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.
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.
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.
Eddy Tassone's naturally aspirated EFi LSX Holden Monaro GTO dyno run 15.11.2009 - 770.8 HP
This is Eddy Tassone's naturally aspirated EFi LSX Holden Monaro GTO Dyno run from the 15.11.2009 at the Commodore Car Club Dyno day.
Tassone put his car on at the end of the day to finish off with an amazing 770.8 HP.
The combo consists of a naturally aspirated 455 cube LSX small block running ETP canter valve heads which are joined up to twin 2000 cfm throttle bodies...Tassone tunes the EFi monster, and builds tough engines with his team and Workshop, Active Automotive in Western Australia. So if you are looking for a tough engine, call the boys on (08) 9456 1111.
Holden V8 drag compilation
A variety of Holdens racing at Heathcote Park Raceway, December 2007.
LSX turbo radial Camaro
Kevin Dennis Holden HSV Chevrolet Z28 Camaro runs 7.62 at 190mph at it's first meeting down under.
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HSV at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show
The 2012 Australian International Motor Show launched to the public in Sydney this week where HSV is proudly displaying four vehicles from its range including the #1 build of our limited edition, 25th Anniversary GTS. At the Media Preview, HSV's Managing Director, Phil Harding, introduced our stand to the media.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org w/1.91 60'
Appearance and interior:
Full LED color change
Custom single gauge pod gauge surround
Team SCSS Boost gauge with matching face
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