The V8 period is coming to an end
man who put the sword through the Holden Commodore is now predicting the end of V8 engines.
Stefan Jacoby, the head of international operations for General Motors, says that Holden buyers will have to accept new technology, such as the twin-turbo V6 that’s now being developed for a potential future in V8 Supercars racing after 2017.
“These kind of traditional powertrains, I know they are very charming and very attractive – and I like the sound as well – but the times are honestly over,” Jacoby said in September at the Frankfurt motor show.
“The world is obviously changing and the V8 period is coming to an end. And the rear-wheel drive is difficult to justify on a single dedicated architecture for Australia.
“So there are many, many reasons why you should switch to a new technology by really providing the same expectations (that) customers have with today’s Commodore with the next generation.
“Our main intention is to have a true Commodore successor which enables, with modern technology, the same fun-to-drive, the same sportiness, the same ‘I’m the commander of the road with Commodore’. That’s the main intention right now.”