Triple 8 Holden V6 has been begun testing in Australia in preparation for a 2018 debut
Triple 8 Racing’s new twin turbo V6 has begun testing in Australia, after the majority of engine development has been concluded at General Motor’s motorsport headquarters in Detroit, Michigan and Triple 8’s engine partner, KRE.
The twin turbo V6 was bolted into the team’s Sandman ride car, and was tested over 256km on Monday and Wednesday at Norwell Motorplex in Queensland and team drivers Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes and Steve Richards were all involved in the testing process.
Triple 8 boss Roland Dane told AutoAction that the trial had been a success ““We’re very pleased with the initial running.”
“A huge amount of work has been done already, both at GM Racing in Pontiac, Michigan and also here in Queensland,”
“There’s still plenty more to do, but we’re now going to crack on with the development behind closed doors.”
“It’s not far away from being competitive, but Supercars is a very competitive category, so we can’t leave anything on the table.”
Although the Triple 8 twin turbo V6 has been developed to meet Triple 8 and Supercars requirements, it is based on an engine that has been used in Cadillac GT3 cars overseas.
Dane has said that the engine sounds “awesome,” and the team will be previewing the exhaust note to fans soon.
The Triple 8 V6 will only be a wildcard entry for the 2018 season, before transitioning to a full-time fitment in 2019.