The first picture of the Holden Commodore Supercar Concept has been released but is just a preview. It will compete in Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2018. Holden Commodore Supercar Concept is based on next-gen Commodore that is rebadged version of the Opel Insignia. Even though Holden didn’t disclose any information, but looking at the rendering reveals that it will come with large front splitter, side exiting exhaust, and prominent rear wing. The rear diffuser appears to be lightweight center locking wheels.
The production model for the Holden Commodore Supercar Concept is currently being developed by Holden and its official racing team, Triple Eight Race Engineering. One of the most interesting aspects of the Holden Commodore Supercar Concept is the use of V8 engine which will be used next season. The US built V6 engine will run at various events next season as a wildcard. The full rollout of the twin-turbo V6 engine is set for 2019. It also means that we could get to see larger fleets of Commodores next season.
The V6 engine is under development at General Motors Performance and Racing Center in Michigan. It is expected that the engine will meet the requirements of the Supercars’ Gen 2 regulations. The artwork on the preview image is done by famous Holden designer Peter Hughes. The design has also impressed the marketing department. The new Commodore will undergo aero evaluation by the fourth quarter of this year. Mark Harland who is Holden’s Executive Director for Marketing is eagerly waiting to see it on track next and winning race convincingly.