A few days after Holden officially pulled the covers off of the new VF Commodore, the model’s race car version, the VF Commodore V8 Supercar was also introduced, providing fans of Australia’s V8 Supercar Series a glimpse of what the new model is going to look like before it hits the track this season.

This year, the V8 Supercar Series will race under new “Car of the Future” regulations, which were put into place to make cars more affordable to build and attract more manufacturers to compete in the series.

This particular racecar was built by Holden’s in-house racing team, Holden Racing Team, and carries a few styling cues used in the new VF Commodore, including the trapezoidal gaping front grille. More importantly, those bumpers in the racecar appear to be similar in design to what we’ve seen from the U.S.-bound Chevrolet SS, whose own debut has been scheduled for this coming weekend.

On the flip side, the race version of the VF Commodore will be fitted with a Chevrolet-sourced 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and mates to a sequential gearbox with power sent to the rear wheels. That’s a lot more power than the rumored 350-horsepower, V-8 engine the production VF Commodore may feature.

In any case, the debut of the VF Commodore V8 Supercars Race Car does point to the excitement surrounding the opening of the 2013 season of the V8 Supercars Series at the end of the month.

  • 2013 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercars Racecar by Holden Racing Team
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    650
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.2 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    195 mph (Est.)
  • car segment:
  • body style:

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Source: HRT

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11 comments:

  (548) posted on 04.16.2013

The 2013 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercars Racecar looks very nice. I hope that the new VF Commodore will be introduced in other places so that fans will be able to see what the new model is going to look like.

  (305) posted on 02.24.2013

And then once again, Australia is going to be that lucky region of this entire world to be able to play with this jewel.Great, juust great

  (312) posted on 02.24.2013

2013 is giving us the hottest cars ever, and I start to like this!At the Geneva Show in March, also, there are going to be released many many good vehicles!

  (302) posted on 02.24.2013

Car of the future, you’re saying?! Maybe I have misunderstood, but I really don’t see any ’car of the future’ in this articles description...

  (305) posted on 02.24.2013

From another source I had information that the engine would be more powerful..Now that’s doubtful, a tad..But it is still a great one!

  (422) posted on 02.24.2013

Okay, so..Holden Race Team is the only race team I have ever seen, having a bit of good taste.I don’t know who is in charge with the aestethic part, but I m sure that these guys are the coolest

  (452) posted on 02.11.2013

I wonder what do these guys understand by affordable car.I bet this car might cost lots of money!

  (475) posted on 02.11.2013

It is for the first time I hear about this brand, and I am simply mesmerized!Racing car at its best, that’s for sure!

  (509) posted on 02.11.2013

It’s a shame that there are not so many pictures in the gallery!I cannot imagine how it entirely looks like, with only two pictures

  (542) posted on 02.11.2013

Holden Racing Team allways come with the best things in the worlds, when it comes to cars.This is just another example..

  (516) posted on 02.11.2013

Such a great car!That engine is just amazing!I don’t understand, though, why Australians are like so lucky, to get to see all of this great cars, and Europeans don’t smiley

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