Work on the engine, based on the one used in Cadillac’s GT3 racers in the US, continues with revisions currently being developed in the United States ahead of the resumption of track testing next year.
Subject to approval from Supercars, the team had outlined intentions to run the V6 in a handful of 2018 events before its full-time debut, and this week revealed that included a “planned wildcard V6TT entry at Bathurst”.
Under the current plan, the team would run a fourth ZB Commodore alongside its Red Bull Holden Racing Team and Autobarn Lowndes Racing entries three times in the second half of the season.
“The entry is likely to be run independently of the other Triple Eight cars and we are talking to a number of drivers for the Great Race entry – including Matty Campbell who we hope may be available.”
Turbo-charged cars last raced in the Bathurst 1000 in 1992, the race won by the Nissan Skyline GT-R of Mark Skaife and Jim Richards, the year before the five-litre V8 formula was adopted by the Australia Touring Car Championship.
Triple Eight has only fielded a wildcard Supercars entry once, at Bathurst in 2013 for internationals Mattias Ekstrom and Andy Priaulx, who finished 10th.
Campbell contested this year’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup with the team alongside Shane van Gisbergen, but is set to switch from the Porsche Supercup to an international GT program in 2018.