THE SOUND OF A RACING ... V6
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.