The car was designed to participate in Australia's V8 Supercar touring car category and first entered the category in 1999 as a replacement for the VS Commodore race car.
The VT Commodore raced in V8 Supercars as Holden Racing Team's manufacturer entry from 1998 to 2000 and scored a championship victory in all 3 seasons.
After the introduction of the new VX Commodore race car, the VT Commodore participated as a privateer entry until the 2002 season.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
- The MHRT VT Commodore featured in Need for Speed: High Stakes was driven by Craig Lowndes and won the 1999 Australian Touring Car Championship.
- The 1999 #1 Mobil 1 Holden Racing Team VT Commodore appears on some box art covers of Need for Speed: High Stakes released in Australia.