VZ COM­MODORE [261,238 BUILT]

Unique Cars - - FAREWELL HOLDEN -

HOLDEN’S PORT Mel­bourne en­gine plant – which had been build­ing Holden en­gines since the FX se­ries – re­ceived a huge make-over in the early 2000s to pro­duce GM’s new all-al­loy, dou­ble over-head cam and four-valve ‘High Fea­ture’ HFV6 range of en­gines for Holden and for ex­port to brands as di­verse as Dae­woo, Pon­tiac and SAAB. The HF V6 was the en­gine un­der the bon­net of the VZ Com­modore and for the first time since VK, Com­modore had dif­fer­ent power out­puts for its sixes de­pend­ing on the trim spec: The base Ex­ec­u­tive and Ber­lina had a 175kW ver­sion of the new en­gine, with SV6 and Calais hav­ing vari­able tim­ing on both cams for 190kW from its 3565cc. The rest of the car was a re­vised ver­sion of the VY.

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