Mobil 1 in partnership with Mobil 1™ HSV Racing drivers James Courtney and Scott Pye recently launched the latest Mobil 1’s ‘Ask for Mobil’ consumer promotion at the iconic home of Mobil 1 HSV Racing, the Walkinshaw Production Facility. I was contracted to capture the day on camera.
But the big news is the choice of team that Holden have given their support too.
Australia loves the Panel Wagon, they always have, since Holden & Ford started selling them in the 50’s.
The best known was the Holden Sandman from the 70’s.
Well the RedBull Racing Australia V8 Supercars team have created the ultimate tribute to the famous Sandman.
Introducing the Triple Eight: Project Sandman Tribute Edition
But so far we have really only seen images of the new Calais and Sportswagon.
So it was a surprise to find what looks like the new SS model parked by the side of the road in suburban Melbourne.
All the badges except for the front Holden badge were covered up, so hard to tell which model it may have been.
But the rear wing, SSV Redline wheels and quad tail pipes are all give aways that this is actually the new VF SS Commodore.
After spending 5 minutes having a good look over all of the car I have got to say that this is the sexiest Holden ever.
I can not wait to see and drive the full range, only a few months to wait, just need a release date now so I can start counting the sleeps.
There is currently no better time to buy a brand new Holden than right NOW.
The company have today announced that they will be offering 0.5% finance on almost the entire range of vehicles.
There is just two catches.
The first is that there are three models exceptions the Cruze CD, Cruze Equipe, HSV models and Colorado 4×2 models. This still does leave the entire Commodore range to select from including my favourite the Sportwagon.
The second is the offer is valid for only a week. It begins on Thursday 9th August and will run until close of business Wednesday 15th August.
I think it is the lowest finance rate we have ever seen in Australia from a manufacture.
It is an amazing offer, if I only I needed a new car, maybe if Lamborghini offered this it might be a different story.
If you were ever thinking about buying a new car or even a used car it may be worth checking out this offer as I am sure stocks wont last.
Full press Release and more details can be found after the jump.
Holden are always a big one for reveals of new concepts at the Motor show and this year was no exception.
This year we got the new Colorado Concept, which is actually the third version of this concept as we have already seen two other versions.
The first version at the 32ndBangkok International Motor Show in March
The second one was at the Buenos Aires International Auto Show in June
But this one is all Australian made and designed with head designer 26-year-old Monash graduate Ben Last working closely with GMs’ Colorado & Brazilian design studio with operations in Thailand and US to develop the final Australian show theme.
Looking forward now to see the final production version now, hopefully it won’t be to different to this concept
After the jump are two video’s that Holden showed at the Launch, both very cool and give us an insight into the how the concept was developed and built .
Also after the jump is the full press release from Holden.
Press kits are generally given out to the Motorshow attending press members at the end of each presentation, each year there is different types and styles.
Here is a collection from Friday’s media day