HSV GTS twin turbo - GM Motorsport
Brad's HSV GTS still retains a stock internal 6.2L V8 LS engine and 6-speed
auto trans but that hasn't hindered performance. Boosted by an ASE twin turbo kit and tuned by GM Motorsport, the VE ran a
best pass of 10.55 at 136mph for the day.
JET powered Mazda RX-7
Russell Clarke's Jet powered Mazda FD RX-7 from Heathcote Park Raceway. The
thrust is turned right down due to minimal braking distance. Best speed to
date is 160mph to the 1/8th mile.
Holden Ute LS2 turbo ONBOOST
Driven to and from the track was Brendan's VS Commodore Ute. Now re-powered
using an LS2 6L V8 engine and Boosted by a T70 turbo, power is fed through a T700 transmission.
The Commodore went 10.57 on a small 235 street radial tyre before bettering
that on 26x8.5in slicks on the first attempt. The car was unable to perform
any more runs due to no roll cage fitted.
Lamborghini Jalpa with LS1 V8 power
A very rare sight on the road, Nick's Lambo Jalpa is a little different
from most in that the factory 3.5L V8 has been put aside in favour of a
stock standard GM 346ci LS1 engine. Mated to a Toyota MR2 trans-axle
gearbox, the best time for the night was 11.8 at 124mph.
ONBOOST Holden LS2 V8 turbo Ute
Brendan's VS Commodore Ute runs easy tens thanks to a GM LS2 6L V8 engine
conversion. Boosted by a Master
Power T70 turbo, power is fed through a
T700 transmission to 26x8.5in slicks. The car has also gone 10.57 on 235 ET
Limit Pushing - Turbo LS2 GTO 0-60 Test
Just throwing up one last video before another two week hiatus.
This one definitely took the 0-60 record. The long awaited turbo LS2 GTO is here...and holy hell does it
deliver. Thanks to a whole lot of help from Carl H at BlackBox Tuning.
The Pontiac GTO:
The Pontiac GTO was built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the
United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia
from 2004 to 2006 as the Holden Monaro. It is considered to be one of the
most innovative classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The GTO came at
a time when General Motors had banned the divisions from involvement in
auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's marketing was heavily based on
performance. This change in GM's policy forced Pontiac to turn its
attention to street performance.
The GTO was born from a redesign of the Tempest which was to be called the
"Super Tempest" with the larger 6.4 L Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized
Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 5.3 L Tempest V8.
The big-engine Tempest was badged the GTO for "Gran Turismo Omologato"
after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The GTO escaped the violation of GM policy by
becoming an option package for the Pontiac Tempest LeMans. The GTO package
had sold 10,000 units before the beginning of 1964 followed by total sales
of 32,450 GTOs. 75,342 were sold by 1965. This optional $ 296 package
included a 6.4 L V8 that produced 348 hp with a single Carter AFB
four-barrel carburetor and dual Exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, 7
blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with
Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider
wheels with 7.50 x 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. The
original GTO's was clocked about 5.6 seconds for the 0--60 test and a
standing quarter mile time of 14.8 seconds.
As time went on, sales increased to almost 100,000 GTOs a year. Pontiac
pushed for the GTO to be called the "GTO Tiger" in advertising, but it
eventually became known in the youth market as the "Goat." The late 60's
saw the creation of the ram air engines and the birth of the Judge. Power
increased over the 60's from 348 hp to 375 hp in the best ram air
applications. The best equipped GTOs could get from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds
and perform a standing quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
As the 70's rolled in, sales of the GTO plummeted. By 1973 GTO sales were
down to 4,806 cars and the energy crisis was beginning to emerge. In 1974
Pontiac moved the GTO option to the compact Pontiac Ventura, also known as
the Chevrolet Nova. This was done in an effort to become part of the
compact muscle market which already included the Plymouth Duster 360, Ford
Maverick Grabber and AMC Hornet X. The 1974 GTO was tested a with the
four-speed transmission and achieved a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds and a
quarter mile at 15.72 seconds. Sales improved in 74 to over 7,000 cars, but
1974 would be the last model year for the original GTO.
In 1999, the Detroit Auto Show beheld a GTO concept car. The 1999 concept
was never produced but in 2004 Pontiac re-launched the GTO under the
Holden Monoro platform. The new GTO was equipped with the Corvette's 350 hp
LS1 engine in 2004 and the 400 hp LS2 engine for 2005 and 2006 with a
choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The GTO was
sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Monaro and in the Middle East as a Chevrolet
Lumina SS. The new GTO was never as popular in the U.S. due to the styling
which was obviously not aimed towards GTO heritage or the car's performance
(even with GM's frantic decision to add sporty hood scoops), and GM's
failure to use a traditional American built car. The 2005 and 2006 models
were virtually the same mechanically. Both made good use of the 400 hp LS2
engine and could go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and could execute a standing
quarter mile in 13 seconds. The 2006 model drew the GTO to a close once
again with the end of GM's 3 year GTO revival plan.
TUFGM8 Calais Holden 402ci
David's exceptionally neat VL Calais is powered by a Holden 402ci V8 engine
and aided by a small shot of Nitrous.
This was only the second time out with the car so the long term plan is to
up the gas to run deep into the 9s.
How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
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and other mad shizuoika available here:
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Music from the episode is available here:
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was featured in this episode)
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
HSV Senator V8 turbo
Daniel's Holden Special Vehicle VT Senator sounds great thanks to a 355ci
Holden V8 stroker engine Boosted by
a Garrett GT42R turbocharger. Making
330kW to the rear wheels on pump unleaded it was enough to see the HSV dip
into the ten second zone.
Heathcote Park Raceway, Feb 3rd, 2013.
Street and Competition V8s - June 1st
Features Ford, Chev, Holden and GM LS-powered vehicles from Calder Park
Legal Off-street Drags - June 1st meeting.
500+ WHP SUPERCHARGED GTO WHINES LOUD at the Strip w/ on Board Footage
Today, we take a look at a pretty NASTY Monaro converted GTO.
2004 Pontiac GTO
Stock bottom end
243 heads w/comp cams trunion upgrade
Morel linked lifters
Predator cam 224/230@114lsa
Pulley boys 2.7" pulley
Moroso coolant tank for blower
Cobra heat exchanger w/custom mounts
Svede OTRCAI with custom adapter
Hendrix Engineering blower snout, tbody, and radiator
Kooks 1 7/8" longtubes catless mids
Magnaflow 3" Exhaust
Lingenfelter fuel pump
NGK AFX wideband
SD tuned at CSP in West Chester 516RWHP
Wilwood 13" front 12.19" rear brake package
Lovells Eliminator kit 20mm drop with a handful of poly bushings
Hendrix Engineering street slayer clutch w/ Fidanza flywheel
MGW-P short shifter
GForce Engineering 3.5" aluminum driveshaft with billet yoke
GForce Engineering inner stubs and anit wheel hop half shafts
Harrop diff cover
Running on a 275-40-17 Mickey Thompson ET street radial
PB:email@example.com w/1.91 60'
Appearance and interior:
Full LED color change
Custom single gauge pod gauge surround
Team SCSS Boost gauge with matching
Monaro guage face
Monaro badging on steering wheel, dash, and sill plates
Kenwood DDX419 in dash touchscreen dvd player
JL audio mids and highs
JL audio 8" W0's in rear deck
JL audio 250/1 sub amp
Billet custom products valve covers
Billet coil covers
Jamesbiz billet stuff
A few one off billet pieces as well