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Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar

Set to make its debut appearance for the Australian Supercars Championship in 2018, Triple Eight has revealed a preview of its new turbocharged V6 engine at full song...

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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed

Holden has officially revealed its replacement for the SS Commodore, the new 2018 Holden Commodore VXR, set to go on sale as part of Holden's Insignia-based Commodore line-up. Due for release in 2018, the Commodore VXR boasts a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive...


2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE

UPDATE: Two glossy new marketing images have made their way online, published by Russian site AutoWP. The images reveal a crisp view of the new model's front, and of its more sports-inspired cabin. This article is otherwise unchanged. May 1, 2017: Here it is, folks...


2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review
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2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

There's not long now until we bid farewell to the Aussie-built Commodore. So it's only timely we go for one last fang in one of Australia's best cars, the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline.


Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'
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Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'

Holden Motorsport has undertaken its first test of the turbo V6 engine it will race in the Supercars series from 2019. The new powerplant, sourced from the forthcoming and fully imported Opel Insignia that will replace the Holden Commodore in Australian showrooms from next year, was transplanted into the Red Bull Holden Racing Team ‘Sandman’ test mule for its initial shakedown at Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast this week...


2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected
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2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected

The Aussie-built 2014-16 Chevrolet SS has been recalled over concerns a faulty power steering module could cause a loss of steering assistance, with around 6200 vehicles affected. Chevrolet reports that corrosion of the connector between the electric power steering model and the torque sensor connector may cause a loss of power steering assistance...


2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship
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2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship

Holden has taken the wraps off the 2018 Holden Commodore V8 supercar, revealing computer-generated images of its next-generation racer for the Australian Supercars Championship. The 2018 season will see Holden continue using its current naturally-aspirated V8 engine, which has been a huge success for Holden teams...


Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang
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Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang

The old Ford versus Holden rivalry isn't what it was while local manufacturing was steaming along, but the battle still matters to many. Therefore it's interesting to note that Ford convincingly outsold Holden in Australia last month - for just the second time since 1999. Ford Australia sold 7617 vehicles here last month, up 15.7 per cent...


Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?
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Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

NOTE: This article was first published on June 1, 2016. If you’re buying a new car, you’ll face a choice of drivetrain layouts. And while engine position may vary from a front, rear or mid placement, the powered wheels will inevitably be those up front, those out back, or all four. CarAdvice reader Julie contacted us to ask which way should she lean for her next new-car purchase...


2017 Holden Commodore SS review
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2017 Holden Commodore SS review

Production of the iconic Holden Commodore draws to an end in October, and they've saved the best 'til last. The SS Commodore has been an Aussie performance staple for decades, but does it still hold up?


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test

At the end of Part One of our Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison – the Road Test – the 5.0-litre ‘Yank Tank’ was lagging a little behind the 6.2-litre Aussie brute. But things were most definitely still close. Now it's time to sort the men from the boys, and find out which of our two sub-$60k rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered muscle cars should rightfully be crowned the victor: the Ford or the Holden...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Road Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Road Test

What the hell? Why would you put a two-door Ford Mustang up against a soon-to-be-departed four-door Holden Commodore? Well, when there's only 2kW and $2500 between them, why wouldn’t we...? Late last month we got the chance to twin-test our resident long-term 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback against the ageing – yet decidedly still entertaining – 2017 Nissan 370Z Coupe...


Holden posts successive profits despite sales decline
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Holden posts successive profits despite sales decline

Holden posted its second successive annual profit over the 2016 financial year, belying a fall in sales and its imminent factory closure in South Australia. The General Motors subsidiary today announced a combined after-tax profit of $152.8 million for 2016, from consolidated revenue of $3.56 billion...


2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied
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2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied

The Holden Commodore 'VXR' has been spied undergoing road testing in Germany, and despite being sold with Opel, Vauxhall and Buick badges elsewhere in the world, this prototype is wearing the Holden lion. It's not certain what the hottest variant yet of the next-generation Commodore will be known as, but it's almost certain it will be branded as the Opel Insignia OPC on the Continent, and the Vauxhall Insignia VXR in the UK...


Holden's 230km/h U-2 Dragon support vehicle is an Aussie-built sedan
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Holden's 230km/h U-2 Dragon support vehicle is an Aussie-built sedan

Australian forces support allied armies all over the world, but one particular piece of Australian machinery plays a critical role in guiding one of the world's oldest spy planes in safely — at over 230km/h. The U-2 Dragon is a jet-powered Lockheed spy plane that cruises at 70,000 feet above the earth, around double the cruising altitude of a QANTAS domestic plane...


HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS
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HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS

HSV wowed Australia when it announced Australia's fastest and most powerful production car ever, the HSV GTSR W1. The wows continued when the engine and performance specs were revealed, but the biggest wow belonged to the price: $169,990 (plus on-road costs). Since its release, we've heard stories of some buyers paying over $250,000 to secure one of the 300 examples being built...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review
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2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

With little more than one day to shoot a review and an airport runway drag race, we jumped at the chance to bring you an inside look at Australia's toughest production muscle car: the HSV GTSR W1.


Kia Stinger GT to get BMW-style, dynamic suspension tweaks for Australia
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Kia Stinger GT to get BMW-style, dynamic suspension tweaks for Australia

The Kia Stinger GT’s Australian-market suspension tuning will focus on maximising driving character and response, with product from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Lexus cited as key benchmarks, as much as the beloved Commodore SS...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...