Which tin-tops would you rather watch?

The new-for-2004 SCV8 championship looks set to be a major draw for UK race fans next year. Taking it's inspiration from the bruising Australian V8 Supercar series, SCV8 will see drivers compete in 550bhp, V8-engined spaceframe silhouette cars

Which tin-tops would you rather watch?

Although all the cars will be identical, a number of manufacturer body shells will be used, and SCV8 organisers will tweak the rules to ensure parity between the various car types. Peugeot and Jaguar have already signed up to be represented in the new series, and organisers hope to attract three more manufacturers to be on the grid for next year.

This is an entirely different concept from the British Touring Car Championship, which features high-tech 2-litre, 275bhp front-wheel-drive machines. The BTCC can be relied upon to provide close and dramatic racing.

The BTCC is also open to all-comers, with four works manufacturers (Vauxhall, MG, Honda and Proton) currently competing against each other, along with a number of independent teams.

Two completely different philosophies then, one based around powerful V8 silhouette cars, the other on manufacturer led, production-based touring cars. Which leads us to wonder: which would you rather watch on track?

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