Walkinshaw WP Series II Supercar Revealed At Australian International Motor Show

Mike Stevens | Oct 15, 2010

WP SERIES II SUPERCAR

Walkinshaw Performance, a part of HSV-owner Tom Walkinshaw's business stable, has today unveiled its new WP Series II Supercar at the Australian International Motor Show.

Based on the 2011 Holden Commodore Series II SS, the WP Series II Supercar is fitted with an Edelbrock E Force supercharger.

Through the combination of Holden's 260kW V8 and the Edelbrock supercharger, the WP Series II Supercar produces a huge 460kW and 780Nm of torque. Of that, 700Nm is available as low as 3000rpm.

“Today’s unveiling is the culmination of a real break through year for Walkinshaw Performance, with the introduction of new products and an industry-first driveline warranty”, Walkinshaw Performance CEO Craig Wilson said.

“The package is the result of hundreds of hours of testing, refinement and discussions between the WP team and our suppliers to bring to market a truly unique product”.

Limited to just 23 examples in honour of the original 'Walky' debut in Sydney 23 years ago, the WP Series II Supercar features an all-new front and rear brake pakage, with six piston calipers at both ends clamping on 378mm rotors up front and 365mm rotors out back.

Handling is improved thanks to upgraded and recalibrated suspension developed with Bilstein, and a full three-inch bi-modal exhaust system is also featured.

On the styling front, the WP Series II Supercar gets a carbon fibre front lip spoiler and embroidered WP headrests, along with WP-branded sill plates and arm rests.

A specially-commissioned Rockford Fosgate audio system features inside.

Pricing

WP Series II Supercar packages begin at $99,990 (including the cost of a Holden Commodore Series II SS).

Price of the Walkinshaw Performance Series II Supercar showcar as displayed is $117,760.

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  • Godspeed says,
    4 years ago
    No doubting the performance credentials whatsoever, but to me it looks far too plain, and in using the SS as the donor car (and not even the SS-V with projector headlamps?) the overall product (talking about the exterior, not the engine bay!) looks a bit low-grade. I know it kind of adds to the WPII's sleeper appeal, but if I was spending this amount on a Walkie I'd like it to be a bit more differentiated...
    • harlem says,
      4 years ago
      I'm with you mate. Seems that they started the body kit with the bonnet and forgot to go down back. The original Walky was distinct for being in your face with its body kit and to this day, like it or not, its one of the wildest looking Aust cars ever released - this doesnt get close to that.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    4 years ago
    Sure its based on the SS Howeve;r the original VL Walkie was based on the Executive.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    4 years ago
    Although it would be interesting to see what a VE would look like with the VL Walkinshaw Whale Tail
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    4 years ago
    The reason for the Bonnet Bulge is because its WPs way of paying homage to the VL Walkinshaw which also had a Bonnet Bulge [remember].. Its the same reason the VE-23 doesn't have leather Interior
  • says,
    4 years ago
    Looks to me like the Supercharger is just an Edelbrock E-Force that's been re-badged to look like it was created by Walkinshaw. The kit retails for approx $6K USD. I question the higher price tag even with the custom badging and brake upgrade. If they're warrantying the driveline, what has been upgraded there as well?

  • Bj mahina says,
    2 years ago
    I have one of these beauties and worth every cent ! Being a sleeper gives the added advantage I can sleep of a night not worrying who's trying to get into my garage to get it! As 1 of my friends said after being a passenger THIS CAR IS SEX ON WHEELS wink

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