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High-performance Holden's launched


Holden has added even more performance to its V-Series badge with the launch of five Redline editions

The Redline Edition Calais V-Series and SS V-Series sedan, Sportwagon and Ute take top spot in Holden’s updated VE Series II range, available in October.

Holden says the new Redline Edition models are intended for enthusiast drivers, offering "high-level braking and sports handling capabilities to match their powerful 6.0-litre V8 credentials".

Holden engineers have redesigned the chassis, with a track-inspired FE3 super sports suspension set-up (on the sedan) to complement the extra stopping power of four-piston Brembo high performance front brakes.

On the outside the Redline Edition range is distinguished by forged and polished 19-inch alloy wheels, matched to low profile tyres.

Full colour mapping satellite navigation and a rear camera are included as standard equipment in V-Series models (except the Ute), which feature the new multimedia touch screen Holden-iQ system.

All Redline Editions are compatible with bio-ethanol, also known as E85.

Holden New Zealand General Marketing Manager Mathew Woodley said the Redline Edition introduced added excitement to the company’s high-feature luxury performance range.

“We know the performance enthusiasts who drive Holden sports vehicles enjoy the way the engine performs with the exhilarating V8 engine performance of our sport models,” Woodley said.

“We know that their interest goes beyond straight-line power and torque though. They’re looking for a satisfying overall driving experience with superior chassis dynamics.”

“With the Redline Edition, we set out to improve that experience for them, to provide the ultimate sports ride by introducing features we know they’ll value the most - track-inspired handling for great road connection and control combined with awesome stopping power.”

Buyers can expect a $2900 premium over the standard vehicle RRP.

Redline Edition features include:

  • Brembo high-performance brakes - Front brakes feature four-piston, two-piece aluminium front callipers and 355mm rotors, pillar-vented for improved cooling and durability
  • Forged alloy wheels
  • FE3 Super Sports Performance Suspension - High-performance tuned dampers and stiffer stabiliser bars
  • Chrome window surround (sedan only)
  • Inflator kit (on the SS-V Series Redline Ute)

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