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Old 08-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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The 2014 Chevrolet SS rear-wheel-drive muscle sedan is almost here and we canít wait to hop behind the wheel. But as most readers will know, the SS is essentially a rebadged Holden Commodore SS V already on sale in Australia, albeit with a few performance tweaks thrown in. In a previous generation, Holdenís Commodore spawned a coupe variant known as the Monaro. The car was a hit in its home market and a few even made their way to the U.S. as a Pontiac GTO. While Holden has no plans to launch a modern Monaro based on its latest Commodore, a budding design firm based in Australia has mocked one up as a digital concept.
The digital Monaro concept hails from Dsine International and was started by designer Toby Robinson as a part of his digital sculpting training at Holden. Also lending a hand was fellow Dsine designer Dave Kaylor as well as Simon Gow and Peter Hughes from Holden.
Its creators say the Monaro was done as an after-hours project and doesnít hint at any future production model, though they admit to loving the idea of a new Monaro. It is based on the Commodoreís sporty SS V trim, which is why its styling is so similar to the Chevy SS due in showrooms later this year.
Holden itself has rolled out a coupe concept based on its Commodore, 2008ís Coupe 60, but the concept was never intended for production. And earlier this month, we learned from Bob Lutz that before the demise of Pontiac in 2010 General Motors had built a clay model of a new coupe based on the former G8 (also a Commodore twin) that was to serve as a new GTO.
We could see Dsignís coupe selling alongside the Chevy SS as a modern-day Monte Carlo, though perhaps General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] doesn't want any more competition for its Camaro, which mechanically would be identical to this stunning coupe.




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Old 08-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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without the badges, it could be anything, a Hyundai, a Kia, the back could be a VW, the front could be a Ford....
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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Looks cool though.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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The first thing I thought was GTO..

So no, kill it with fire.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #5
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The first thing I thought was GTO..

So no, kill it with fire.
Yep, that side shot is terrible. Look at how much car there is behind the passenger door in a coupe! Is there a second motor back there?
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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Excuse my simpleton thinking but...

didn't the current Camaro start it's life from the bones of a Monaro...
aka a 2 door Commodore?

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
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Three pedals option first, then do the coupe.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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remember Guys, this is a Digital Bulcrap image,
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #9
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I would never actually buy a coupe, but I think it looks very good, rendering or not.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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it doesn't look like anything other than heavy.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #11
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Excuse my simpleton thinking but...

didn't the current Camaro start it's life from the bones of a Monaro...
aka a 2 door Commodore?

Sort of.

The Camaro shares the Zeta platform with the Commodore/G8, but there was no two door Commodore/Monaro variant built on the Zeta platform. The Monaro was built on a previous generation of the platform and then was cancelled before the Camaro came to existance on the next gen Zeta platform.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #12
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Gotcha! ..... thanks for clearing that up
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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Would definitely rather see the El Camino (Holden pickup thing) come to the US before they rehash the GTO.


But that's just me
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #14
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F the coupe; give me a wagon.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:18 PM   #15
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Kinda sorta looks like a cross between a BMW M3 and a Pontiac G6
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Yep, it's a Commodore with the rear doors erased and the front doors stretched.
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Oh gees. How about something original? It doesn't look like an American muscle car at all. So yeah, Id say kill it with fire too.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #18
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I'd buy one but then again I drive a GTO.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #19
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Oh gees. How about something original? It doesn't look like an American muscle car at all. So yeah, Id say kill it with fire too.
It is original. The American muscle cars of today are rehashed garbage.
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