Holden Pulls the Cover Off its Commodore Director, Motorsport, and Magnum Special Editions
If you’re not familiar with the Commodore sedan, it’s basically just the Chevy SS that’s sold in the United States, but with a Holden badge on the front end.
And like the Chevy SS, this will be the final year of production for the rear-wheel drive Commodore because General Motors will be closing down its Elizabeth plant. The Commodore nameplate will continue to live on, but it will be a front-wheel-drive model imported from Germany. So, in order to celebrate the end of the RWD Commodore era, Holden has revealed three new special edition vehicles for the Australian and New Zealand markets, but production will be limited to just 1,800 units total.
The three new Commodores will be the Motorsport Edition, Director, and Magnum Limited Edition. All three models will come equipped with a LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine, as well as a track-focused brake package and 20-inch split forged wheels that come wrapped in high performance tires.
The Motorsport Edition, which will be limited to 1,200 vehicles, pays tribute to the Commodore’s successful racing history. This version of the Commodore is based on the SS-V Redline sedan, which explains why it’s offered with red mirror scalps, distinctive red trimmed wheels, and red DRL surrounds.
The Director model will be even more exclusive. Only 360 examples will be produced and each one will feature a black roof, hood vents, and paddle shifters. This elegant model is based on the Calais V sedan and pays tribute to the later Peter Brock, who is the man credited with making this vehicle. In addition, the Director and Motorsport Edition will both feature GM’s Magnetic Ride Control system, making them the first Holden vehicles to do so.
Even more exclusive, the Magnum will be limited to only 240 vehicles. This special edition model celebrates the final year of ute production in the land down under. The automaker claims that the new Magnum Limited Edition will be the fastest and most capable Holden ute in the history of the company. Notable features found on this model include a hard tonneau cover, distinctive Magnum decals, and heated performance front seats.
Holden is urging fans of the rear-wheel drive Commodore to visit dealerships quickly if they hope to snatch up one of these special edition vehicles, because just like the Chevy SS, once the last one is sold they will quickly become collector’s items in each of their respective countries.
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