The Holden Commodore may be nearing the end of its life as we know it, soon to be replaced by a global front-drive sedan. But before it does, GM's Australian division is giving the Commodore at least one more proper send-off in the form of the new VF Series II.
There's a raft of changes afoot for the new VF Commodore, but most notable of them is the availability of a new 6.2-liter LS3 V8. With 408 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque on tap, the new VFII is the quickest and most powerful Commodore ever built in the 37-year history of the model line – discounting models from HSV, naturally. It's also got a new two-mode exhaust specially optimized to emit the best sound, Brembo brakes at all four corners (for the SSV Redline), a retuned suspension, and new aero elements developed in the wind tunnel.
There's a series of other enhancements for specific models within the Commodore model line, which includes sedan, wagon, and ute body-styles, and SV6, SS, SSV, SSV Redline, Calais, Calais V, and Caprice V trim levels. Aussie muscle enthusiasts will want to check out all the details in the press release below and the image gallery above for a closer look.