However, before you jump out of your La-Z-Boy, there’s a catch. According to The Spymaster’s sources, General Motors’ Holden division, which is closing its Australian production facility following the 2017 model year, is planning a limited run of Commodore sedans (sold as the Chevrolet SS here) fitted with LS9 engines for its home market. For the uninitiated, the LS9 is a supercharged 638-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 that was installed in the deceased Corvette ZR1. If true, the cheers from SS fans and Chevy dealers demanding that the hopped-up SS be available here will be audible from Anchorage to Adelaide (where Holdens are made). The price won’t be cheap, of course – comparable to the Hellcat’s $68,000 price – but an LS9 SS would likely become an instant collectible. The catch, aside from availability? It still won’t be as quick or fast as the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats.

 

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GM is readying a Dodge Hellcat fighter:

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