2017 Holden Commodore Limited Editions

By David Bonnici, 19 Jan 2017 Car News

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2017 Holden Commodore Limited Edition range

Holden has released three limited edition performance models called the Motorsport, Director and Magnum, which it says are the most capable Commodores it has ever produced.

It looks as though Holden has saved its best Holden Commodores until last, with a trio of big V8 track-focused special edition cars with a unique trim and sophisticated track-focused driving technology.

The Holden Commodore SSV Redline-based Motorsport Edition and Calais V-based Director feature adaptive suspension to better harness the power of the 304kW/570Nm 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine. The SS-V Redline ute-based Magnum, meanwhile, misses out on the trick suspension due to an exhaust contact issue.

2017 Holden Commodore Limited Edition range

Holden’s limited editions lead development engineer, Daniel Pinnuck, said the limited-edition cars “blend performance and technology to create the most capable Commodores we’ve ever built”.

The Motorsport Edition and Calais V-based Director combine performance and “higher plane” luxury, while the Magnum ute explores the unique ability of “Australia’s own sports car”.

2017 Holden Commodore Limited Edition range

Ride and handling enhancements that set them apart from other Commodores include 3.25kg lighter ‘floating disc’ front and rear cross-drilled brake rotors, an engine and transmission cooling package and 20-inch split rims and tyres.

The sedan models also feature a driver mode control system including the first Holden-badged application of Magnetic Ride Control, which allows the driver to change the suspension tune through Tour, Sport and Performance modes. It also automatically adjusts the dampers (shortened by 10mm) up to 100 times a second to suit driving conditions for greater handling and ride comfort.

2017 Holden Commodore Limited Edition range

The Motorsport Edition celebrates the Commodore’s racing success over the years and includes unique trim including red mirror scalps, red running light surrounds in the front bumper, red-lined 20-inch wheels and Motorsport Edition decals.

The Motorsport Edition is limited to 1200 vehicles and is priced from $61,790 for six-speed manual transmission versions and from $63,990 for six-speed auto ones.

2017 Holden Commodore Limited Edition range

Key features of the 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport Edition

  • Magnetic Ride Control suspension
  • High-rate rear sub-frame bush
  • Cross-drilled brake rotors, front and rear
  • Charcoal Brembo calipers
  • Engine and transmission cooling packages
  • Updated heated performance front seats
  • Embroidered instrument panel
  • 20-inch split-forged alloy wheels/high performance tyres
  • Motorsport Edition badging and decals
  • Unique lip spoiler (optional wing)
  • Phantom black roof
  • Individual vehicle numbering and unique “King of the Mountain” build option code (KOM)
  • Commemorative presentation case
  • 1:18 Motorsport Edition Biante model 

The Director is named in tribute of its excellent, but controversial 1980s HDT-fettled luxury sports sedan namesake and its legendary creator, Peter Brock.

Priced from $63,990 (auto only) the Calais V-based Director is limited to 360 vehicles and represents the “ultimate blend of performance and luxury”. 

Key features of the 2017 Holden Commodore Director

  • Magnetic Ride Control suspension
  • Paddle shifters
  • Hood vents
  • Cross-drilled brake rotors, front and rear
  • Charcoal Brembo calipers
  • Engine and transmission cooling packages
  • Updated heated performance front seats  
  • Embroidered instrument panel
  • 20-inch split-forged alloy wheels/high performance tyres
  • Unique Director badging and black highlights
  • Alloy pedals
  • Unique lip spoiler
  • Phantom black roof
  • Individual vehicle numbering and unique build option code (DIR)
  • Commemorative presentation case

The Magnum ute is inspired by the 1983 Holden Dealer Team car of the same name, and now packs the same FE3 rear suspension tune seen on the SS-V Redline sedan. Holden reckons this makes the Magnum the quickest and best-equipped ute it has ever produced.

Priced from $59,290 (manual) and $61,490 (auto) the Magnum is limited to just 240 vehicles.

Key features of the 2017 Holden Commodore Magnum ute

  • Sedan-tune FE3 rear suspension
  • Cross-drilled brake rotors front and rear
  • Charcoal Brembo calipers
  • Engine and transmission cooling packages
  • Hard tonneau cover
  • New performance front seats
  • Embroidered instrument panel
  • 20-inch split-forged alloy wheels/high performance tyres
  • Unique Magnum badging and decals
  • Unique Magnum rear window graphic
  • Individual vehicle numbering and unique build option code (UTE)
  • Commemorative presentation case

Want one? Prospective buyers should visit Holden’s Limited Editions webpage or contact their local Holden dealer.