To celebrate the last year of locally built Commodores, Holden introduced the Motorsport Edition range to the public. They consisted of the ‘Magnum’ - an SSV based ute, the ‘Motorsport Edition’ - an SSV based sedan, and the ‘Director’ - a Calais V based sedan. The latter being what we see above.
The Director sedan featured all the fruit from the standard Calais V, but also added the four mode Magnetic Ride Control system (a feature previously only given to HSV’s), together with some suspension, brake, and wheel upgrades. The other major area of difference was the exclusive cosmetic package which featured an embroidered dash, a black painted roof, red highlighted front grille, new red-lined alloys, unique badging, individual vehicle numbering, alloy pedals, six-speed automatic transmission, heated seats, and a special unique build option code ‘DIR’. Which of course stands for Director. Only 360 of these beauties were produced with 250 offered to the public. The rest were made available to Holden dealers and staff.