Walkinshaw WP Series II Supercar revealed at Australian Show

Walkinshaw WP Series II Supercar revealed at Australian Show

The Australian International Motor Show which ran over the weekend has had some interesting launches but one of the crowd favourites was without doubt the WP Series II Supercar.

Unveiled by Walkinshaw Performance, a part of HSV-owner Tom Walkinshaw’s business stable, the new WP Series II Supercar is based on the 2011 Holden Commodore Series II SS. Fitted with an aftermarket Edelbrock E Force supercharger it means business.

Using Holden’s 260kW V8 combined with the Edelbrock supercharger, the WP Series II Supercar produces a thumping 460kW of power and 780Nm of torque. Amazingly, a full 700Nm of torque is available from as low as 3000rpm.

Walkinshaw Performance CEO Craig Wilson had this to say about the new machine, “Today’s unveiling is the culmination of a real break through year for Walkinshaw Performance,¬†with the introduction of new products and an industry-first driveline warranty. The package is the result of hundreds of hours of testing, refinement and discussions between the WP team and our suppliers to bring to market a truly unique product”.

The vehicle will be limited to just 23 examples in honour of the original Walkinshaw debut in Sydney some 23 years ago, so it will be an exclusive buy.

Other upgrades include an all-new front and rear brake pakage, with six piston calipers clamping on 378mm rotors up front and 365mm rotors at the back.

The suspension has been reworked and recalibrated by Bilstein, and a full three-inch bi-modal exhaust system changes the exhaust note.

In terms of styling mods are quite light, the WP Series II Supercar gets a carbon fibre front lip spoiler and embroidered WP headrests, along with WP-badges.

If you want one, you better have a fat wallet because the WP Series II Supercar package begins at $99,990 AUS with the model displayed at the show costing $117,760 AUS.

The Australian International Motor Show which ran over the weekend has had some interesting launches but one of the crowd favourites was without doubt the WP Series II Supercar.

Unveiled by Walkinshaw Performance, a part of HSV-owner Tom Walkinshaw’s business stable, the new WP Series II Supercar is based on the 2011 Holden Commodore Series II SS. Fitted with an aftermarket Edelbrock E Force supercharger it means business.

Using Holden’s 260kW V8 combined with the Edelbrock supercharger, the WP Series II Supercar produces a thumping 460kW of power and 780Nm of torque. Amazingly, a full 700Nm of torque is available from as low as 3000rpm.

Walkinshaw Performance CEO Craig Wilson had this to say about the new machine, “Today’s unveiling is the culmination of a real break through year for Walkinshaw Performance,¬†with the introduction of new products and an industry-first driveline warranty. The package is the result of hundreds of hours of testing, refinement and discussions between the WP team and our suppliers to bring to market a truly unique product”.

The vehicle will be limited to just 23 examples in honour of the original Walkinshaw debut in Sydney some 23 years ago, so it will be an exclusive buy.

Other upgrades include an all-new front and rear brake pakage, with six piston calipers clamping on 378mm rotors up front and 365mm rotors at the back.

The suspension has been reworked and recalibrated by Bilstein, and a full three-inch bi-modal exhaust system changes the exhaust note.

In terms of styling mods are quite light, the WP Series II Supercar gets a carbon fibre front lip spoiler and embroidered WP headrests, along with WP-badges.

If you want one, you better have a fat wallet because the WP Series II Supercar package begins at $99,990 AUS with the model displayed at the show costing $117,760 AUS.

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