Chevy set to confirm Australian Commodore SS for NASCAR

Until recently some cars racing in Australia's V8 Supercar series were based on the Holden Commodore Photo credit: Getty Images
Until recently some cars racing in Australia's V8 Supercar series were based on the Holden Commodore Photo credit: Getty Images

An announcement is ‘imminent’ by GM that the car they will campaign in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series next season will be a SS branded model based on the Australian Holden Commodore.

The model is manufactured in Australia by the GM Holden LTD division. A left hand drive model of the Commodore has been spotted driving on public roads in Victoria near where the company is headquartered. According to news sources in Australia, the model will be branded under the Chevrolet Performance SS nameplate which has already been formally registered.

For Chevy the NASCAR deal is part of a larger program that will have Holden once again exporting cars to the American market. The Commodore was sold as the Pontiac G8 until GM was forced into bankruptcy.MORE>>>

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