With the demise of the V8-powered, real-wheel drive sedan from both Ford and Holden, the V8 Supercars series announced it would shake things up in its home motorsport market. That includes turbocharged V6 engines for future race cars and the introduction of the SuperUtes series.
Holden has announced its full support for the series and revealed the Holden Colorado racer as it prepares for the series’ debut next year. SuperUtes replaces the current V8 Ute Series.
“SuperUtes is an exciting new racing series and supporting Australian motorsport has been an important part of Holden’s heritage, so we are delighted to homologate Colorado for the series,” GM Holden General Manager – Brand, Media and Sponsorship, Emma Pinwill said.
The render of the Colorado racer shows a lowered stance, competition wheels, and a roll cage. The truck itself is finished in Steel Gray with prominent Holden logos. Per Supercars regulations, power will be capped at 340 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, and the weight minimum sits at 3,900 pounds. Additionally, a handful of components will be standard across all manufacturers, per regulations.
When the Colorado SuperUte does take to the track, it will compete against five different manufacturers in the debut series, including arch-rival Ford.