2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo v Holden Ute SS-V Redline comparison

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The Commodore name may be living on but the Holden Ute passes away officially on 20 October when production of that most Australian of icons end.

2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo v Holden Ute SS-V Redline comparison

And uncertainty surrounding the future of Nissan’s legendary Z-series means the 370Z Nismo could be the last hurrah for a lineage that runs back nearly 50 years – to the original, 1969 Datsun 240Z.

So, this left-field, non-traditional comparison line-up is a potential double swansong for two cars that also have more in common that you might initially think.

Firstly, the tray-backed Commodore is still technically a coupe – it’s just Australia’s distinctive take on one. Both are front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layouts. Both are two-seaters. Both feature torquey, vee-angled engines free of turbochargers, albeit one with eight cylinders and one with six.

The SS-V Redline Ute is part of the last-of-the-line VFII range introduced in late 2015 and given a mild, final tickle at the start of 2017 for its final year on the assembly line.

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