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Tony O'Kane | Oct, 09 2014 | 8 Comments

To celebrate Craig Lowndes' 20th year in V8 Supercars, Holden has revealed a Special Edition Commodore SS V Redline bearing the race driver's name.

Available now, each of the 233 specials will come with a unique build plate and a certificate of authenticity, along with special badging, a black styling and graphics pack, and a gloss black roof.

All are available exclusively in Red Hot or Heron White, and each car is hand-finished at the Holden Enhancement Centre at the carmaker's Elizabeth plant in South Australia.

The models also come with an invitation to a private Red Bull Racing event hosted by Lowndes and two pit-tour access passes to a V8 Supercar round.

As with regular SS V models, the new special is powered by Holden's 6.0 litre V8 which produces 270kW and 530Nm in manual form and 260kW/517Nm with the auto model.

And, as with the refreshed 2015 range announced today, automatic versions of the Craig Lowndes SS V also get paddle shifters.

Upgrades include 20-inch alloys shod with 245/275 Bridgestone Potenza rubber, and there's also four-piston Brembo brakes and updated FE3 sports suspension.

“I’ve had a lot of success on the racetrack behind the wheel of Commodores and to celebrate that with this special road-going version is a great privilege. I know fans and customers all Australia are going to love it,” Lowndes said.

“This Special Edition Commodore is the pinnacle of Holden performance and to have my name on it is a true honour."


PRICING (excluding on-road costs)

  • Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition Manual - $57,990
  • Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition Automatic - $60,190

Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition Features

20-inch staggered wheels and tyres: 8.5in front and 9in rear
245/275 20in Bridgestone Potenza tyres
Front and Rear 4-piston Brembo brakes
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPM)
Red Hot Engine cover
Black V8 power hood decal
Black roof
Black grille surrounds and fender vents – front upper in Red (Black on white vehicles)
Black DRL surrounds
Black window surrounds
Unique body side decals
Rear wing spoiler in black
Graphic sill plates
Carpet floor mats
Craig Lowndes embroidered ‘dash pad’
Unique Boot badge
Individually numbered build plate

SS V Redline Highlights

NEW Paddle-shifters (automatic transmission only)
NEW Gloss Black Rear Valance
NEW Black Roof (available on Red Hot, Jungle Green, Heron White only in 2015)
6.0-litre V8 engine
6-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
Launch Control
Competitive Mode (stability control calibration)
Colour Head-Up Display
Holden MyLink infotainment System with 8” colour touch-screen display
Automatic Park Assist
Rear view camera
Lane Change Assist
Blind Spot Monitoring
Forward Collision Alert
Rear parking sensors
ISOFIX child seat anchorage system
Embedded apps including Pandora®, Stitcher SmartRadio™
Siri® Eyes Free Mode

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