Holden Commodore VFII with 413 PS V8 6.2-liter LS3 engine

Holden Commodore formally launched VFII, which is the final thorough modernization of this sequence earlier than ending its manufacturing on Australian soil. With regard to its lengthy custom that started within the second half of the seventies, the Holden Commodore is without doubt one of the most conventional representatives of the Australian automotive production.

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The newest version of Commodore VFII represents a radical modernization generation VF, provided since 2013, based on official supplies of probably the most highly effective, quickest and naturally probably the most fashionable in your entire historical past of its mannequin vary. Holden Commodore VFII may be recognized due to new entrance, the place the primary position-performed by new headlights and rear lights together with a newly designed bumpers.

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Probably the most change, however, happened below the hood. On the decrease finish of the availability powertrain is forked six-cylinder three.zero-liter, which has an output of 185 kW (252 hp) and 290 Nm of torque The middle of the menu, which could have variations SV6, Calais and Calais V, is a six-cylinder engine with a capability of three.6 l 210 kW (286 hp) and torque of 350 Nm. The spotlight in quite a lot of powertrains Commodore VFII, roaring within the sporty SS, SSV, SSV Redline and splendid Caprice V, the 6.2-liter LS3 V8. The eight-cylinder engine presents power 304 kW (413 hp) and 570 Nm of torque.

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By default, it is going to be LS3 V8 Commodore VFII coupled with a six-pace guide gearbox, which permits the large sedan to speed up from zero to one hundred km / h in four.9 s, however at an additional price, it will likely be changed with six-pace automated transmission. In addition to modifying the design and number of powertrain had been additionally remodeling chassis, related primarily with larger efficiency eight-cylinder engine, which enhances the exhaust system with a mechanical amplifier sound that may be managed through the multimedia system within the automobile’s interior.

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PRESS RELEASE

  • Holden reveals most powerful Commodore ever built – 37 years in the making
  • Commodore VFII V8 models boast new, more powerful 6.2-litre LS3 engine
  • Bi-modal exhaust and mechanical sound enhancer standard on all V8 sports models
  • Front and rear Brembo brakes standard for top of the range SS V Redline
  • Commodore VFII developed and engineered for Australian conditions in numerous locations including Phillip Island, Alpine Ranges and the Surf Coast

Today, Holden has taken the covers off the quickest, most powerful, most advanced Commodore ever built, the Commodore VFII.

VFII introduces a new 6.2-litre LS3 engine to all V8 models, along with numerous upgrades including bi-modal exhaust, mechanical sound enhancer and all-new styling cues.

Making its debut at a special, custom-built Commodore Gallery at the brand’s headquarters in Port Melbourne, Holden today celebrated 37 years of Commodore by bringing together more than 30 Commodores, from one of the very first 1978 VB Commodores, to concepts, exports and motorsport heroes, illustrating the history and evolution of Australia’s favourite car.

The 2016 Commodore VFII is equipped with the powerful LS3 6.2-litre V8 engine and delivers 304kW of power and an exhilarating 570Nm of torque, ensuring that this is the quickest Commodore ever.

An engine of this caliber deserves a pure V8 soundtrack, so Holden engineers developed a distinct and fitting engine sound; the result of endless hours of local testing and courtesy of a newly introduced bi-modal exhaust with unique Holden designed “Baillie Tip” and mechanical sound enhancer.

Building on the performance of the LS3 V8 engine, Holden’s track focused, top of the range, SSV Redline sees the introduction of Brembo brakes on all four wheels, providing exceptional braking performance under all conditions and specifically designed to perform under closed circuit and track day conditions.

Holden’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Bernhard, described the Commodore VFII as the culmination of nearly four decades of design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, combined with unrivalled Australian experience.

“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 Mr. Bernhard.

“Commodore VFII is powerful and refined, it will evoke emotion in its driver and exhibits all of the hallmarks Commodore has become renowned for over the years.

“Commodore represents 37-years of innovation, performance and technological advancements and has earned its place as Holden’s longest-standing and most successful nameplate.

“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.

“This is the reason Holden is committed to ensuring we will continue to have engineering and design input into Commodore, and every other Holden vehicle in our range, for generations to come.”

In addition to being the most powerful Commodore ever, VFII also boasts the exceptional refinement and handling that Holden has become famous for. Tuned at Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground and tested across Australia, VFII’s revised FE3 rear sports suspension increases ride comfort whilst retaining its sharp handling.

Holden’s Lead Development Engineer, Amelinda Watt, said the extensive development work combined with Holden’s Australian expertise ensured the new engine, sound and handling was unique and thrilling.

“The new 6.2-litre LS3 engine and its distinctive sound character is the result of years of hard work, testing, developing and evaluating this vehicle and I’m so proud of the end result,” said Ms. Watt.

“This is absolutely the best car we have ever engineered and we are confident we are giving all our customers a compelling reason to put the latest Commodore in their driveway. We know that they will enjoy driving VFII as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

The introduction of functional hood vents and fascia ducts were developed by Holden engineers with support from Melbourne’s Monash University wind tunnel, improving aerodynamics around the front corners of the vehicle.

Hood vents, a stunning new front fascia as well as the introduction of clear lens tail lamps on sedan models and new LED tail lamps on all Sportwagon models gives VFII a more aggressive exterior to match the LS3 V8 under the bonnet.

Commodore VFII goes on sale in October with demand for the unbridled V8 variant expected to be extremely strong. Customers wishing to register their interests can do so at their local Holden dealer or via the Holden website.

New Features to Commodore VFII Range

SV6

Passive entry / Passive start
New front fascia and grille
New 18 inch alloy wheels
New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)

SS

6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
Passive entry / Passive start
New front fascia and grille
New 18 inch alloy wheels
New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)
Performance brake option

SSV

6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
New front fascia and grille
Hood vents
Colour Head Up Display
New 19 inch alloy wheels
Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)
Performance brake option

SSV Redline

6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Bi-modal exhaust with mechanical sound enhancer
Rear Brembo brakes
New front fascia and grille
Hood vents
Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
New 20 inch forged wheel option
New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)

Calais

Heated front seats (with memory)
8 way power passenger seat
New 18 inch alloy wheels
Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
New decklid lettering
New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)

Calais V

Optional 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
New 19 inch alloy wheels
Clear lens on tail lamps (sedan only)
New decklid lettering
Limited Slip Diff (V8 models only)
New LED tail lamp (Sportwagon only)
Performance brake option (V8 models only)

Caprice V

6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine
Lip spoiler
New 19 inch alloy wheels
Single exhaust tips
Performance brake option

Colour Range

Slipstream Blue* (NEW) – available on all models (except Caprice V)
Empire Bronze* (NEW) – available on Evoke, Calais, Calais V and Caprice V only
Phantom Black*
Nitrate Silver*
Prussian Steel Grey*
Jungle Green* – available on sports models only
Some Like It Hot Red*
Heron White
Red Hot
Regal Peacock Green*

Holden’s Lifetime Capped Price Servicing, the largest of its kind in Australia, will also available on the Commodore VFII range rewarding customers with complete peace of mind.

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