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Holden Monaro / Coupe

V2 Series

October 2001 - August 2004

(V2 Series II: December 2002 - July 2003)

(V2 Series III: August 2003 - August 2004)



The new millennium Monaro made its debut at the Sydney International Motor Show, scene of its sensational unveiling as a design concept in 1998. The striking new coupe made the transition from concept to reality in just 22 months. Embracing advanced design, engineering and flexible manufacturing processes, it showcases Holden's commitment to technological and creative leadership.

Some changes introduced with the Series II include: Fresh interior styling treatments which include a new instrument panel with binnacle-style clusters and multi-function digital displays and a new steering wheel design. In addition, body structure refinements combine with powertrain improvements to offer better-than-ever build precision, performance and safety.

The CV8 is now powered by the 235kW High Output V8 from the VY Commodore SV8 and SS. Added to the standard equipment listing for CV6 are "twilight sentinel" automatic headlamp control and road speed sensitive intermittent wipers. Both models receive high-feature Blaupunkt audio systems. The CV6 now has headlamps off programmable time delay, while the CV8 offers a six disc in-dash CD player and audible Rear Park Assist, which is enabled automatically when reverse gear is selected. Four ultrasonic sensors mounted in the rear bumper trigger audible beeps which increase in frequency as the vehicle gets closer to obstacles behind it, alerting the driver to their presence and proximity. Optional on both models are satellite navigation and the Holden Assist 24-hour satellite security and support system.

Interior upgrade includes a new instrument panel, centre console and steering wheel, and new design transmission shifter and handbrake. There is also a new mobile phone power outlet under the centre console. The new instrument cluster features a large multi-function digital display (single or triple-window, depending on model), which displays information such as radio station display, PRNDL gear selected indicator, trip computer with stopwatch function, service reminders and a help facility.

Recalibrations and shift revisions improve the performance of automatic transmissions, and V8 transmissions have been upgraded for greater durability. Service intervals for V6 engines have been extended to 15,000 km from 10,000km. Additionally, the supercharged V6 is now fitted with a "dampolator" - a combined accessory drive isolator and crankshaft bending damper which enhances engine smoothness above 4000rpm, resulting in a freer-revving engine character.

Major changes introduced with the Series III include: Dropping of CV6 model (averaged only around 5% of sales), and the CV8 is now powered by the 245kW High Output V8, with a front strut brace. There is now the added safety benefit of active head restraints, the Monaro is now equipped with audible and visual driver's seatbelt warning, and steering column modifications assist in reducing the risk of occupant injury in a frontal crash. There is now also an integrated rear glass radio antenna.


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The V2 Monaro / Coupe Specifications page, with details on engines, suspension, gearboxes, etc.


Monaro CV6


Standard Equipment:

Supercharged V6, 17 x 8 inch alloy wheels, 4 speed automatic transmission, security system, driver and front passenger airbags, driver and front passenger side impact airbags, control link independent rear suspension (IRS), Monaro FE2 Sports Suspension, ABS brakes, traction control, cruise control, basic trip computer, CD player, steering wheel audio controls, power antenna, power socket in centre console, twin cupholders, air conditioning, power windows.


Optional Equipment:

Limited slip differential (LSD), Holden Assist security and support system.


Monaro CV8

V2 CV8
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Standard Equipment:

As for CV6, plus: V8, 18 x 8 inch alloy wheels, 6 speed manual transmission, Limited slip differential (LSD), advanced trip computer, 10-disc CD changer, climate control.


Optional Equipment:

4 speed automatic transmission, Holden Assist satellite security and support system. On Series II also: Rear Park Assist, 6-disc in-dash CD changer.



Monaro CV8-R

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The CV8-R was a limited edition run of 350 released July 2003, based on the Series II CV8. The CV8-R was only available in Turbine Mica Grey. It featured a leather interior in light shale, unique instrument cluster with white dials, leather-wrapped steering wheel, handbrake and transmission selector, distinctive 18 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels, front and rear lamps with silver finish globes, Holden Assist, and bright chrome exterior badging. Recommended Retail Pricing : $59,900 (manual and automatic).


Series III CV8-R
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The Series III CV8-R was a limited edition run of 320 released May 2004, based on the Series III CV8. The CV8-R was only available in Pulse Red paint finish. It offered a choice of manual or automatic transmission, matched to a 245kW V8. It featured 18-inch, five-spoke machined face alloy wheels with sports graphite ports, front and rear lamps with silver vision globes, black bezels on rear lamps, black chrome exterior badging and a CV8-R decklid badge. A Holden By Design electric sunroof is included as standard. Interior features include centre fascia and instrument surrounds in satin finish Pulse Red and black floormats with CV8-R logo in Pulse Red, unique instrument cluster in white dial-plate features daytime illumination, the steering wheel, handbrake and transmission selectors are covered in Anthracite leather (matching the sports seat and door trim) with perforated leather inserts and black stitching. Recommended Retail Pricing : $60,990 (manual and automatic).


The V2 Monaro / Coupe Specifications page, with details on engines, suspension, gearboxes, etc.


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