If, while mourning the late Pontiac G8, you wondered what a 600-horsepower G8 station wagon would look like, your answer has arrived. Walkinshaw Performance recently got its hands on a Holden Commodore SS-V Special Edition — which utilizes the Pontiac’s front fascia — and tuned it to its heart’s content.
To create the monster wagon, Walkinshaw Performance added a supercharger and a water-to-air intercooler to the SS-V’s already potent 6.0-liter V-8, and topped it off with a low-pressure exhaust. The combination is reportedly good for 600 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Walkinshaw says it can fit this package to any other Holden VE model, including the Statesmen, Caprice, and Ute.
The price of a fully completed SS-V Superwagon is AUS $43,990 ($40,200 U.S.). Remarkably, Walkinshaw warrants its parts for the duration of the car’s original warranty, meaning owners can have their brand-new vehicles tuned and retain a full three years of coverage.
If the Superwagon is overkill for your tastes, Walkinshaw also offers other tuning packages for the VE line. Items range from a simple cold air intake to new camshafts. Packages start at AUS $3590 ($3300 U.S.) and go up from there.
Source: Walkinshaw Performance