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Patterson Cheney RS400T Holden Commodore SS on track

Warren Luff tests the tuned Patterson Cheney RS400T Holden Commodore SS. The car achieved a 0-100km/h time of 4.6 seconds and a 1/4-mile time of 12.6 seconds. Check out the full review at CarAdvice: http://www.caradvice.com.au/81748/holden-commodore-race-sport-rs350-and-rs400t-road-test-and-review


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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage LS Review
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CarAdvice.com.au - Aussie V8 Dyno Shootout. Ford XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS AFM
CarAdvice.com.au drops Ford's FG Falcon XR8 into the box against Holden's VE Commodore SS (equipped with Active Fuel Management (AFM)). The end results are surprising, with one of the two producing healthy power figures. Visit the site to also see how they fared on our performance tests (0-100km/h, 1/4-mile and 100km/h-0 braking).

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1985 Holden Commodore VK: 9.270 @ 145.850
Nick Zamagias, Engine: Ls3 416ci, Supercharger: - Turbos: - Tires: Goodyear 28x9.0x15

1988 Holden Commodore : 9.930 @ 142.000
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1982 Holden Commodore VH GROUP 3: 10.680 @ 126.500
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1995 Holden Commodore VR: 10.710 @ 128.300
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2003 Holden Commodore SV8: 10.765 @ 126.010
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1996 Holden Commodore calais: 10.938 @ 147.000
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2014 Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan: 11.217 @ 124.890
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2001 Holden Commodore vx ss: 11.280 @ 119.520
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2014 Chevrolet SS LS: 12.530 @ 113.000
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2014 Chevrolet SS : 12.707 @ 110.730
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2000 Holden Commodore VX Calais Series 1: 12.749 @ 106.760
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1986 Holden Commodore VK: 12.782 @ 107.440
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2015 Chevrolet SS : 12.910 @ 112.100
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2015 Chevrolet SS MANUAL: 13.010 @ 111.100
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2015 Chevrolet SS : 13.110 @ 109.210
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2002 Holden Commodore VX 2 Calais: 13.249 @ 105.410
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2007 Holden Commodore SSv ute: 13.654 @ 102.630

1984 Holden Commodore vk: 14.179 @ 95.070
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1986 Holden Commodore VL Turbo: 15.030 @ 91.000
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