometers and street races ranging between 125-250 kilometers. The two-driver endurance races usually held at Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast usually range between 500 – 1000 kilometers. These races have a large following, being broadcast over 135 countries and each race garnering an attendance of over 100,000 spectators. Major events such as the Clipsal 500 are said to garner a staggering 250,000 fans.

A feeder series, the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series is run as a support category to develop young drivers before they compete in the main series and a means for main series teams to give their endurance co-drivers more racing experience prior to the endurance races. Teams in the Dunlop Series compete with cars previously used in the main series.