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Holden V-Series Redline Editions – Click above for high-res image gallery

The five new kings in the Holden range wear Redline badges, with the Aussie arm of General Motors introducing new versions of the Series II Calais V-Series sedan and Sportwagon, along with the SS V-Series sedan, Sportwagon and Ute. Six-liter, Flexfuel V8s power them all, with the sedans getting the additional benefit of the FE3 Super Sports Performance Suspension and a chrome window surround. Otherwise each wears Brembo brakes, forged 19-inch with low-profile tyres, and all but the ute get a rearview camera. Follow the jump for the press release, have a look at a few of the flavors in the gallery of high-res photos below.


  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II CalaisV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II CalaisV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline line up. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV Sportwagon. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV Sportwagon. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV Sportwagon. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV front grille. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV headlamp. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV headlamp. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV headlamp. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV badge. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV interior. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline CalaisV interior. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sportwagon. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sportwagon. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Ute. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Ute. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV red hot interior . (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV red hot interior with Holden-iQ. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV red hot interior IP. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan headlight. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan front grille. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Sedan rear spoiler. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Series II badge. (Australia)
  • 2011 Holden Commodore VE Series II Redline SSV Series II badge. (Australia)

[Source: Holden]
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Holden ups the ante with Redline edition

10.09.2010 - Holden has put more performance polish on its sports luxury V-Series badge with the launch of five stand-out Redline Editions.

The Redline Edition Calais V-Series and SS V-Series sedan, Sportwagon and Ute will take up top positions in Holden's updated VE Series II range, to be launched later this month.

Intended for enthusiast drivers, Redline Edition models offer high-level braking and sports handling capabilities to match their powerful 6.0-litre V8 credentials.

Advanced chassis dynamics come courtesy of specialist Holden engineers, who developed a track-inspired FE3 super sports suspension set-up* to complement the extra stopping power of four-piston Brembo high performance front brakes.

The Redline Edition range is further distinguished by exclusive forged and polished 19-inch alloy wheels, matched to low profile tyres.

Holden also raises the bar with the inclusion of full colour mapping satellite navigation and a rear camera** as standard equipment in V-Series models, which feature the new multimedia touch screen Holden-iQ system and smart interior treatments.

All Redline Editions are compatible with bio-ethanol, also known as E85, an emission-reducing 'fuel of the future' that already powers V8 Supercars.

Holden Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales John Elsworth said the Redline Edition introduced added excitement to the company's high-feature luxury performance range.

"We know the performance enthusiasts who drive Holden sports vehicles enjoy the way the engine performs with the exhilarating V8 engine performance of our sport models," Mr Elsworth said.

"We know that their interest goes beyond straight-line power and torque though. They're looking for a satisfying overall driving experience with superior chassis dynamics.

"With the Redline Edition, we set out to improve that experience for them, to provide the ultimate sports ride by introducing features we know they'll value the most - track-inspired handling for great road connection and control combined with awesome stopping power.

*FE3 suspension exclusive to sedan.
**Rear camera – excludes Ute.

Redline Edition features include:

Brembo high-performance brakes
Front brakes feature four-piston, two-piece aluminium front callipers and 355mm rotors, pillar-vented for improved cooling and durability.

Forged alloy wheels
High-strength ten-spoke 19-inch forged alloy wheels are exclusive to V-Series Redline Editions. Ultra high-performance low profile tyres provide outstanding grip and handling in wet and dry conditions.

FE3 Super Sports Performance Suspension
A true driver's car set-up. High-performance tuned dampers and stiffer stabiliser bars provide excellent road connection and control. (SS-V Series Redline Edition sedan and Calais V-Series Redline Edition sedan.)

Chrome window surround
Sedan only

Inflator kit
A tyre inflator kit is mandatory fitment on the SS-V Series Redline Ute.

Model line-up
Calais V-Series Sedan – Redline Edition
Calais V-Series Sportwagon – Redline Edition
SS V-Series Sedan – Redline Edition
SS V-Series Sportwagon – Redline Edition
SS V-Series Ute – Redline Edition

Colour Selection
* Denotes new colour

Alto Grey – new mid toned grey with silver highlights*
Hazard – head turning bright solid yellow*
Sizzle – bright metallic red*
Heron – solid white
Karma – an architectural blue with metallic highlights
Nitrate – a classic silver metallic
Phantom – metallic black with silver highlights


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        • 4 Years Ago
        Lutz tried to keep it around (as did a few others), but as a poster noted below, financials prohibited retaining the beast. :(
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm contemplating buying the HSV wagon and dropped into a Holden/HSV dealership. None available until January, such is the demand.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Just another reminder of how how FAR GM DROPPED THE BALL when they axed the G8. Granted Pontiac didn't exactly have the hottest porfolio out there but GM could have reinvented the Tin Indian as a performance-only marquee, starting with the G8 and the Solstice.

      Oh well, I still
      • 4 Years Ago
      Geez...Ford and GM both make cool stuff for the Aussies and the Europeans but they give us domestic market consumers dumbed-down , decontented, last generation dreck.

      Go to the www.holcen.au or www.ford.au websites and you'll see what I mean; turbo DOHC inline sixes, dual fuel options, Ute-camino hotness and on and on. I'm tired of the excuses, "not big enough market for development, certification etc". If the little bitty Australian market can support such coolness why the h*ll can't we get this stuff here in the companies own home market?
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        The Aussie market is barely big enough to support them, it would be good for everyone if there was flourishing export programs to the US for both Commodores and Falcons. I loved my Falcon XR6 Turbo that died in a fire some arseholes started in my garage while I have been away on holidays. Insurance will get me a new one thankfully.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want the G8 GXP... in New... but there are none...

      GM.. can you please bring them back to our soil as "Chevy"?

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring it to NA as the Chevrolet Chevell. Some nice competition for the Dodge Charger. Good idea?
      • 4 Years Ago
      GM, please bring these over as a Chevy! When I'm ready for a new car and need a replacement for my G8 GT, I'd love to get another rebadged Holden. My G8 GT is by far the best car I've ever owned. It's great. I still get tons of complements and it turns heads. And if they are lucky enough to take a ride in it, they rave even more about the car. Please make this happen! I've been a GM guy for a long time but I don't have the money to buy a CTS, and they are smaller cars. I have 3 kids so I need a good sized sedan. I do like my RWD and plenty of power. GM doens't have a decent option left for that market. Please don't make me jump ship and get a Challenger or Charger for my next car. It would be a big step down from the way my G8 handles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those rims look very familiar.

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        • 4 Years Ago
        It's the G8 GXP, without the LS3. Has the FE3 suspension (like the GXP), the GXP specific wheels, and the front Brembos like the GXP.

        Also the chrome trim around the windows is a G8 indicator.
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      Why can't we have them. They would sell here. Come on GM bring them over, slap a bowtie on it and call it whatever the hell you want. Just get them here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My God do I want the G8 back...

      -_-
        • 4 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Jerk Aussies and their awesome over-powered GM sedans, utes and wagons.

      Why not us, GM? Why not us?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Maybe because nobody bought them last time around?
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