Following rumors that legendary V8 Supercars racer and long-time Holden driver Craig Lowndes would be getting his very own limited-edition car, Holden has gone official with the new Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition Commodore. Lowndes made his debut on the V8 Supercars circuit with Holden in 1994 at the age of 20 and ever since has been a household name among Australian race fans.
Holden unveiled the special-edition Commodore today as it is the eve of Lowndes’ 20th anniversary in V8 Supercars competition. The car is based around the standard V8 Commodore SS V, but will be hand-finished and individually numbered by trained technicians at the Holden Enhancement Centre.
Holden didn’t release too many details about the Lowndes Commodore, saying info on pricing and options will become available at a later date. However the photos show a Red Hot Commodore with black hood stripes, “Craig Lowndes” badging and a black roof.
In addition to getting the special-edition car, Craig Lowndes Commodore buyers will receive “exclusive money can’t buy experiences,” Holden says. These include a framed certificate of authenticity with a build plate, a Red Bull Racing private tour hosted by Craig Lowndes and two tickets to the V8 Supercars race closest to the customer with a Red Bull Racing pit tour.
“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 over the country are going to love it,” the ever-smiling Lowndes said in a statement.