Holden is officially working with V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes on a special edition package for the Commodore, a company spokesman told Australian website CarAdvice, although Holden told the site it is “not in a position to officially announce any details” about the package.
Fortunately, one Holden dealership’s Facebook page seems to have given away a number of the special edition car’s details. Set to mark 20 years since Lowndes first got behind the wheel of a Holden V8 Supercar, the Craig Lowdnes Special Edition Commodore is expected to debut in October in order to coincide with the Bathurst 1000 race.
Anticipated to be based on the V8-powered Commodore SS-V Redline, CarAdvice reports that the special edition car is tipped to feature a “Red Hot engine cover, black grille and DRL surrounds, black fender vents and mirror caps, a black rear spoiler and black 20-inch forged alloy wheels sitting atop four-piston Brembo brakes front and rear,” as well as unique decals and badging.
The car is expected to be available in either Red Hot or Heron White exterior colors, with a run of 161 cars being produced – 161 being the number of laps each driver must face in the Bathurst 1000. Car number one is expected to go to Lowndes himself.