Red Bull Holden became the first Supercar team this season to unveil their 2017 contender with the official launch of the new car taking place at GM Holden’s headquarters in Melbourne.
Along with the unveiling of the new car, courtesy of six-time Supercars champion Jamie Whincup and reigning series champion Shane van Gisbergen, came the unveiling of the dynamic new partnership between Red Bull, Holden and Triple Eight Race Engineering, now known as the ‘Red Bull Holden Racing Team’.
“It’s a big change for the team this year, but a very exciting one,” said Shane van Gisbergen. “The history of the Holden brand in Australian touring cars is pretty awesome, so to be a Holden manufacturer driver is pretty special, for it to tie in with Red Bull and Triple Eight is even better."
The new matte livery takes a fresh block colour approach to combine two icons of Australian motorsport and represent the new partnership behind Supercars’ sole factory-backed Holden squad. Triple Eight Race Engineering Managing Director Roland Dane was thrilled to finally have the new look revealed in full…
“It is great to finally have the cover off the car and be able to show off what is, in my honest opinion, a superb livery,” he said. “A lot of work has gone into this, not only with the Red Bull guys and girls in Australia and in Austria but also with Peter Hughes in the GM Holden design team and Simon McNamara. It's been a real collaboration, and I'd personally like to thank everyone involved across Holden, Red Bull and Triple Eight in creating this livery.”