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Holden introduces three Limited Edition Commodores; now with MRC

HOLDEN LIMITIED EDITION COMMODORES




Holden has unveiled not one, but THREE new Limited Edition Commodores as a final send off for the local hero before local production at the company’s Elizabeth Plant in South Australia comes to and end on Oct 7.

According to Holden, the three new limited edition Commodores was created as a result of a secret skunkworks type project and 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.

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The three models include the SS-V Redline based Motorsport Edition, the Calais V based Director and the SS-V Redline ute based Magnum.

Holden’s Limited Editions Lead Development Engineer, Daniel Pinnuck, said the three Limited Editions used additional technology to squeeze even greater performance from Commodore and position one of Australia’s favourite vehicles as the most capable in General Motors globally.

“Motorsport Edition, Director and Magnum have developed from a Holden team passion project into road-going homages to our people and our rich heritage. They blend performance and technology to create the most capable Commodores we’ve ever built,” said Mr. Pinnuck.

“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.

“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”.

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Leveraging the wealth of knowledge and content used in the global Zeta vehicle program, including on Camaro and Chevrolet SS, Holden engineers have employed 3.25kg lighter ‘floating disc’ front and rear cross-drilled rotors, an engine and transmission cooling package and 20-inch split wheels and tyres, ensuring the three Limited Editions are as unique under the skin as on the surface.

The Motorsport Edition and Director come with a driver mode control system including the first Holden badged Magnetic Ride Control, system which, using three distinct settings (Tour, Sport and Performance), gives drivers the options to switch between different suspension tunes depending on the scenario.

The Magnetic Ride Control, system employs a suspension position sensors on each corner of the vehicle to read road conditions and adjust dampers up to 100 times a second to ultimately give drivers greater ride comfort and superior handling.

HOLDEN MOTORSPORT EDITION RED

Motorsport Edition takes track performance to another level with the use of a high-rate subframe 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, further moving the sports ute into track territory rather than workhorse.

Just 1,200 Motorsports, 360 Directors and 240 Magnums Limited Edition Commodores will be built, all individually numbered with unique option codes.

The Motorsport Edition comes with a range of styling enhancements, including Red DRL surrounds, red mirror scalps* and unique red lined 20-inch forged alloy wheels.

Key features of the Motorsport Edition:

  • 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

* mirror scalps red or black depending on body colour

HOLDEN COMMODORE DIRECTOR

Based on the Calais V sedan, the Director adds a black roof, paddle shifters and bonnet vents and stands as a tribute to the original Director created by the late Peter Brock.

Key features of the Director:

  • 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

Inspired by the original Magnum developed by Holden Dealer Team in 1983, the Magnum comes with heated performance front seats, hard tonneau cover and unique decals.

HOLDEN COMMODORE MAGNUM FRONT

Key features of the Magnum:

  • 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 (Excluding on-road costs):
Motorsport Edition – manual                                                 $61,790
Motorsport Edition – automatic                                             $63,990
Director – automatic                                                                $63,990
Magnum – manual                                                                   $59,290
Magnum – automatic                                                              $61,490

Customers are encouraged to visit their local Holden dealer or visit the Holden Limited Editions webpage and register their interest.

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