Craig Lowndes in plate number 001 of the Craig Lowndes Special Edition SSV Commodore.
Craig Lowndes in plate number 001 of the Craig Lowndes Special Edition SSV Commodore.

Craig Lowndes SSV Special Edition a tribute to a legend

ALREADY immortalised in Australian motorsport history, now Craig Lowndes has his name etched in metal.

The V8 Supercar and Australian motor racing legend this week took delivery of the car named in his honour.

He drove away in build number 001 of the Craig Lowndes Special Edition Commodore.

The Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition.
The Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition.

The car, based on the Commodore SSV Redline and hand-finished at the Holden Enhancement Centre, celebrates the illustrious 20-year career of one of Australia's favourite drivers.

"It's been a few months since I was down in Melbourne working with Holden on the car and to finally see it here, with my build number, is really exciting," Lowndes said.

"It has been a great privilege to have my name on the car and I can't wait to put it through its paces."

Holden executive director of sales, Peter Keley said the car was a fitting tribute to Lowndes' career.

"With V8 Supercar tickets, pit tours and invites to a Red Bull Racing private function included, this is more than just a car, it is an experience," Mr Keley said.

Vital statistics

Model: Craig Lowndes Special Edition SSV Commodore.

Engine: 6.0-litre V8 petrol generating maximum power of 270kW @ 5600rpm (260kW at 5600rpm auto) and peak torque of 530Nm @ 4400rpm (517Nm @ 4400rpm auto).

Transmission: Six-speed manual or auto, rear-wheel drive.

Consumption: 11.8 litres/100km.

Bottom line plus on-roads: $57,990 (manual) or $60,190 (auto).

Special features: 20-inch staggered wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tyres, tyre pressure monitoring system, red hot engine cover, black V8 power hood, black roof, Craig Lowndes signature dash pad embroidery, individually numbered build plate, available with exterior colours red and white.

The Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition.
The Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition.

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