Holden officially debuted the racer last Friday against a backdrop of the iconic Sydney harbor where team drivers Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen unveiled the racer alongside the road-going 2018 ZB Commodore.
The big news is the racing livery, which Holden design manager Peter Hughes oversaw. Hughes pointed to the “funky” and “bold” shapes that connect the dark blue and white exterior hues alongside the Red Bull graphics. He described it as “fresh, daring and definitely different.”
“I feel it’s a great way to celebrate the entry of a new era of Commodore into Australian motorsport and I hope the fans like the new look,” he added.
The new Supercar follows Holden’s split with Holden Racing Team (HRT) after it backed Triple Eight Racing in 2016. The team’s full name changed to Red Bull Holden Racing. HRT and Walkinshaw will be on their own without financial assistance from Holden itself.
The Red Bull Holden Racing Commodore Supercar will make its race debut at the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, which kicks off on March 1.