IT?S billed as Australia?s most powerful wagon and claimed to crack 100km/h in less than five seconds, making it just as quick but even more commodious than BMW?s wacky X6 M or the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
And with a blown 450kW/770Nm 6.0-litre Chevrolet V8 motivating it we?re not about to argue.
Meet the latest creation from Melbourne tuning house Walkinshaw Performance, based on Holden?s Pontiac G8-look SS-V Sportwagon Special Edition: the WP ?Superwagon?.
Built to showcase a new go-fast product line-up aimed directly at Holden customers, the Superwagon comes with performance upgrades now available for the entire V8-powered VE Commodore sedan, wagon, ute, Statesman and Caprice model range.
The highlight is a red-finished WP190 Supercharger kit that extracts up to 450kW of power and a wholesome 770Nm of torque from Holden?s 6.0-litre Gen 4 Chevrolet V8 - and comes standard with a no-cost drivetrain warranty, extending for the balance of Holden?s three-year/100,000km new-car warranty.
Developed by the Clayton-based aftermarket company of global motorsport baron Tom Walkinshaw, who owns HSV, the VE Superwagon and its Holden-specific performance parts follow the release last month of WP?s HSV-based ?E2 Supercar?.