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2016 Holden Commodore VF-Series II Marks The End Of An Era

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Holden has revealed to everyone the final Australian-Built Commodore, the VF-Series II.

 

The new Commodore, which will go on sale this October, gets some minor changes to the exterior such as a new grille, front bumper, headlights, and taillights. The big changes come under the hood.

 

Commodore SS and trims above it get the 6.2L LS3 V8 with 304kW of power and 570Nm of torque (about 407 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque). A six-speed manual and six-speed automatic are available on the sedan and Ute, while the Sportswagon gets the automatic only. Holden has made sure the V8 makes an excellent exhaust note thanks to a bi-modal exhaust system and a sound enhancer.

 

The suspension has been retuned for sharper handling and increased comfort, while the SSV Redline gets Brembo brakes on all corners.

 

“We made a commitment to keep this iconic car exciting and relevant for Australian motorists, and that is exactly what we have done. This is the vehicle that our Commodore customers have been asking for,” said Mark Bernhard, Chairman and Managing Director of Holden.

 

“Holden’s design, engineering and manufacturing teams have produced the best Commodore ever - a vehicle that truly lives up to its reputation and one that the entire company is incredibly proud of."

 

Source: Holden

 


 

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We never got the the Pontiac GTO up here in Canada. So...for me...

 

Ill take a Monaro CV8/Pontiac GTO with the LS2...

 

Pictured below is a Vauxhaul VXR...Id be happy with this version too...supercharged LS2 @ 500 horsepower/500 ft. lbs torque

 

The 500/500 club seems to be more rare for a sporty coupe, even by today's standards.

The 400/400 club is a dime a dozen...

So...in retrospect, Id take Vauxhaul VXR instead...

 

Hmmmmmmm.....

 

:scratchchin:

 

 

Yes...

Yes...Im sure.

 

But in LHD...a-and the Vauxhaul badges and fascias remain...1a015__Vauxhall-Monaro_VXR_2005_800x600_

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I wonder what will happen to the V8 Supercar Series in Australia once Ford and Holden pull up their stakes and leave?

 

My thinking on that is that series would continue on and follow along on the same lines as the Nissan Altima - body on top of a racing chassis.

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