Walkinshaw Andretti United put Chaz Mostert’s V8 Supercar up for sale

Imagine pulling up to a set of lights in this …

While the law would probably stop you from ever getting it on the street, you could, at the very least, have a V8 Supercar in your garage with Walkinshaw Andretti United set to sell the world’s fastest Holden Commodore.

In a rare opportunity to buy the ultimate boy toy, the famous V8 team has put up the for sale sign on the car Chaz Mostert will race at this year’s Bathurst 1000.

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Walkinshaw Andretti United will sell Chaz Mostert’s raceday Holden Commodore after this year’s Bathurst 1000. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

A car that can go from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach a staggering 300km/h, Mostert’s podium-winning Commodore was this week listed on Lloyds Auction site.

Already live, the auction will conclude on the eve of the Bathurst 1000 with the highest bidder to receive the car at the end of the year.

“We put chassis 25 up for pre-sale this week,” Walkinshaw Andretti United co-owner Ryan Walkinshaw said.

“The auction will end the night before Bathurst. We want to give someone the opportunity to purchase this car before Bathurst and give them a chance at what could end up being a Bathurst-winning car without the price tag. The value would skyrocket if it ends up becoming a Bathurst winner.”

With the car expected to attract bids above $250,000, “Chassis 25” is nothing like the variety of Commodore you can pick up for $30,000 on Parramatta Road.

In fact, it doesn’t even come with an engine.

Chaz Mostert’s race car is expected to sell for more than $250,000 at auction. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“No it is the chassis only,” Walkinshaw said.

“It is a rolling chassis with no engine. The target market is for a collector but we can certainly arrange an engine if someone wants to race it.”

A five-litre Walkinshaw engine, which puts out a mind-blowing 460kw of power and can reach a staggering 300km/h, will set you back another $200,000. But don’t expect to drive it on the street.

“Unfortunately, there isn’t much hope in making it street legal,” Walkinshaw said.

“As much as I would love to say we here at HSV could do it, I don’t think it is possible.

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“The Australian design rules are very strict and it would need an enormous amount of modification and it would be an extremely expensive exercise. I am sure we could do it but I am not sure anybody would want to spend that much.”

And with the car to be sold before the Bathurst 1000 is run, the Commodore may need some serious panel beating.

“Oh we will fix it if it is crashed,” Walkinshaw said. “And in terms of value, a crash may actually be a good thing. Some of the most famous Bathurst cars weren’t necessarily winners. They are pretty easier to repair and we will deliver it looking as it did before the race.”

SUPERCAR

Holden ZB Commodore (4-door sedan)

650 Horsepower, 484kW, 5L Holden V8 Engine

6 Speed, sequential shift transmission

Rev limited to 7,500RPM

1400kgs

Right Hand Drive

Top speed: 300kph

0-100kph: Approx. 3.4 seconds

The Supercar will be sold without an engine. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

2018 HSV GTSR W1 SPECS:

Body: 4-door, 5-seat sedan

Drive: rear-wheel

Engine: 6162cc V8, OHV, 16v, supercharger

Bore/Stroke: 103.1 x 92.0mm

Compression ratio: 9.1:1

Power: 474kW @ 6500rpm, 635HP

Torque: 815Nm @ 3900rpm

Power/Weight: 250kW/tonne

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Kerb weight: 1895kg

Price: $169,990

0-100km/h: 4.16sec (6th)

0-400m: 12.18sec @ 195.68km/h (6th)

2017 HSV Gen F2 GTSR specs

Engine: 6162cc 6.2L V8, OHV, 16v, supercharged

Power: 435kW @ 6150rpm, 585HP

Torque: 740Nm @ 3850rpm

Weight: 1886kg

Originally published asWant to buy a Supercar? World’s fastest Commodore for sale

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