The Special Edition Craig Lowndes Commodore is official. After months of speculation, the V8 Supercar legend gets his name on a VF Commodore, after having his signature on the side of a BA Falcon ute back in 2007.
This time around, it’s to celebrate the man’s stunning debut in the category at the 1994 Sandown 500 before his pearler of an effort as runner-up on debut at Bathurst – as a 19-year-old.
The special edition sedan is based on an SS V Redline, and comes complete with a 270kW 6.0-litre V8 and your choice of a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. There are stripes, a black roof and unique badging, but beyond that the Lowndes Commodore offers little in the way of additional substance: there’s no power increase, not even a set of unique alloys.
If you don’t care about that, every buyer gets to meet Lowndes at a “money can’t buy” Red Bull Racing private function, as well as a pair of tickets to your local round of the 2015 V8 Supercars – in which Lowndes may well be wearing the coveted Number 1.
While Holden is taking orders now, pricing for the Lowndes Special Edition will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but expect a small premium over the SS V’s $52.5k list price.