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Rumorpile: Holden Plans A Big Bang for the End of the Commodore

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The clocks tick down before the end of the rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore and Australian production. But Holden has plans to end it with a bang.

 

News Corp Australia has learned that GM has given the go-ahead on Holden using the LS9 V8 from the last-generation Corvette ZR1 for special edition model. Producing 600 horsepower, this limited edition will be the fastest Commodore ever built. The sedan will only come with a six-speed manual as an automatic wouldn't be able to handle all of the power on tap. HSV will be tasked with building this fast Commodore. The total production amount is said to be less than 250 sedans.

 

Holden declined to comment on this report.

 

Source: news.com.au


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:metal: That would ROCK! :metal:

 

So bigger question is could the SS also get a limited run of special Chevy SS Supercharged 600 ponies?

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Special editions are usually always done to cap off the product cycle.

 

Some of them are not really special, but value packages like Nissan's tried and true Special Edition thing they do in the last model year of a car.

 

Or it can be like the Ford Focus RS kind of deal, they would always develop the previous RS well into the model generation.

 

I mean they already make the LSA powered Commodore. So maybe they'll give it some Z/28 bits here and there and the more potent LS9. Alright....it'll be faster around a track than GT3's and Nissan GTR Nismo's.

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Why does GM always save the best for last?

 

Because it is the progression of marketing and odds are the next performance model not mentioned yet at Holden will be even better. 

 

It is not to secret that the C7 will get a mega car before they move to the C8. Word is it will have well over 700 HP. 

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Why does GM always save the best for last?

 

Because it is the progression of marketing and odds are the next performance model not mentioned yet at Holden will be even better. 

 

It is not to secret that the C7 will get a mega car before they move to the C8. Word is it will have well over 700 HP.

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I say that because of cars like the 1996 Impala SS, the 1988 Pontiac Fiero, and the 1987 Buick GNX all hit their stride on the last model year of production. GM could have kept making those cars, made a lot of money, and made a lot of customers happy.

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+1 ^^^^ I totally agree, GM should have continued to make those auto's for a couple more years.

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