While the law would probably stop you from ever getting it on the street, you could, at the very least, have a V8 Supercar in your garage with Walkinshaw Andretti United set to sell the world’s fastest Holden Commodore.
In a rare opportunity to buy the ultimate boy toy, the famous V8 team has put up the for sale sign on the car Chaz Mostert will race at this year’s Bathurst 1000.
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A car that can go from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach a staggering 300km/h, Mostert’s podium-winning Commodore was this week listed on Lloyds Auction site.
Already live, the auction will conclude on the eve of the Bathurst 1000 with the highest bidder to receive the car at the end of the year.
“We put chassis 25 up for pre-sale this week,” Walkinshaw Andretti United co-owner Ryan Walkinshaw said.
“The auction will end the night before Bathurst. We want to give someone the opportunity to purchase this car before Bathurst and give them a chance at what could end up being a Bathurst-winning car without the price tag. The value would skyrocket if it ends up becoming a Bathurst winner.”
With the car expected to attract bids above $250,000, “Chassis 25” is nothing like the variety of Commodore you can pick up for $30,000 on Parramatta Road.
In fact, it doesn’t even come with an engine.
“No it is the chassis only,” Walkinshaw said.
“It is a rolling chassis with no engine. The target market is for a collector but we can certainly arrange an engine if someone wants to race it.”
A five-litre Walkinshaw engine, which puts out a mind-blowing 460kw of power and can reach a staggering 300km/h, will set you back another $200,000. But don’t expect to drive it on the street.
“Unfortunately, there isn’t much hope in making it street legal,” Walkinshaw said.
“As much as I would love to say we here at HSV could do it, I don’t think it is possible.
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“The Australian design rules are very strict and it would need an enormous amount of modification and it would be an extremely expensive exercise. I am sure we could do it but I am not sure anybody would want to spend that much.”
And with the car to be sold before the Bathurst 1000 is run, the Commodore may need some serious panel beating.
“Oh we will fix it if it is crashed,” Walkinshaw said. “And in terms of value, a crash may actually be a good thing. Some of the most famous Bathurst cars weren’t necessarily winners. They are pretty easier to repair and we will deliver it looking as it did before the race.”
Holden ZB Commodore (4-door sedan)
650 Horsepower, 484kW, 5L Holden V8 Engine
6 Speed, sequential shift transmission
Rev limited to 7,500RPM
Right Hand Drive
Top speed: 300kph
0-100kph: Approx. 3.4 seconds
2018 HSV GTSR W1 SPECS:
Body: 4-door, 5-seat sedan
Engine: 6162cc V8, OHV, 16v, supercharger
Bore/Stroke: 103.1 x 92.0mm
Compression ratio: 9.1:1
Power: 474kW @ 6500rpm, 635HP
Torque: 815Nm @ 3900rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Kerb weight: 1895kg
0-100km/h: 4.16sec (6th)
0-400m: 12.18sec @ 195.68km/h (6th)
2017 HSV Gen F2 GTSR specs
Engine: 6162cc 6.2L V8, OHV, 16v, supercharged
Power: 435kW @ 6150rpm, 585HP
Torque: 740Nm @ 3850rpm