Holden Commodore SS Motorsport Edition VF
The 2017 Holden commodore SS Motorsport edition is based on the VFII SS-V Redline, it is effectively a parts-bin special designed to deliver an exclusive high-performance package for true fans of the red side. And as its name suggests, it’s designed to particularly commemorate the Commodore near-four decades of on-track achievements.
It is the last of the VF Commodores.
The Motorsport Edition is powered by the same 304kW/570Nm LS3 V8 as the Redline but adds four-mode Magnetic Ride Control suspension (yep, as per Holden Special Vehicles) and high-rate rear sub-frame bushes, uprates from 19- to 20-inch staggered alloy wheels and Bridgestone rubber. It also gets cross-drilled Brembo brake rotors front and rear and engine and transmission cooling.
The Motorsport Edition cosmetic touches includes an embroidered dash, a black painted roof, red driving light surrounds, red or black mirror scalps, new red-lined alloys, unique badging, a unique lip spoiler or optional wing, appropriate decals individual vehicle numbering and a unique build option code ‘KOM’. That stands for King of the Mountain — a reference to both Peter Brock and the fact Commodore has won the Bathurst 1000 24 times.
Otherwise equipment is as per the SS-V Redline. That lot includes a slippery diff, head-up display, front/rear park assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, blind-spot alert, reverse traffic alert, remote engine start for the auto, five-star ANCAP safety, six airbags, MyLink infotainment with 8.0-inch touch-screen, Bose premium audio, sat-nav, dual-zone climate-control and powered seating.
Our edition is one of the very few in “son of a gun” grey with manual transmission. The car has delivery kms only.