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Holden confirms factory-developed Colorado for 2018 SuperUtes

The single rendering released offers a taste of what a race-prepped Colorado SuperUte will look like.

Holden has announced today that the Colorado ute will be lining up on the SuperUtes grid in 2018 with a factory-developed racer.

Just a single rendering has been released for now, but it offers a taste of what a race-prepped Colorado SuperUte will look like.

Under the dual-cab body will be CAMS control components such as roll cage, ECU, gearbox, rear axle assembly, diff, brakes, tyres, springs and dampers. 

The 2.8-litre, turbocharged diesel engine has also been tweaked to 340bhp (253kW) and 500lb/ft (677Nm), but limited in the name of parity.

Replacing the current V8 ute series that consists of just Ford's Falcon and Holden's Commodore, SuperUtes has opened the playing field which will see six different manufacturers represented in a 32-car line-up.

The SuperUtes were meant to hit the track this year while slowly phasing out the V8 utes.

However, due to building delays, the first SuperUtes were only revealed a few months ago at the Supercar event held at Townsville with racing set to start next year.

The series will consist of eight rounds that will see the utes race at the Adelaide 500, Darwin Triple Crown, Townsville 400, Ipswich SuperSprint, Sydney SuperSprint, Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600 and Newcastle 500.

Currently, the first Colorado is being constructed by Ross Stone Racing who have already built a Ford Ranger for the series.

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