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2012 Holden Commodore SS V Perfect Blue preview

October 30, 2011

PerformanceDrive is finalising its 2012 Holden Commodore SS V review. The 2012 Holden Commodore range is available in a new Perfect Blue colour option, featured on our test car, inspired by the retro Peter Brock Formula Blue HDT Group A VK SS Commodore. The new colour is one of the exciting new aspects to the 2012 Commodore range.

We’ve almost finished preparing a nice little video snippet¬†– featuring some spirited driving – of the new 2012 Holden Commodore SS V sedan to give you an idea of what the new car, and the new Perfect Blue colour scheme, looks like out on the road. And to preview the awesome sound of the 6.0-litre V8 engine under the bonnet of course.

The new Perfect Blue colour does look very appealing. In a world where greys and silvers are starting to become a little boring, the new Perfect Blue brings a breath of freshness to the roads. It should age quite well too, unlike (arguably) some of Holden’s previous special new colours. It’s now available on all 2012 Holden Commodore variants.

Other changes to the new range include FE3 sports suspension for all 2012 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Editions, including sedan, wagon and ute, as well as new 19-inch forged alloy wheels. The normal Commodore SS V also gets silver accented highlights around the front grille and fascia, as pictured, and a revised interior.

All 2012 Holden Commodores are also flex-fuel compatible. This allows the engines to run on both unleaded fuel and E85 ethanol (85 per cent ethanol blend). E85 fuel is a cleaner burning fuel and helps the new Commodore to reduce its average exhaust emissions.

The cleaner fuel is also known for its potential to increase engine performance. To find out how the new 2012 Holden Commodore SS V goes on E85, as well as plenty of other details, look forward to our full 2012 Holden Commodore SS V review and drive impression video this week.

UPDATE: 2012 Holden Commodore VE Series II SS V review now up.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.