You’d be foolish to think Holden would let its rear-wheel drive Commodore go silently into the night. A project to send the Holden VF Commodore Series II is very much alive and well, but it won’t wear the ‘Bathurst’ name as once reported.
Wheels reports the name has been shelved after Holden withdrew its application to trademark the name, paying homage to the iconic Aussie motorsport the Commodore has long been a part of.
The Holden Commodore “Bathurst” was to be an even more performance oriented sendoff edition than its SSV Redline brethren. The project will live, but another name will be attached to it.
Holden will also revive the “Director” nameplate, which caused quite a stir of mixed feelings. Expect a reborn Director to be Calais based, catering to the luxurious side of Commodore. The Director name was seen on the last VK and VL Commodores with the legendary Peter Brock’s blessing through HDT Special Vehicles.
Any of these Commodores built to pay respect to the nameplate’s long history will certainly be in short supply, and high demand when they likely start to roll out this coming fall.