Hear Holden’s New Twin-Turbo Supercars Engine At Mt Panorama

Holden is continuing to test its turbo-turbo V6 engine for the Supercars Championship and recently took to Mt Panorama ahead of the Bathurst 1000 to put the powertrain through its paces.

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team currently has the new engine installed in its one-off Project Sandman and this clip offers us an excellent chance to hear the new engine without any music or background noise. Thankfully, it sounds absolutely mighty.

Many diehard fans of the championship aren’t all that happy that Holden will ditch its naturally-aspirated V8 in favor of the twin-turbo V6. Admittedly, the new engine sounds very different to the V8 but to our ears, it still sounds very impressive, especially thanks to the fluttering of the turbochargers.

During the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Holden will compete with the new-generation Commodore but retain the current V8. The twin-turbo V6 will then be adopted for the 2019 season.


  • Bash

    Really impressive!

  • Vassilis

    Not like the V8 but not bad at all!

  • dilligaf

    Still not a Holden. Sounds OK.

  • Donal Maher

    Not as bad as the ruination of F1 but, still, not exactly amazing.
    The character is gone.
    I like the sound, and would love to hear a full field of them ripping past, but, I’d prefer big shouty and inefficient V8s.
    Motor racing is a sensory experience as well to me, and not just battle.

  • xDRAN0x

    What is the reason behind the move to V6 again?

    • Jason Miller

      To bring it more in line with the production car.

      • LeStori

        As if these cars are anything like a production car. The days of race it on Sunday, buy it on Monday are well and truly gone, decades ago.

        V8 less Supercar…. not that they were ever super cars, but they did have a V8.