Holden has revealed a special 30th anniversary edition of its high-performance Holden HDT CommodoreCommodore to commemorate the anniversary of the original Peter Brock Commodores going on sale.

Using the same design dynamics as the VE Series-2 Commodore SS-V, the retro-inspired special edition model has incorporated many of the styling elements from the original 1980 car into the existing Commodore chassis.

Just thirty of the cars – all painted Firethorn Red – will be released, and boast a series of mod-con finishes, such as a carbon-fibre dash, HDT-modified Bilstein suspension and bonnet scoops.

It also features 19-inch alloys designed to resemble the Irmscher wheels fitted to the 1980 VC Brock Commodore that hit the market in 1980.

The new car will be powered by a modified version of Holden’s 6-litre V8, with improved power output to 350kW, from the standard 270kW. Buyers can also buy (at an additional AU$13,000) an additional supercharger that increases the output to 450kW.

The total price for the high-end version will top $128,000 – original versions of the 1980 model still fetch figures above $100,000 on the private market.

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