IT’S official: Holden’s VF Commodore is the most successful car to have competed across all eras of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Jamie Whincup’s triumph in Race 18 at the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint notched up the model’s 104th championship race win, moving it one race clear of its elder sister the VE Commodore.
They are the only models to notch up 100 championship race victories in Supercars history, but the VF reached triple figures much faster. Its 100th victory came in its 141 race start, 39 less than the VE, while it took just four years and three days to hit the tonne, almost two years less than the VE.
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Holden’s decision to shut down its local manufacturing operations in October 2017 means the VF will also be the last Australian-designed Commodore body style to appear on the Supercars grid, with the new European-sourced ZB…