Walkinshaw unleashes Series II Supercar

Holden Commodore SS-V, The Walkinshaw Series II Supercar

Holden Commodore SS-V, The Walkinshaw Series II Supercar

An Edelbrock supercharged engine transforms the radical Walkinshaw Series II Supercar that celebrates the 23rd anniversary of Tom Walkinshaw’s involvement in modified Holdens.

Walkinshaw Performance has unleashed a radical 460kW supercharged V8-powered Commodore it’s calling the Series II Supercar.

Based on a Commodore SS-V, the Walkinshaw Series II Supercar has modifications to suspension, brakes and its bi-modal exhaust.

But it’s under the bonnet where most of the work has taken place.

The 6.0-litre V8 engine has been fitted with a supercharged designed by respected Californian-based company Edelbrock.

The 6.0-litre V8 engine has been fitted with a supercharged designed by respected Californian-based company Edelbrock.

The 6.0-litre V8 engine has been fitted with a supercharged designed by respected Californian-based company Edelbrock.

The 6.0-litre V8 engine has been fitted with a supercharged designed by respected Californian-based company Edelbrock.

The 6.0-litre V8 engine has been fitted with a supercharged designed by respected Californian-based company Edelbrock.

“It’s so refined,” said Walkinshaw Performance CEO Craig Wilson, who says there’s very little of the supercharger whine often associated with such high powered aftermarket upgrades.

“The package is the result of hundreds of hours of testing, refinement and discussions between the WP team and our suppliers to bring to market a truly unique product”.

From the outside, the look is restrained, with a mild carbon fibre lip spoiler, carbon fibre wing mirrors and a prominent bonnet bulge in keeping with the original Walkinshaw Commodore, produced by sister company HSV.

It has also been painted in the original Panaroma Silver colour of the 1987 HSV Walkinshaw.

The Walkinshaw Series II Supercar is also celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Walkinshaw name in Australian muscle cars; don’t let an odd number get in the way of an excuse for an anniversary.

“We’re celebrating the release of the WP Series II Supercar by producing just 23 examples, finished in Panorama Silver, the same colour which adorned the original ‘Walky’ when it debuted at the Sydney motor show 23 years ago,” said Wilson.

The Series 2 Supercar is based on the updated Commodore Series 2, complete with a central touchscreen.

Priced from $117,000 just 23 examples of the Walkinshaw Series II Supercar will be produced.

Holden Commodore SS-V, The Walkinshaw Series II Supercar

Holden Commodore SS-V, The Walkinshaw Series II Supercar

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Toby Hagon
www.drive.com.au/

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