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Let us make one thing abundantly clear - the car you see above has virtually zero chance of making it into production. None. Zilch. Nada. Zip. That said, we certainly wish it were going on sale. This is the VF Coupe, a rendering put together by a pair of off-the-clock Holden designers and Dsine International. It's meant to show what a VF Monaro, a two-door version of the beloved Commodore, could look like if it were to enter production.

So what's preventing a reborn Monaro? Well, for one, the Chevrolet Camaro, a car that already shares a platform with the VF Commodore and by default, the car you see above. As Drive points out, while a Monaro would no doubt sell well in Australia, it'd struggle in the US market, which is home to the aforementioned Camaro, not to mention the Corvette Stingray and the upcoming SS sedan. There's simply not room for another reasonably priced, 400-plus-horsepower, rear-drive vehicle in GM's stable.

What would make sense, though, and what no one is mentioning, is selling the Camaro in Australia (an idea that's been toyed with before). Clearly, the existence of this rendering indicates a willingness among some to revive the Monaro badge. Meanwhile, Ford is bringing a right-hand-drive Mustang to the Australian market as a performance replacement for the Falcon sedan. If the Mustang succeeds, we could see there being a solid business case for a next-generation Camaro that's been badge engineered as a Monaro in Australia.


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      j2
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks more mature than the Camaro. Gm bring this stateside.
      A A
      • 1 Year Ago
      that looks good
      xtabay1
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is such a better car than the Camaro....perhaps they should build this Monaro and badge engineer it for the U.S. market....sell it in the U.S. as a Camaro. That'd be my vote. While the Camaro is based on the same platform it's interior is horrible and it has horrible sight-lines.
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a shame because I would take this over the Camaro. Nothing wrong with having a couple of reasonably priced RWD sports cars in the lineup.
      justgoawaymad
      • 1 Year Ago
      Personaly i like it better than the camero!
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      No room to make this a Chevy? Wrong. This is where I see GM falling back into disarray. Wake Up GM! This could be the all new Monte Carlo. It can fit In perfectly with other Chevy products. It can have the 3.6 litre V6 as the standard engine and the optional V8 package as the top model. It won't compete with the Camaro. The Camaro is smaller inside and out. This is where GM and it's new team just do get it. Another failure and I will definitely let GM fail. No more bail outs .The writing is so simple on this one and they don't see it, then, they never will. "Wake Up GM!"
        Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve
        You mean the Monte Carlo (and almost every other 2 door coupe from many manufacturers) that has been discontinued in the U.S. for lack of sales??
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is fantastic. Even better than the 4 door. Arguably one of the best looking GM cars in the past 30 years. I vote "Chevelle SS" with the engine/transmission choices out of the new Vette. Pricing a couple grand more than the 4dr. And sell it using that Aussie TV ad updated for the US market. Wait - better Idea - how about the new Buick Grand National using that hot new turbo six from Cadi?
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      These Holden cars looks so00 good without the chevy grille
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Make it as a Buick Riveria.
      redgpgtp97
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks good. Has the old Pontiac GTO looks from the side with updated front end, windshield, rear pillar and rear end treatment.
      Espo70
      • 1 Year Ago
      This again? No more god damn teasing Holden! First it was the renderings back in '07 and then the Coupe 60 in '08 that was supposed to be the next Monaro and the basis for the next GTO (rip Pontiac). Now this (which looks awfully similar). Stop teasing us with hot looking coupes you'll never make, and if you do, we won't get here!
      Grey Golem
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like this more than the Camaro because of the swoopier glasshouse and sweeping headlights. Just a stylistic preference I guess. The other choice thing about the monaro was bootspace and rear seat room. I do wish they'd do this.
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