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by Brett Davis

Walkinshaw Performance has unveiled the Holden Series II supercar at the Australian International Motor Show, Darling Harbour.

Firstly, let us just say the car looks awesome, for a Holden. Secondly, it has 460kW of power – like a full-blown supercar – and 780Nm of tree-stump ripping torque. Walkinshaw Performance starts with a Holden Commodore SS engine – 6.0-litre – and rebuilds and retunes it with the addition of a Edelbrock 230 supercharger, simply stomping all over the standard figures of 270kW/530Nm.

The car also features uprated brakes, in the form of 378mm disc rotors up front and 365mm disc rotors on the rear. These are clamped by six-piston calipers front and rear. Other hardware changes include specially tuned Bilstein suspension, bespoke WP interior and embroidered seats, a Rockford Foscate audio system, and a body kit package including a carbon fibre rear lip spoiler.

Walkinshaw Performance CEO, Craig Wilson, said at the unveiling,

“Today’s unveil is the culmination of a real break through year for Walkinshaw Performance, with the introduction of new products and an industry-first driveline warranty. 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. 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.”

Walkinshaw Performance is offering the new supercar with prices starting at $99,990 and going up to $117,760, once all options are added.




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