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STAR V8 Supercar driver Craig Lowndes has put his name to a special edition Holden, not that the brand is shouting out about it — the news has emerged on Facebook.
The Lowndes Commodore V8 continues the legacy left by his fallen hero Peter Brock, whose signature touch graced thousands of Commodores in the 1980s and 1990s.
Brock Commodores typically were made in batches of 500 but the Lowndes SS-V Redlines, individually numbered, are tipped to be even more exclusive.
A confidential bulletin sent out by Holden dealers has indicated they will be built to order — photos posted on Facebook show each car has a Lowndes badge on the bootlid.
A dealer’s post reads: “Looking to own a piece of Holden Motorsport History? Holden is releasing a Limited Edition Craig Lowndes VF SSV to celebrate Craig’s first drive with Holden 20 years ago. There is only a very limited number of cars being built and they are currently on presale.”
The Lowndes V8 gets no power upgrades but is loaded with all the available technology, including the Commodore’s head-up display, crash avoidance alert and keyless start, among other features.
Other visual highlights: the alloy wheels, mirror caps, fender vents and rear wing are finished in black.
There are also three thick black stripes on the bonnet and a flash of black along the doors on both sides.
“Apart from becoming a part of Holden Motorsport History you will also receive money- can’t-buy experiences and have the chance to select your build number (first in first served),” says the dealer post.
The dealer does not disclose what the “money can’t buy” experience may be but chances are it’s a day with the five-times Bathurst 1000 winner at a track, presumably putting the car through its paces.
Holden had yet to respond to queries about the Lowndes Commodore as Carsguide went to print, so pricing and exact build number are not confirmed.
Get friendly: Lowndes and his special edition Commodore V8