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Limited Edition 2017 Holden Commodores revealed

Three limited-edition 2017 Holden Commodores have been revealed offering improved styling and performance… paying homage to Commodore greats of the past.

HOLDEN HAS REVEALED three limited-edition Commodore variants, the result, it says, “of a secret skunkworks type project”. The variants include the Motorsport Edition (1200), the Director (360), and the Magnum (240).

In a statement, Holden said, “Named in honour of an illustrious history in Australian motoring and in celebration of the people that have contributed so much to Commodore’s success over the years, the SS-V Redline based Motorsport Edition and Calais V based Director take performance and luxury to a higher plane, while the SS-V Redline ute based Magnum explores the unique ability of ‘Australia’s own sports car’.”

Holden’s Limited Editions Lead Development Engineer, Daniel Pinnuck, said “We had a great base with the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine but the addition of a Holden developed driver mode control system, featuring Magnetic Ride Control, adaptive suspension, for the sedans and the introduction of our track-focused FE3 suspension for the ute, have given these cars even more to offer.

Limited-edition Holden Commodore12

“We’ve also developed engine and transmission cooling packages to meet ‘GM level 3’ track performance, meaning Commodore now joins the likes of Corvette, Camaro and Cadillac CTS as among the most track-capable General Motors vehicles, among the most track-capable General Motors vehicles”.

Both the Motorsport and Director Edition, come with driver mode control including magnetic ride control which offers three settings: Tour, Sport and Performance. The “Motorsport Edition takes track performance to another level with the use of a high-rate sub-frame bush to improve driver confidence under maximum lateral and braking events.

Also with a focus on performance, Magnum now packs the same FE3 rear suspension tune seen on the SS-V Redline sedan”.

Motorsport Edition – Key Features

  • Driver mode control featuring Magnetic Ride Control, suspension, developed specifically for the Motorsport vehicles, offers three distinct settings: Tour, Sport and Performance
  • High rate rear sub-frame bush for improved confidence under maximum lateral and braking events
  • Cross-drilled brake rotors, front and rear – with charcoal Brembo calipers
  • Engine and transmission cooling packages
  • New performance front seats (heated)
  • Embroidered instrument panel
  • 20” Split forged alloy wheels/high performance tyres
  • Unique Motorsport Edition badging and decals
  • Unique lip spoiler (optional wing)
  • Phantom black roof
  • Individual vehicle numbering and unique build option code (KOM)
  • Commemorative presentation case
  • 1:18 Motorsport Edition Biante model

Director – Key Features – A tribute to Peter Brock

  • Driver mode control featuring Magnetic Ride Control suspension, developed specifically for the Motorsport vehicles, offers three distinct settings: Tour, Sport and Performance
  • Paddle shifters
  • Hood vents
  • Cross-drilled brake rotors, front and rear – with charcoal Brembo calipers
  • Engine and transmission cooling packages
  • New performance front seats (heated)
  • Embroidered instrument panel
  • 20” Split forged alloy wheels/high performance tyres
  • Unique Director badging and black highlights
  • Alloy pedals
  • Unique lip spoiler
  • Phantom black roof
  • Individual vehicle numbering and unique build option code (DIR)
  • Commemorative presentation case

Limited-edition Holden Commodore12

Magnum – Inspired by the original Magnum developed by Holden Dealer Team in 1983

  • Sedan-tune FE3 rear suspension – biased towards improved ride and handling
  • Cross-drilled brake rotors front and rear – with charcoal Brembo calipers
  • Engine and transmission cooling packages
  • Hard tonneau cover
  • New performance front seats
  • Embroidered instrument panel
  • 20” Split forged alloy wheels/high performance tyres
  • Unique Magnum badging and decals
  • Unique Magnum rear window graphic
  • Individual vehicle numbering and unique build option code (UTE)
  • Commemorative presentation case

PRICING

  • Motorsport Edition – manual – $61,790+ORC
  • Motorsport Edition – automatic – $63,990+ORC
  • Director – automatic – $63,990+ORC
  • Magnum – manual – $59,290+ORC 
  • Magnum – automatic – $61,490+ORC


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Azmodan
Azmodan
3 years ago

Not bad, but disappointed they didn’t offer some more herbs, a 335kW figure or so would have been nice and maybe shave 40-50kg off the Motrosport edition if they are fair dinkum.

Isaac Bober

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