V8 driver Aaron McGill's VE Commodore which he races in the V8 Supercar Development Series.
V8 driver Aaron McGill's VE Commodore which he races in the V8 Supercar Development Series. Jake Jones

No run-of-the-mill Commodore revs into town

AARON McGill's 2007 VE Commodore is more than your run-of-the-mill Holden.

In fact, the only parts of the car which are genuinely from the VE are the front doors, bonnet, boot lid and the bumper.

Of course, McGill is not your run-of-the-mill driver.

He takes this car on to the track as part of the V8 Supercar Development Series.

On track this weekend for the Townsville 500, McGill stopped into Gladstone on Monday as part of his trip to the north.

He showed off the V8 Supercar to anyone who wanted a look, sharing the secrets of the beast and a little insight into how much it costs to have a run in the series.

"It is one of the last Larry Perkins-built cars, I have had two in my career," he said.

That means it came from the Kelly brothers Todd and Rick, who would have had it as a new car for the main V8 Supercar Series.

"It costs anywhere from $25,000-$35,000 for an engine rebuild, $4 a litre for fuel and a cheap car is $120,000," McGill said.



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