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Walkinshaw Racing Edition gives VF Commodore 550kW

If you’re after outright Aussie muscle, look no further. Walkinshaw Performance has just revealed its latest, storm-inducing Racing Edition package that gives the humble Holden Commodore the power of two SS Commodores put together.

Walkinshaw Racing Edition Holden VF Commodore

Yes, that’s right, the latest package, called the Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition pack, lifts power output to a truly mind-blowing 550kW. Torque also gets a significant kick in the guts, peaking at an unearthly 980Nm.

The package can be fitted to any VF Commodore V8. So that’s everything from the 270kW SS automatic up to the HSV Clubsport R8. Mind you, the 6.0-litre V8 in the SS can ‘only’ be tuned to 500kW and 800Nm.

We’re sure we don’t need to remind you the current power king of all Aussie muscle cars is the HSV GTS. It produces 430kW and 740Nm, and is capable of 0-100km/h in around 4.4 seconds. With this kit, you could expect well below 4.0 seconds… if the tyres can handle it.

The Racing Edition comprises of a WP230 Eaton Twin Vortices 2300 supercharger, higher-flow injectors, a water-to-air intercooler system and cold-air intake, special headers that are ceramic-coated, and upgrades to the cam gear.

Walkinshaw also provides an exterior cosmetic enhancement package if one so desires, including WP Racing decals, an SP2245 tool kit, and a special limited edition certificate. The tuning firm plans to release just 50 examples of the package.

This is the most powerful tuning program Walkinshaw has ever done for the Commodore. Prices start at $24,490 and include driveline warranty. It officially hits the market in October.

Head over to the Walkinshaw Performance website for more information.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.