Weird & Wonderful Sports Sedans
Last issue we listed the best and most significant Sports Sedans of all time. This time we present the weirdest and most wonderful (and even the not-so wonderful).
One great appeal of Sports Sedans is the sheer level of freedom the rules allow. A Sports Sedan can be pretty much whatever anyone wants it to be – whatever engine takes your fancy can be fitted to almost anything you please, as long as it was a road-going sedan at some point. Likewise the driveline, suspension and brakes and bodywork aero and guard flare additions are all a matter of personal choice – unlike most other categories these days where a set of control specifications are mandated from above. The result is a wonderfully diverse array of sedans-on-steroids. Some of them were designed and built by some of the brainiest motorsport engineering minds in the country; others were knocked up out the back shed with the help of a bunch of mates. So this is our list of the 25 ‘most different’ Sports Sedans, but we’d love to hear your selections via firstname.lastname@example.org
David Krause EH Holden V6
EH Holdens were once the mainstay of Sports Sedans. They could be easily updated to later-model HD Holden front disc brakes, and lots of power could be extracted from the classic 179 ‘red’ six engine. Of course, as we saw in last issue’s Top 25 Sports Sedans, if you wanted a really quick EH then what was needed was a V8 transplant, or a turbo six. Or, as David Krause uniquely did in the late ’90s, a hotted up version of the 3.8-litre V6 Commodore VN-VR engine.