Holden to Release Three New Car based on SS V Redline Platform

by SpeedLux
2017 holden commodore limited editions, based on SS V Redline Platform

Holden has recently revealed its upcoming three hot wheels. The company will release three limited edition Commodores who will celebrate the Australian Muscle Legacy. These were confirmed just a week after the brand announced the end date of its local manufacturing within this year. The trio will be based on SS V Redline Sedan dubbed “The Motorsport.”

It will be a tribute to “King of Mountain,” the title that stemmed from 24 Bathurst 100 chequered flag and got the name, Commodore.  These three beastly beauties will be:

  • The Motorsport
  • Director
  • Magnum

The MotorSport

2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport Limited Edition

2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport Limited Edition

There will be 1200 units built for Australian buyers with the addition of 151 extra units based on Taswan Kiwi Cousins. It will hit the road for $62,000 (manual) and $63,500 (auto), an increase of almost $7500 as compared to the usual price tag of SS V Redline Sedans.

Enticing Features

The basic design tweaks will be a Phantom Black Roof, Black Boot Lid Spoiler, and 20 inch Black Alloy Rims. There won’t be any amazing changes for power as the car will be powered by a 6.2 liter LS3 V8 that will produce 304 Horsepower and 570 Torque.

An interesting addition is the magnetic ride control suspension system and driving control. The magnetic ride system (used by HSV) will adjust dampers up to 100 times per second. This will achieve smooth ride with less body roll. This is topped with the Four Piston Brembo brake packaged featuring cross drilled discs with two rotors at front.

Better Cooling System

The upcoming Commodores will also feature improved engine and transmission cooking making the Motorsport GM Level 3 Track capable. Besides, it’s one of the most tack friend cars that competes Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro, and Cadillac CTS.  These may be the best equipped and fastest Commodores ever produced.


2017 Holden Commodore Magnum Limited Edition

2017 Holden Commodore Magnum Limited Edition

The Magnum will be a tribute to WB Statesman Magnum built by Peter Brock’s HDT Special Vehicles back in 1983. Only 240 Magnums will be produced for Australian buyers, while New Zealand gets 51 units of its own. It will also pay tribute to Kiwi Supercar Legend Greg Murphy. Magnum will be a sedan tuned FE3 rear suspension, improved front seats, custom instrument panel, magnum badge and the hard Tonneau Cover.

It will also get an upgraded engine and brake system and will hit the road for $59,500 for manual and $61,500 for auto. This shows an increase of $8,500 from the former price tags.


2017 Holden Commodore Director Limited Edition

2017 Holden Commodore Director Limited Edition

The heaviest hitter here! Director is a note to Peter Brock and his bitter divorce with Holden that happened 30 years ago. It explains the name of this beauty at least. The Brock family was contacted by the company to approve its name. Going to the specs, it’s based on Calias V and will hit the road for $63,500 auto, no manual version.  There will be 360 units produced for Australian buyers only.

It will feature a black rood, paddle shifters, hood vents. This will be paired with cooling improves, brake package, and magnetic suspension shared with the Motorsport.

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