STRONG CHEVROLET PRESENCE EXPECTED FOR AUSTIN 400
Friday 22nd March, 2013 12:00amAuthor: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©
Chevrolet will become the V8 Supercars Championship’s unofficial fifth manufacturer when the Australian category takes to the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas, this May.
The Austin event marks an opportunity for parent company General Motors to leverage the relationship between the sister Holden and Chevrolet brands, which will soon see Holden’s VF Commodore go on sale in the USA as the Chevrolet SS.
The Chevrolet bow-tie was last seen in V8 Supercars at Bahrain in 2008, when Todd Kelly’s Holden Racing Team entry was re-badged as the kingdom’s then local export version of the Commodore VE, the Chevrolet Lumina.
A similar arrangement also saw the Walkinshaw-run Holden of Rick Kelly compete with Buick branding in Shanghai, China, in 2005.
V8 Supercars has already shipped its Holden Commodore VF-bodied Car of the Future prototype to Austin, where it is being used to promote the race. It is dressed with Chevrolet badgework.
A Holden Motor Sport spokesman told Speedcafe.com that a firm decision on its marketing plans with Chevrolet for Texas is yet to be made and that nothing is currently being ruled out.
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