Holden will introduce the Motorsport, Director, and Magnum Limited Edition Commodores as the generation’s last hurrah, claiming them to be the ‘best of the best.’
On October 20, 2017 Australian production of the Holden Commodore at the plant in Elizabeth, an outer northern suburb of Adelaide will come to an end – marking the retirement of the rear-wheel-drive Commodore era. The next installment won’t be produced in Australia and will only live as a rebadged version of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport, imported from Germany and packing a FWD or AWD platform. Because the RWD Commodore has numerous fans, the company has prepared a great farewell with three special editions: Motorsport (1,200 units), Director (360 units), and Magnum (240 units). Each will have its individual number and unique options to make them easy to spot among regular Commodores.
These should be “the most capable Commodores ever”, based on the SS-V Redline for the Motorsport and Magnum or the Calais V when discussing the Director. In case you like the sedans you’ll get Magnetic Ride Control suspension, engine and transmission cooling packages as well as 20-inch forged alloy wheels with high-performance tires. A bespoke rear lip spoiler is also available for the Motorsport and Director, while the former can also be had with a rear wing. The Magnum ute gets the FE3 rear suspension, charcoal Brembo calipers are paired with cross-drilled front and rear brake rotors, and there’s also a hard tonneau cover. It also packs the engine and transmission cooling packages, as well as the wheels. Pricing starts from $61,790 (Australian dollars) for the Motorsport Edition, with the Director costing $63,990 and the Magnum starting at $59,290.