That's Australian for 'be awesome'.
Production of GM’s Australian rear-wheel-drive, often-V8-engined Holden Commodore sedan will end in 2017. But that doesn’t mean RWD V8s are dead in Australia.
As long ago as 2015, GM executive vice president of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that a V8 sports car would be in Holden’s future. CarAdvice.com.au now reports that other executives have reiterated such a car will be built, but would not be drawn on particulars.
Peter Keley, Holden’s sales chief said: “We’re not going to say anything specific about the vehicle. We are going to launch a V8 sports car and it will blow your socks off. We can’t talk specifics.”
Sean Poppitt, director of communications, added: “I don’t think anyone could be anything but blown away by the performance and handling of the car that will become out sports car. No one is going to be disappointed by that thing.”
But GM global styling boss, Mike Simcoe, refused to add anything. “You’ll have to live on what Stefan’s told you already,” he said. “I’m not going to toss a grenade into that debate.”
There’s not yet any clue as to whether or not the Holden sports car will use an existing platform from the GM stable, or have a bespoke chassis. Neither of GM’s current sports cars, the Camaro and Corvette, are available in right-hand drive.