The Bathurst 1000 (or Great Race, as it is now called) is a thousand kilometre touring car race held annually at Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. First held on 20 November 1960, entry was limited to standard, unmodified production saloons built or assembled in Australia. Now held exclusively for V8 Supercars, it is one of the most gruelling motorsport events on the world calendar - and over the years, Holden Racing Team have won no fewer than six V8 Supercar Drivers Championships, and five Bathurst 1000 titles. Their repeated success very much mirrors the VX Racing Team's successes here in the UK: one of the many reasons we feel such a close affinity with the very special commemorative Bathurst edition.
Harnessing the expertise of the Holden Race Team and the HSV race engineers, the VXR8 Bathurst Edition has been specifically developed to bring this unique driving experience to the road. Standard equipment includes fully adjustable Walkinshaw Performance coil-over Suspension, allowing you to personalise ride settings to suit your individual needs. We've also added a Performance Brake upgrade to the specification, fitting giant 6-piston front callipers and 4-piston rear callipers. It gives you a suspension and brake combination that puts you behind the wheel with technology that comes straight from the track, but specifically designed to deliver the ultimate performance on the road.
VXR8 BATHURST EDITION
In addition to the standard VXR8, Bathurst Edition models are fitted with the following additional equipment:
- Walkinshaw Performance Fully Adjustable Coilover suspension system
- Walkinshaw Performance 6 piston front and 4 piston rearing braking system.
- Unique exterior decals and stripes
- Individually numbered Bathurst identifier plaque
- Unique alloy-effect door sill covers
- Fog light protectors
Performance data (manufacturer's figures)
- 0-60mph: 4.9secs
- 50-70mph: 2.6secs (3rd gear)
The following Walkinshaw Performance upgrades are also available at extra cost:
- 572PS Supercharger - Bathurst S
- 20-inch V Design alloy wheels
- Bi-modal Sports exhaust system