2016 Holden Commodore VFII Gets LS3 Engine, 407 Horses

by Paul Strauss
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We already know that the Holden Australia plant is slated for shutdown at some point in 2017. I think that’s a shame, because they produce some seriously badass cars. One such vehicle is the Commodore, which currently shares its platform with the Chevrolet SS.

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Now, as the Commodore reaches the end of its 37 year run, its sportiest variants are getting a nice sendoff in the form of a 6.2L LS3 V8 engine – the same one used in the current Chevy SS.

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Previous models of the Commodore SS and SSV had a 6.0L engine. The new engineĀ packs 407 hp and 415 lb-ft. of torque, a hair less than the Chevy SS, but still impressive, and a gain of 45 hp over the 2015 model. The SS and above models also get a dual-mode sport exhaust system for some extra auditory oomph.

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The visual changes are more subtle, with a new front fascia and grille, as well as functional hood vents. When tricked out in the SSV Redline variant, you also get Brembo rear brakes, and available 20″ forged wheels.

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Holden expects to have the 2016 Commodore VFII in dealers this October.

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