Erebus Motorsport has made a significant investment ahead of the 2024 season, aiming to maintain the edge it became known for at the start of the Gen3 era. A state-of-the-art laser scanning tool, capable of precisely mapping and measuring car and component dimensions, has been introduced at the team’s headquarters this week. Engineer George Commins wasted no time in deploying it on the team’s new Supercars for 2024.

This cutting-edge tool enables the team to scan and measure components and the entire vehicle with unparalleled accuracy. Commins emphasised its pivotal role in ensuring strict compliance with Supercar regulations. The scanned data is also being compared to results from Supercars’ wind tunnel testing during the off-season.

Commins said the tool will also be beneficial in the event of a significant impact. Scanning damaged components would allow the team to accurately assess damage without the need for a jig, facilitating prompt repairs to get the car back on track. Subsequently, damaged components could then be measured to evaluate the extent and location of impact, aiding decisions on repairability or replacement.

“With this state-of-the-art laser scanning tool, we’re pushing the boundaries of precision engineering in Australian motorsport.

“It’ll make our bodywork more accurate, it’ll make our set-ups more accurate, it will make the characterisations of the cars after they’ve been built more accurate.

“It’s just all about doing things better than everybody else.

“As far as we’re aware, no other team in Australia is currently utilising this technology. It’s a game-changer for us and sets a new standard for innovation in the sport.”