Tony O'Kane | Aug 20, 2009

ALTHOUGH GM HAS SCUTTLED plans to continue selling the Australian-built Pontiac G8 in the United States, Holden is apparently not done with the car just yet.

Reports have surfaced this week suggesting that Holden plans to make use of its extensive supplies of surplus G8 body parts in a limited-edition Commodore SS V variant.

The model, according to reports, will be offered in sedan, Sportwagon and ute variants, utilising the same 6.0 litre V8 and interior fittings as the regular SS V. However, the Pontiac G8's front bumper, twin-nostriled grille and faux-vented bonnet will clearly set the special-edition Commodore apart.


The sedan is tipped to also get the G8's bootlip spoiler, while the wagon and ute would be standard SS V from the A pillars back.

It's unclear whether the special edition Commodore will wear Holden or Pontiac badging, but a leaked dealership communique described the car as a "Pontiac G8 SS-V".

The dealership bulletin also said the total production run for the G8-flavoured Commodores will be limited to 1500 cars - 500 of each bodystyle. Pricing is expected to begin at $47,490 for the manual ute, rising to $55,290 for the manual sedan and $57,290 for the manual wagon.


Pricing for automatic variants has not been revealed, but Holden says that full details on "a new SS V series special edition" will be revealed soon.

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