A render of what the next Gen2 Commodore could look like has emerged while the new Holden engine is being worked on and tested in North America.
While details of the engine have not yet been confirmed publicly, a Holden insider told supercars.com the engine was tested on a dyno in the last fortnight with a working group established in North America, after an estimated 5.5 thousand hours of work on the project.
That group is in touch with Triple Eight, which will develop and run the new Commodore from 2018 in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
At last week’s Red Bull Holden Racing Team launch – when the Roland Dane-run champion squad took the reigns as the official Holden Supercars team – Dane himself explained the work that had already gone in behind the scenes in recent months to ensure the body shape of the new car reflected the road going model and fit within the Gen2 Supercars rules.
“We’ve been working with the guys here (at Holden) for the last six months or so on the shape of the car and turning it into a Supercar,” Dane said.
“My whole team is really enthused about doing something that is new, that has its own set of challenges.
“I think we’re going to have a fantastic looking car – but we’ve got to make it work and we’re really tuned up for it.”