HOLDEN VF COMMODORE
V8 SUPERCAR COTF
HOLDEN RACING TEAM
#2 DRIVERS: GARTH TANDER / WARREN LUFF
2016 WILSON SECURITY SANDOWN 500 WINNER (THE LAST HRT WIN)
LIMITED EDITION OF 140 PIECES - RELEASED MAR 2019
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the 1:12 Scale Holden Racing Team VF Commodore driven by Garth Tander and Warren Luff to win the 2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500.
In what was perhaps the biggest news to come out of the 2016 Supercars championship season, Holden announced that it would no longer be supporting the Walkinshaw Racing run Holden Racing Team in 2017, instead opting to send its funding and the ’official factory team’ title to the Triple Eight Race Engineering run Red Bull Racing Australia. It was a move that created mass headlines and significant backlash from the HRT faithful but at the end of the day the deal was done and there were still races to contest for the remainder of the 2016 season.
The Wilson Security Sandown 500 was one of those races. Dubbed the ‘Retro Round’ by the Supercars body, many teams up and down pitlane embraced the history of the sport or their teams by running retro styled liveries or uniforms. HRT bucked the trend and arrived with the same livery they had run all year, clearly opting to focus on their results on track rather than the celebrations around it. It worked.
After starting the race in P2, Tander and Luff took out the iconic race with the front guard of their car hanging off and Red Bull Racing Australia’s Shane van Gisbergen finishing fast, closing the final gap to 0.34 seconds. The win added a Sandown 500 victory to an already long list of achievements for Garth Tander and history will show that the result would also mark the last win for that era of the Holden Racing Team, a fitting finish given only Mark Skaife represented the team more times than Tander.
This 1:12 Scale replica is a really impressive size. It roughly measures over 40cm from front to rear, around 17 cm from mirror to mirror and around 12cm from wheel to roof. You can appreciate the large scale in the images of the 1:12 sitting next to a 30cm ruler to highlight the sheer size of this model.
Other than the sheer beauty of the size of this model, there are numerous additional features worth noting. They include using injection moulded glass housings for added strength and accuracy, photo etched parts, detailed brakes, wheels and we have also included the hamburger camera on the roof along with GPS tracker on the boot. Despite the model being produced in sealed body resin (in order to maintain an affordable price point for collectors) there has been no expense spared in replicating the interior cockpit. The interior detail includes full decoration, faithfully replicated seat and painted interior characteristics along with fabric seat harness and window netting.
It’s also important to note that the model will be produced with the rear wing as a separate piece to avoid damage during shipping. Once removed from the packaging, the separate rear wing easily sits in the two designated anchor points on the boot to complete the look of the model.
This model will be produced in an exclusive limited edition with the number to be set based on pre-orders received and presented in deluxe packaging along with a commemorative flyer and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. It’s an amazing collectors piece and one that shouldn’t be missed, especially for fans of the Holden Racing Team.