Gassed-up Com­modore

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HOLDEN’S Com­modore can now be pow­ered by a state-of-theart Liq­uid LPG in­jec­tion sys­tem ( LLi). The sys­tem al­legedly pro­vides petrol equiv­a­lent power and torque but with fewer emis­sions and much lower run­ning costs.

The Com­modore kit, de­vel­oped by Or­bital Au­to­gas Sys­tems at the com­pany’s ad­vanced en­gine labs in Perth, achieves com­pa­ra­ble per­for­mance by in­ject­ing LPG into the en­gine’s in­let man­i­fold as a liq­uid rather than as a gas.

Or­bital’s tests show no drop in the ve­hi­cle’s power out­put when run­ning on LPG liq­uid in­jec­tion com­pared to petrol.

Or­bital says that power on a VZ Com­modore V8, for ex­am­ple, re­mains un­changed at 250kW.

The tests also show the Liq­uid LPG in­jec­tion sys­tem re­duces CO2 emis­sions com­pared to Holden’s petrol-pow­ered 6.0-litre V8 and 3.6-litre V6 en­gines by up to 10 per cent.

Or­bital LLi retro­fit kits are now avail­able for Com­modore VE V6 and VZ V8 (both sedan and ute mod­els), as well as States­man long wheel­base WL and WM mod­els.

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