Camaro overtakes Commodore in supercar 2022

Decades after fighting the blue oval at the Australian racetrack, Holden Commodore will be replaced by GM’s Camaro to take over the Ford Mustang in the 2022 supercar season.

General Motors confirmed its intention to stay in the touring car series as Red Lion prepares for the final Bathurst 1000 before the iconic Australian brand “retires.”

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which races in the supercar Gen3, will face the Ford Mustang, where DJR Pensuke star Scott McLaughlin has won the last three championships.

Supercar boss Sean Seamer said the new vehicle is closer to the road car and has a variety of new design features.

“We are excited to bring a new race car design to the track in 2022,” he said.

“The car retains its own V8 engine format to ensure it’s fast and loud, but it’s” hybrid-ready “and closer to the base road car.

“These are race cars that look great, nodding to the supercars of the past, paying as much attention to the design and appearance of the car as the new technology.”

The Triple Eight, led by legendary seven-time champion Jamie Wincup, will switch from the Commodores to the Camaro.

The Commodores will remain on the supercar grid next season, but not an official ability, General Motors will retire Holden later this year.

Christian Aquilina, Managing Director of Australia at General Motors, said:

“There is no more Holden, but we hope to bring Camaro to the stage and welcome a whole new generation of fans.”

-Use AAP

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