Holden rolls out the big guns
SOME very interesting things are happening at Lang Lang. There’s always good stuff running around at GM Holden’s proving ground, including the battery of Camaro coupes and convertibles I saw during a half-day romp with Saab this year.
But now we have some really exciting news — fresh from a pair of impartial eyeballs that were sneaked inside the compound last week.
According to our source, five dieselengined Commodores are undergoing trials. No details on the type of engines, or the capacity, but the sighting proves GM Holden is ultra-serious about its future fuels plan.
Then there are the performance cars — a Commodore-sized convertible and a Commodore-sized coupe. The source says they are definitely not just Camaros but has nothing else to help with identification.
But it’s much easier to confirm a Commodore-sized hybrid car.
And, finally, how about an HSV R8 running on a chassis dyno — with a turbocharged engine!
We’ll have more news soon on the cars and programs, but the bottom line is simple: Holden is going as hard and as fast as it can into a sustainable and competitive future in Australia.
We can’t wait to drive some of these cars.
On the run: a Commodore-sized coupe — such as the Coupe 60 concept above — has been seen at Lang Lang.