GM could be bidding farewell to the Holden Commodore in style with a Hellcat fighter.
Rumor has it that Holden wants to go out with a bang, creating the most powerful muscle car ever in Australian history by fitting the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the discontinued Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 under the hood of its Commodore sedan. The Chevrolet LS9 V8 would be the engine of choice because it is similar in size to the LSA V8 from the Camaro that is currently used in the Gen-F GTS. Boasting 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque, the powerplant would easily be the most powerful engine ever sold in an Australian-made car. Adding even more appeal to the car, Holden could equip it with the same Brembo carbon ceramic brakes from the ZR1.
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If it does become a reality, expect it to be made in extremely limited quantities, considering GM probably doesn’t have a whole lot of LS9 engines lying around. The big question is whether or not it’ll make its way to America as a hotter Chevrolet SS variant, at which point it’ll truly be a four-door Corvette.
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