2010 Walkinshaw Performance SS-V Superwagon Revealed

Tony O'Kane | Mar 19, 2010

WALKINSHAW PERFORMANCE has wheeled out its latest tuned Holden, the SS-V Superwagon.

The Superwagon is based on an SS-V Special Edition Sportwagon. But, with the addition of a supercharger, a new exhaust, retuned suspension and a rejigged styling package, the Superwagon is far from your average family-hauling estate car.

Power output is lifted by the WP 190 supercharger to 450kW, with torque a staggering 770Nm. A water-to-air intercooler is included in the WP 190 package, and larger injectors supply the fuel needed by the engine.

Walkinshaw declines to mention exactly how fast the Superwagon is, but says it will sprint from zero to 100km/h in under five seconds.

Three-inch diameter exhaust piping and a bi-modal muffler system borrowed from HSV also improves the rumble of the Superwagon’s V8, while still keeping the note civil during sedate cruising.

New springs and dampers lower the Superwagon and stiffen the ride, with 20-inch wheels and tyres adding some bling to the package.

Inside, Walkinshaw-branded floormats and headrests jazz up the interior, and a Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system specifically developed for Walkinshaw is fitted.

All of this will cost you $43,990 - on top of the purchase cost of an SS-V Sportwagon base vehicle.

It’s a lot of money to spend on a station wagon, but for added peace of mind Walkinshaw now incorporates a full driveline warranty into the cost of its parts, which matches the remaining time left on the donor vehicle’s new car warranty.

The parts fitted to the Superwagon are also available individually, and can be applied to the full range of V8-powered VE sedans, utes and wagons, as well as any HSV vehicles.

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  • MattJelonek
    MattJ says,
    5 years ago
    2 likes
    Can we give the Pontiac grill/fascia a rest? Just because there are so many parts left over... doesn't mean we have to see it all the time.... with CHEVY badges! Bahahaha

  • says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    It's god dam ugly, just like all the current HSVs. That grill looks terrible.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    Apparently Holden are going to stop making the Special Edition SS-Vs with the [Ugly] Pontiac grilles at the end of this month

    But hey for approx $80-90K you can get a uniquely individually customised car with more power than a HSV Clubbie or GTS not to mention the W-427 [and the upcoming FG GT-HO] how cool is that?... a definite BFYB Contender!


  • Baddass says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    450kw and 770Nm, and the best it can do in the 100kmh sprint is under 5 seconds? For $43, 000 extra over an SSV wagon, I'd want 3 second times.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    Sub 5 seconds is pretty good considering how heavy the car is [almost 2 tonnes]
    However; they didn't specify an exact time so it could be to 4.5 seconds - or less.... who knows?
    Sub 3 seconds is a bit of wishful thinking - that's in the range of an Aerial Atom etc

  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    Rockford Fosgate isn't used by Holden or HSV... if I had one I'd rather an Alpine or BOSE Premium ICE System
    I'd also go for a set of W-427 Wheels
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    The World's Fastest Wagon : the [336Kw] AMG C63 Estate goes from 0-100 Km/h in 4.6 seconds.. which means the WP Enhanced Holden SS has more power than and is just as fast as the more High-Tech Euro - for half the price
  • Matthew Werner says,
    5 years ago
    The numbers are good for boasting but its really getting into vastly diminishing returns for the outlay if its 0-100km/h is between 4.6 and 5 seconds.

    I always wonder how many of the "super" versions of cars get sold? Not just this but things like say a 300k euro Porsche Cayenne putting out 900hp for example
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    5 years ago
    Only thing I'd change are the wheels.. they look like cheap after-market add-ons, besides that the car looks awesome and so much better than HSV-E2 GTS over the top bodykit.
    This is one of the best looking station wagons around and I don't even mind the Pontiac G8 grille.
  • PeterG says,
    5 years ago
    How long do you reckon this one would last with all that power.Just look at the HSV and FPV casualties in the Showroom Bathurst 12 hour.What a waste of money for something based on rubbish from the start.
  • Shifter says,
    5 years ago
    Great, another version of the ultimate bogan mobile, aren't there already enough?
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    This isn't a super sports car such as an AMG is for example. Its just an SS Sportwagon..
    I mean its not a normal car that is listed under either the Holden or HSV range; like the Maloo or Clubsport is

    Whereas one AMG is the same as the next; Walkinshaw Performance is giving Commodore owners the option of customising their SS Sedan Wagon or Ute by selecting from a range of "enhancements" such as the inter-cooled supercharger or suspension or exhaust or brake upgrades.. which they can do when they order their new car without the risk of voiding their new car warranty

    As it says in the article "All of this will cost you $43,990 - on top of the purchase cost of an SS-V Sportwagon base vehicle." That's the difference





  • Dave says,
    5 years ago
    Great looking wagon.Makes me wonder if Holden, will bring back the 'nostril' grill from tbe VR to VX Commodores when the VE gets updated.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    I doubt it. The Nostril Grille is from the Pontiac G8 - Holden have released a special edition SS with the Pontiac Grliie in order to get rid of excess parts/panels etc.. production of which will come to an end at the end of March.
  • Godspeed says,
    5 years ago
    Don't know about the value equation but I think there will still be takers for this.

    It's an interesting exercise though of course it's not for everyone. Part of its appeal is its sleeper looks (well if you ordered it in black or grey). I'm still not a fan of the bonnet vents or Pontiac grille.

    I'd still fancy a VE series 1 Senator or GTS with the Walkinshaw performance mods though!

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