Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar – Holden Racing Team #22 – 2015 Sydney Super Test – Driver: James Courtney
This model will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts other than the boot.
In years gone by, the V8 Supercars Test round at Eastern Creek at the beginning of the year was really just an excuse for the teams to get some much needed laps under their belt to assist in their preparations for the upcoming season, and for the fans to get up close and personal to their favourite teams and drivers. However, this year things were shaken up a little with the introduction of a new television broadcasting deal and approach to how the test day was run. Run over the 7th and 8th of February, the teams were required to unveil their new liveries and in addition to the testing, a whole-field shootout was arranged for the Sunday, all of which was televised live, a first for the event.
While the majority of the teams unveiled their liveries just before or on the Test Day, the Holden Racing Team had different ideas. Instead of revealing their traditional season livery that they would be running for the majority of the year, they unleashed a one-off, predominantly black, war paint specifically designed for the Test Day.
The imposing livery was met with much fanfare from HRT fans and V8 Supercar fans in general, with many claiming it to be one of the best looking HRT cars ever released – a big rap considering their long and illustrious history.