The 2018 Holden Commodore Supercar Looks Badass AND It Has A V8

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Holden has officially revealed the next generation Commodore race car– well, its a concept image, so sort of– anyways, it looks awesome.

Along with their factory racing team, Triple Eight Race Engineering, Holden is still working on the details in this fresh new supercar version of the Commodore. It’s set to take place in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2018.

The design is pretty much done-for, though, and other than looking awesome, it also includes an advanced simulation and aerodynamic evaluation system, thanks to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling.

While it was almost sure to debut with the turbocharged V6 engine, it seems Holden isn’t ready to give up their successful V8 quite yet. The company has confirmed that their next generation of supercars will all house V8s for the the 2018 season.

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For 2019, Holden is planning on running a twin-turbo V6 for the series, though. The engine is in development at the General Motors Performance and Racing Center and is said to be suited for the Gen 2 regulations. Reports say its able to be shared across various GM racing platforms and may be based on the 600-horsepower motor used in the Cadillac ATS-V race car. If so, it’s about up to par with the current V8.

Triple Eight Race Engineering is hoping to be able to run the V6 as a wild card a couple times in 2018, before its full roll-out the next year.

Triple Eight Race Engineering team principal, Roland Dane, said, “Our sport prides itself on Supercars being the closest competition in the world, and the phased introduction of the next-generation Commodore will ensure that is maintained.”

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Jenna Schiebe

Jenna’s addiction to all things automotive began soon after she was introduced to the car scene at age 16. She has a special interest in imports but, at the end of the day, is a enthusiast that loves anything that goes fast.
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