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Race fans will hear the sound of the fu­ture at Mount Panorama when Holden’s new twin-turbo V6 runs for the first time in public.

The en­gine is in­tended as the new-age re­place­ment for the old-school V8 and will be fit­ted into a next-gen­er­a­tion ZB Com­modore body for wild­card starts in next year’s Su­per­cars cham­pi­onship. The V6 is in­tended to be­come Holden’s full-time mo­tor­sport pow­er­house from 2019. It has no ties to the elderly Buick-based V6 that pro­pelled road­go­ing Com­modores through to the VF — it’s a com­pe­ti­tion ver­sion de­vel­oped from a quad-camshaft en­gine used by Cadil­lac for rac­ing in the US.

With Greg Mur­phy at the wheel, it is rolling out each day at Bathurst in an ex-Red Bull racer that was con­verted with Sand­man panel van body­work for pro­mo­tions.

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