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post #1 of 26 Old 07-18-2006, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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First Zeta car debuts...

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[Admin: This is our first sneek peak at the Camaro's chassis. Anyone still want to bet on 2009 now?]

2006/2007 Holden VE Commodore revealed



Holden ? GM's Australian subsidiary ? today unveiled the all-new VE Commodore range. The car is the first vehicle based on GM's Zeta global rear-wheel-drive platform. Holden?s sports performance hero SS model and prestige leader Calais were chosen to debut VE Commodore at an event in Melbourne. Holden also used the event to introduce its new V Series, enabling the company to offer extra variants under the SS and Calais nameplates as well as special edition models. Details and gallery after the jump?

The 2006 Holden Commodore range is as follows:
  • Omega (new) ? 3.6L V6, peak power 241 hp (180kW), peak torque 330Nm, four-speed automatic
  • Berlina ? 3.6L V6, peak power 241 hp (180kW), peak torque 330Nm, four-speed automatic; 6.0L V8, peak power 270kW, peak torque 530Nm, six-speed automatic
  • SV6 ? 3.6L V6, peak power 262 hp (195kW), peak torque 340Nm, five-speed automatic or six-speed manual
  • SS ? 6.0L V8, peak power 362 hp (270kW), peak torque 530Nm, six-speed automatic, six-speed manual
  • SS V (new) - 6.0L V8, peak power 362 hp (270kW), peak torque 530Nm, six-speed automatic, six-speed manual
  • Calais ? 3.6L V6, peak power 262 hp (195kW), peak torque 340Nm, five-speed automatic; 6.0L V8, peak power 270kW, peak torque 530Nm, six-speed automatic
  • Calais V (new) ? 3.6L V6, peak power 262 hp (195kW), peak torque 340Nm, five-speed automatic; 6.0L V8, peak power 270kW, peak torque 530Nm, six-speed automatic
[Admin: Tons of pictures on the LLN page too...]
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post #2 of 26 Old 07-18-2006, 07:04 AM
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Very nice!

Why Range I wonder? That seems out of place on a car. Maybe on a SUV...

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what do 5thgen'ers think of this car? (it's my baby so don't be too cruel!)
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I always get excited about true RWD V8 performance. I'm not hip on the Mazda like styling, but I guess that is where the industry is headed..

Personally, I'd roll this Holden, after I yanked that wing and sold it on ebay

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Overall a nice car....the rumors are one of the versions could be the next Grand Prix.
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Hey Chris, did you notice how many variants there are? Wierd............
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post #7 of 26 Old 07-18-2006, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, that's impressive considering how much lower volume any model is in Aussie land than here. It must be very inexpensive in relative terms to build different combos.
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I've always said the new camaro would be here in 2008 as a 2009.

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it is possible for an 07 model late 07! That is nice to see that you have returned GoTeamCamaro have you told the big boy's in the office how pissed we are that the challanger was confermed before the camaro! I seriously am surprised that it worked out like that! So are you ever going to show this page to Bob Lutz? Or someone who can do something to make this car a reality.WE are dying to here some good news about the camaro! Considering that ford has a 500 horse power mustang and Dodge now has the challanger, and the longer GM waits to conferm the camaro the more time people have to think about these other 2 muscle machines which could take away possible sales from GM. That is just my 2 cents woth because I really want to be a 5th gen owner! Oh yea the car does look like a mazda but it still looks better than an Impala!

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Pretty nice looking car, send an SS/6speed over here so my wife will think I'm buying a practical sedan. It's gonna be tough to convince her on the Camaro.
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