A substantial two-door coupe by having an impressively powerful V8 under its hood. Monaro may be the sporting flagship of Holden’s range.
Constructed with one eye on export markets (it is now accessible outside Australia) the vehicle handles cleanly, and it has acceleration that harks to the golden age (that browse the 1960s) of muscle cars.
A sleek body style increases the feeling this is a throwback – even though it benefits from Modern day aerodynamics.
What matters using the car may be the power – 329PS, with oceanic waves of torque – and also the fact that it handles much better than anything in the glory days. And contains an engine note that should function as the backing track to some Bruce Springsteen song.