This vehicle is a series 1 VT commodore variant produced by HSV (Holden special vehicles). Fitted with a factory stroked 5.7 litre version of the Aussie 5 litre 16 valve pushrod iron block v8.
Another video of this car can be found here= http://www.streetfire.net/video/top-gear-19990513_586264.htm
Top Gear UK Holden Commodore HSV VT series2 LS1 GTSR/VXR8 UK export
This is a Video i found on youtube filmed circa 2000 and I reuploaded with the correct aspect ratio and more fitting title, Thanks to TheNZDaddy for the original rip and upload, the first Commodore fitted with 5.7 litre v8 Callaway C4B from the corvette (Angry lion wears a bowtie!!) this VT platform was used until 2006 and updated to final VZ specification (VT-VX-VY-VZ), then the VE platorm was released which is the current model which was updated to series 2. Great vid I have been looking for this for around 10 years now!! I do not advertise on my channel's videos nor do I recieve any money for them these are purely a hobby and for viewing pleasure, enjoy!!