The Sandman V6 TT cuts first Bathurst laps

The Red Bull Holden Sandman V6 TT has finally cut its highly-anticipated maiden laps of the Mt Panorama circuit ahead of this weekend’s 2017 edition of the Bathurst 1000.

The Sandman has been the test car for the development of Holden’s 3.6 litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine this year, which will make its competitive debut in the Next-Generation Commodore in 2019.

Four-time Bathurst winner, Greg Murphy, was the man behind the wheel for the Sandman V6 TT’s first outing at the 6.213km home of Australian motorsport.

“If you’re going to launch the Sandman V6 TT for the first time to the Australian public, what better place to do it than right here in Bathurst,” said Murphy.

“The noise inside the car was certainly different, it was a lot louder and tougher than I expected. The throttle response and driveability of the engine was awesome as well.”

Holden 3.6 litre V6 engine

  • Twin turbochargers
  • 650BHP
  • 7,500 max RPM
  • 1-100km/h 3.4 seconds, top speed TBC…
  • Formula 1-inspired Fly By Wire electronic throttle control
  • Air-to-Air Intercoolers
  • Pneumatic Wastegate control


  • Chassis 888-032 raced by Jamie Whincup in 2013, retired after Winton
  • Eight race wins and 11 pole positions
  • Unique Holden-designed body
  • Hand built by Triple Eight Race Engineering

The Sandman V6 TT returns to the track throughout the weekend, don’t miss your chance to witness a piece of Australian motorsport history.

Sandman V6 TT on-track Bathurst schedule:

  • Friday 6 October – 11.25AM
  • Saturday 7 October – 11.15AM
  • Sunday 8 October – 7.05AM