3. Holden Commodore SS
This is the Austalian-made Holden Commodore SS. Squint and the resemblance to the dearly departed (but wonderful) Pontiac G8 becomes noticeable. What makes the Commodore SS so special is its 6.0-liter V8 which around 350-hp that all go to the rear-wheels. It sounds like a dream come true. Over in Australia the Holden Commodore SS has won a few “Bang for your Buck” awards to celebrate the car’s high performance, and relatively low cost.
For enthusiasts, there’s Holden’s own special brew called the HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) Clubsport R8 (seen above.) This car uses the same body as the Commodore, but uses a 6.2-liter engine that makes a whopping 463-hp. That engine is the same one found in a Camaro SS, or Corvette, something the American tuner market is quite used to. It’s just a shame that this super sedan won’t be seen here.
The good news for those in the States is that Chevrolet seems to be bringing a model based on the next generation Commodore SS, as a 2014 model called the Chevrolet SS.