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Vauxhall Insignia to compete in Aussie Supercars. Kind of
New Holden Commodore (AKA, Insignia GS) debuts next season with V8 and much wing
Middle-managers of England – have you ever wondered what your Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport would look like with a wing of unparalleled size? Well, the Australians have the answer.
The Insignia goes on sale over there next year as the new Holden Commodore, which means it’s going to have to compete in the Australian Supercars Championship. And this is what it’s going to look like when it makes its race debut next season.
These are only renders (albeit official ones), but Holden nonetheless confirms the Commodore race car will be fitted with the current car’s V8. After one season said V8 will be replaced by a twin-turbocharged V6 that takes advantage of the sport’s new Gen 2 regulations (which permit, among other things, two-door body-styles and turbocharged four- or six-cylinder engines). Our ears are disappointed by this.
Production of the existing Commodore road car ends later this year, when GM winds up its Aussie manufacturing operation. The new Commodore will be available with the usual crop of four-cylinder engines, as well as a 3.6-litre V6 we don’t get in Blighty.