Now that Holden is no longer building cars in Australia, it had ample amount of time to partner with several firms to create a special one-off project. Dubbed as Holden Monaro, it is painted in a shade called Panorama Blue Suede. The model was acquired by Holden which at that time read 214,000 kilometers on the odometer. After acquiring it, a comprehensive restoration then began. One of the most significant updates was done to the original LS1 V8 that was completely re-built by Maurice Fabietti. He also runs ACDelco Pro Slammer Monaro drag racing team.
Additionally, several other modifications were made to the engine such as inclusion of Chevrolet performance camshaft from Eagle Auto and some cylinder head alterations. Moreover, there is also a US-spec GTO exhaust system and an upgrade version of the original FluidDrive transmission. To further upgrade the Holden Monaro, it is equipped with AP Racing brakes along with a new suspension from Sachs Performance and Triple Eight Race Engineering with the inclusion of a set of Bridgestone S007A tires. Holden Monaro also features a handful of bespoke exterior parts such as new hood scoops, a custom front splitter and a new fuel filler door.
Cabin of Holden Monaro is completely overhauled and refreshed by Auto Image Interiors with inputs from Holden Design. Updated cabin consists of unique badges, build plates and wheel center treatments. Interested customers can buy Holden Monaro by visiting Holden Dealer Service department or by purchasing Holden Genuine or ACDelco parts before the competition ends on March 31st, 2020. Company’s lead Performance Engineer Rob Trubiani said that it’s a great car to drive and someone is going to be very lucky to win it.