After 23 drivers championships, 19 victories at Bathurst 500/1000 and other successes, Ford announced that it will leave V8 Supercars Australia after the end of the season of 2015. The reason for the withdrawal of the company from the championship is the extremely limited advertising resources and the desire by Ford to reconsider the way they are distributed.
The 2016 league will involve Holden, Nissan and Volvo while Erebus Motorsport V8, will participate with two private Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. This does not mean that the championship is slowly dying. In 2017, the regulations will change significantly and there are some companies that are considering participation. They will be “open” to “Gen2 Supercars” that no longer restricts the participants with regard to the chassis of the model or the engine. Which means that V8 Supercars in 2017 may feature cars with V10 or V12 engines.