In Australia it is a must to have a car, to be able to cover the great distances. The “Black Cat” got its name after the free bus service in the city (Blue Cat, Red Cat, Yellow Cat etc…). A ute, originally an abbreviation for “utility” or “coupé utility”, is a term used in Australia and New Zealand to describe vehicles with a tonneau behind the passenger compartment, that can be driven with a regular driver’s license.
The Holden Commodore is a medium to large sedan/utility sold by Holden since 1978. It was manufactured from 1978 to 2017 in Australia and from 1979 to 1990 in New Zealand, with production in Australia ending on 20 October 2017. Production of the Commodore is set to end in late 2020.
The Redline is the ultimate performance Commodore, bridging the gap between HSV and the regular SS-V. It’s also officially the fastest ute around Germany’s Nurburgring racetrack.
To top it all off this is also the first car that I drove on my learners permit. Hopefully I get my license by the March 2020, so we can share the driving and then we can make some trips further away.
Holden Commodore SS V Redline (man. 6 speed) Ute
Engine: 6162cc pushrod V8
Max power: 304kW @ 6000rpm (413 HP)
Max torque: 570Nm @ 4400rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Kerb weight: 1793kg