PRE ORDER – RED BULL RACING AUSTRALIA – PROJECT SANDMAN TRIBUTE EDITION 1:18

PRE ORDER – RED BULL RACING AUSTRALIA – PROJECT SANDMAN TRIBUTE EDITION 1:18

B18601A

Available for pre order only. ETA at listing: 1st quarter 2010
Please Note: Price and ETA are correct at listing but are subject to change without notice

$299.00

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Project Sandman was the ultimate tribute to a Holden that held a special place in the hearts and minds of Australia’s car-loving population.

2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the 1974 release of Holden’s Sandman, a special version of its panel van aimed directly at the youth market, a car that perfectly complemented Australia’s beach-bound lifestyle.

To mark the occasion, Holden-backed Supercars Championship team Triple Eight Race Engineering created the Project Sandman Tribute Edition, revealed on the eve of that year’s Gold Coast 600.

The project had started in April 2014, Triple Eight working in conjunction with the GM Holden Design Department. On the outside it looked every bit the panel van it paid homage to – right down to a pair of carbon fibre surfboards on the roof!

But beneath the bodywork lurked a real, pure-bred racing machine. Underpinning the Sandman exterior was one of Triple Eight’s former race cars; in fact, it was the chassis of the very Holden Commodore VF that Jamie Whincup had raced to eight victories during the 2013 championship season!

“We’re here after six months of development to reveal our secret project and what an honour to be a part of a Tribute Edition Sandman and have it race around the track this weekend,” Whincup said at the time. “The heart and soul of the car is a V8 Supercar and it’s an absolute rocket!”

Despite its retro styling, the former race car had also received a couple of technical upgrades. Gone was the sequential gearshift lever, replaced by paddles on the back of the steering wheel. The throttle cable was also replaced by an F1-inspired electronic fly-by-wire arrangement.

The original 5.0-litre Supercars-spec engine was also soon replaced by a 5.7-litre unit capable of producing over 700 horsepower, with a range of guests having the opportunity to belt in alongside Triple Eight drivers for hot laps in the impressive beast.

Key Features:

  • Sealed body resin model
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Premium packaging
  • Limited in edition

Available for pre order only. ETA at listing: 1st quarter 2010
Please Note: Price and ETA are correct at listing but are subject to change without notice

This model is a future release and is still in development. Product images may may be of a prototype, a real image of the product to be replicated or an illustrative example and may differ from the final deliverable product.

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