New ZB Commodore to undergo shakedown

Tom Howard

Thursday 21st September, 2017 - 12:57pm

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Triple Eight is currently developing the new Commodore Supercar

The newly developed Holden ZB Commodore Supercar is set to complete its maiden shakedown today.

As previously reported, Triple Eight confirmed plans to begin formal testing of Holden’s latest Supercar model this month, with its first run scheduled for this afternoon.

The location for the private 60km shakedown is unknown at this stage.

Triple Eight has been tasked to develop the ZB Commodore by Holden, which is due to make its championship debut next year, initially powered by the current V8 engine.

The squad has been developing a V6 twin-turbo power unit, which broke cover earlier this year, ahead of wildcard appearances next season, before a full 2019 launch.

The car is expected to complete its first of a three Accredited Manufacturer Test days, issued to teams developing a new model, late next week at Queensland Raceway.

Interest is growing from existing Holden teams looking to upgrade to the ZB Commodore next year.

This week Speedcafe.com revealed teams will face a $40,000 plus price tag per car to run the new Commodore.