TMR Enthusiast

Holden Enthusiast News and Reviews

Falcon XR6 Sprint -v- Falcon XR8 Sprint -v- Commodore SS V Redline | Sports Sedan Showdown

when ford announced an end to australian manufacturing, many believed the 5.0-litre supercharged v8 falcon xr8 would be its last hurrah. however even the older vf commodore ss v redline had it...

POSTED MON, 6 JUN, 2016

Holden Commodore SS REVIEW: Driving The Green Dream

when euthanising animals, vets sometimes rather sadly call the fluid they inject the "green dream". i couldn’t help but reflect on that when behind the wheel of a brand new &...

POSTED FRI, 3 JUN, 2016

TMR's Top Ten RWD Sports Sedans Under $100k

local car manufacturing is on the way out, and it’ll take with it two uniquely australian vehicles in the holden commodore and ford falcon - and their tasty commodore ss, falcon xr6 turbo and xr...

POSTED SUN, 29 MAY, 2016

Ford Mustang GT vs Holden SS V Redline Ute Comparison | V8 'Coupe' Showdown

tested ford mustang gt ($57,490) 306kw/530nm 5.0-litre v8 | 6-speed manual fuel use claimed: 13.1 l/100km | tested: 12.4l/100km holden ss v redline ute ($50,990)...

POSTED FRI, 4 MAR, 2016

Opel GT Concept Not Bound For Production, Astra Roadster Could Take Its Place - Report

in news that’s sure to send a pang of sadness through car enthusiasts, the opel gt concept seems unlikely to make the move to production. images of the new compact rear-wheel-drive...

POSTED WED, 3 FEB, 2016

Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

after an intriguing teaser campaign, the covers have come off the opel gt coupe, and a vauxhall badged version  along with a slew of details ahead of the sportscar’s geneva motor show debut...

POSTED THU, 28 JAN, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6 Mobil 1 Pack Adds VL Commodore Group A Walkinshaw

the mobil 1 car pack for forza motorsport 6 is now available, and holden fans in australia may be surprised to learn of a classic, local inclusion. the vl commodore ‘walkinshaw’ group a...

POSTED THU, 3 DEC, 2015

Walkinshaw Performance Launches New 547kW LS3 Package

for those who feel the last hurrah from holden and hsv for australian-made commodore models is inadequate power-wise, walkinshaw performance has you covered with its new w547 package. as the names...

POSTED MON, 26 OCT, 2015

Bathurst 1000 2015 - Craig Lowndes Takes Masterful Win At Mount Panorama

red bull racing drivers craig lowndes and steven richards have swept to victory in the bathurst 1000 after a superb drive from fifteenth on the grid. and for the second year running, lowndes' team...

POSTED MON, 12 OCT, 2015

2016 VF II Commodore SS and SSV Redline – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

 planting the 6.2 litre ls3 engine in the commodore ss and ssv has transformed the performance. already quick, they’re now quicker, and throttle response is sharper and more electric. we...

POSTED THU, 8 OCT, 2015

Opel GT Coupe Could Lead To A Holden Attack On The Audi TT

with a five-door hatch and wagon already shown, there’s still more to come from the opel astra, which will wear holden badges when it arrives in australia next year. rumours out of europe ind...

POSTED MON, 5 OCT, 2015

V8 Supercars: Draft 2017 Regulations Promise More Of The Same For Fans

with the current era of v8 supercar racing in australia drawing nearer to an end, the sport’s organising body has released a draft plan of what fans can expect in the future. under the &...

POSTED SUN, 12 JUL, 2015

2015 Holden Insignia VXR : Sticky, Porky, But Nice...

what’s hot: technology plus, dynamic awd performance, solid price what’s not: small cabin, noisy, a bit porky, no spare wheel x-factor: holden’s car to maintain 'showroom...

POSTED MON, 29 JUN, 2015

2015 Holden Insignia VXR : Hitting The Snow

what’s hot: surprisingly nimble on snow, very potent v6 turbo, more traction than we expected what’s not: snowbound skidpans are disappointingly rare in australia x-factor: is this...

POSTED FRI, 26 JUN, 2015

Holden Insignia VXR: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

there's a new holden sports sedan in town, but this time there's nary an "ss" badge in sight. the insignia vxr made its local debut in may, but this week tmr is putting the hot se...

POSTED MON, 22 JUN, 2015

Holden Astra VXR : 2015 Track Test

what’s hot: bang-for-buck quotient is huge, stellar handling, powerful engine  what’s not: getting old now, messy infotainment interface and sub-par interior quality  x-factor:...

POSTED SUN, 3 MAY, 2015

Holden Astra GTC, Astra VXR: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

holden’s lion and astra badges have been reunited once more, with the returned line-up now on sale in australia from $26,990, alongside the new $41,990 cascada cabriolet. the astra hasn&rsquo...

POSTED TUE, 28 APR, 2015

All-New Holden Astra Spied Testing

holden’s next-generation astra hatch, developed primarily by german cousin opel, has been spied testing in europe this week. the current and ageing astra range is already set to return to aus...

POSTED MON, 30 MAR, 2015

V8 Supercars: Whincup Crowned 2014 Champion As Sydney Drowns

another year, another australian touring car championship trophy for jamie whincup and the red bull racing v8 supercar team. whincup dominated the 2014 championship, finishing 583 points clear...

POSTED MON, 8 DEC, 2014

2014 Walkinshaw Supercharged V8 : 500kW And 550kW - Release The Beast

what’s hot: gut-busting power and torque, blistering performance, sensational sound. what’s not: the ‘whole enchilada’ is a bit boofy; massive thirst when tapped. x-factor: n...

POSTED SUN, 12 OCT, 2014