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    2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review w/video

    2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review

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    Paul Maric
    20 January 2017

    It’s been a long time coming – after 38 years in production and over three million cars sold, local production of the Holden Commodore will come to an end this year. But, the Commodore won’t be quickly forgotten with three very special limited editions announced today, and we’ve driven them.


    The 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport will sit in a sedan body modelled on the SS-V Redline. The Director will also be a sedan, but modelled off the Calais V. The final special edition will be the Magnum, which was designed to offer performance above and beyond the SS-V Redline ute.

    Kicking off the price range will be the Magnum, starting from $59,290 (plus on-road costs) for the six-speed manual, with the six-speed automatic an extra $2200. That’s a $8300 premium over the SS-V Redline ute.

    Next up is the Motorsport, which is priced from $61,790 (plus on-road costs) for the six-speed manual, and an extra $2200 for the six-speed automatic. That’s a $7300 premium over the SS-V Redline manual.

    Finally, the Director will only be available with a six-speed automatic and is priced from $63,940 (plus on-road costs), which is $8000 above the Calais V V8.

    Limited is exactly what all three will be, with only 1200 Motorsports being produced (with an additional 151 for New Zealand – a nod to Greg Murphy’s car number and the grade of wool used on the floor (just kidding)).

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    According to Drive, they're already all accounted for. I have to say, there's not a few HSV Blacks around that are good buying at the same $$$$ with a bit 'more'. I think these cars won't especially be more collectible than a stock LS3 SS-V Redline. There's bound to be more 'special editions' as the year rolls along. Nice, but, even with the old HSV pattern wheels. Director is tempting, just because of the name.

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    I'm still waiting for the 3.6 V6 6M wagon with FR1 suspension, LSD, nudge bar and vacationer badging.

    +free weather sheilds of course.
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    Come back in 3 years when they are coming off lease

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    I'm still waiting for the 3.6 V6 6M wagon with FR1 suspension, LSD, nudge bar and vacationer badging.

    +free weather sheilds of course.
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    Final suppler order numbers would be known by now and Holden has probably laid down the path to the end.
    The run to the finish is now mapped out, so get in ad buy a little piece of history before they're all gone.

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    Can anybody get part numbers for those cross-drilled rotors? I want those for my SS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun G8 View Post
    Can anybody get part numbers for those cross-drilled rotors? I want those for my SS!!
    PBR probably sell them, but DBA also make them - I have DBA 4000 one-piece vented rotors on my car front and rear. They run very cool, pad life is excellent. The 5000 series are alloy-hatted, and also have 'kangaroo paw' cooling vents.

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    I find these very underwhelming. Obviously the parts bins are getting pretty empty at Holden. There is less effort put into these than the HZ Vacationer ...

    ...Actually I just reread the article - MRC is pretty cool (if belated).
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    Re: 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review w/video

    I find the colours to be disappointing more than anything.

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    The HSV colours are going to be more exciting.
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    The full colour range is available on the SS-V Redline. For probably good reason the new green is a Redline only option.

    I too was disappointed in these special editions. The Director is the best looking without the terrible sticker pack. I was hoping they'd do something special rather than raid the Chevy SS parts bin (and no ventilated seats either!). The only thing that looks to have been made especially is the badges, stickers and the smaller standard "spoiler" on the Motorsport and Director.

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    I've bought a manual Motorsport edition in Red. It looks the best of the lot with the black highlights and matches the red stitching on the interior. The white car with red stickers looks terrible IMO.

    Is it worth the extra over a standard Redline? Obviously I think so. The Motorsport is basically Chevy SS with a bit extra and that car (with MRC) got rave reviews in the US. This is on top of all the rave reviews the non-MRC Redline has received here. While I'm sure you could do all the mods yourself on a Redline for cheaper, all the mods are functional and the track certification is no laughing matter, this is clearly the most capable Commodore ever.

    In addition, it's something to be able to say you've got the best and last Commodore ever made. While I'm sure it's not going to skyrocket in value like the Director might far down the track, I expect the Motorsport edition to at least hold its value given there will be no more NA V8, manual RWD cars available anymore, from anyone.

    Now just have to wait until deliver late in the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternitydre View Post
    I've bought a manual Motorsport edition in Red. It looks the best of the lot with the black highlights and matches the red stitching on the interior. The white car with red stickers looks terrible IMO.

    Is it worth the extra over a standard Redline? Obviously I think so. The Motorsport is basically Chevy SS with a bit extra and that car (with MRC) got rave reviews in the US. This is on top of all the rave reviews the non
    Oh, it's a nice car I think you can be proud of and warrants looking after - I think it'll hold it's own as well as any Holden-branded VF value wise. You're right - it's likely the most capable ever, and it built on a very good platform. A HSV here or there might edge it for track performance, but they're 90-95% the same hardware and what one can do the other can be made to.

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