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by George Skentzos

Eager to demonstrate that the VE Sportwagon is just as performance oriented as its sedan and ute siblings, Holden has planned to race its latest addition at this years WPS Bathurst 12 Hour race 8-10 February.

Holden will field a Jack Daniel’s sponsored 6.0-litre V8 Sportwagon SS driven by V8 Supercar drivers Shane Price, Cameron McConville and enduro specialist Nathan Pretty.

“With Sportwagon due in Holden showrooms across the country in the coming months, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to underline the sporting pedigree of the latest model in the VE range whilst highlighting its great style and handling.”

The Bathurst 12 hour is a race for production cars, which Holden has often used to showcase new models. Last year saw an Astra SRi Turbo and CDTi Diesel take to the mountain.

The production version of the VE Sportwagon will be unveiled at the 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show, starting 29 February.

Source: GM