- Mar 18, 2006
- Reaction score
- Members Ride
- Slug powered VZ, Cross 8 VZ, VE Calais & ya mum.
Wasn’t a rebadged Commodore. Was our Statesman/Caprice, the long wheel base model. The long wheel base luxury models have been a part of our Holden’s since (I think) the mid ‘60’s.Your Holden Monaro built on the Sigma platform was exported to the USA from 2004-2006 and rebadged as a Pontiac GTO
2004 was the LS1 with 350hp and a choice of A4 or M6 trans the 05/06 had the LS2 rated at 400hp
A little known side fact is that the Camaro used in the first Transformers movie was really a converted GTO/Monaro.
The VE Commodore in 2008-09 was imported as the Pontic G8 in Canada and the USA with a base model V6 with 260hp and A4 only
A GT model with a 360hp V8 and a choice of A4 or M6 and a GXP model with the LS3 rated at 410hp and A4 or M6 trans.
The Aussie Holden Zeta platform from the VE would later be shortened and narrowed into the Zeta 2 platform and become the 5th Gen Camaro built in Oshawa Ontario Canada about an hour and a half from where I live.
Also imported to the USA was the rebadged Commodore as the Chevy Police Pursuit Vehicle called the Caprice and a high performance version simply branded as the Chevrolet SS the last model was in 2017.