HSV E3 Launch Control
Once enabled by the driver (by selecting Competition Mode), Launch Control will provide the vehicle with the ability to accelerate from standstill at its maximum potential regardless of the skill or experience of the driver. Available on all E3 manual vehicles, this feature takes the guess work out of transferring 550Nm to the ground.
727 Cubic Inches and Australian Tire Smoke! - Roadkill Episode 10
On this episode of Roadkill, there's endless burnouts and powerskids as David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of HOT ROD magazine are on the loose in Australia with 727ci of Sonny Leonard hemi-headed madness. The massive big-block makes 1,275 horsepower between the fenders of a 2006 Holden HSV VE Clubsport R8. In American, that's like a Pontiac G8. This display of overkill is the product of "Gup," the promoter of the Powercruise series of events in Australia, New Zealand, and Minnesota (USA) where tire smoke is the rule. On the show, you'll see tire fire from Gup's infamous "Elvis" '74 Holden HQ, from his 727ci Clubbie, from a 1,500ci diesel semi truck, and from Downunder's most throttle-happy petrolheads on both coasts. The miracle is that Freiburger and Finnegan aren't still in an Aussie jail. Of course, that might have been less punishing than the 30-hour flight home.
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Walkinshaw enhanced 365kw E3 HSV LPI Clubsport with 3inch bimodal exhaust launch & drive by-HD
Please note video footage is best viewed in 720p/1080p HD and was taken during the new year holiday break on a quiet outer suburban road to ensure the safety of others. The launch was performed on lpg and comp mode was selected to prevent wheel spin. Drive by shows how quite the Exhaust can be when cruising and when you open it up past 3800rpm mark the sound that it makes when the vacuum operated valves open up with the bimodal system.
727ci V8 HSV vs Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo - Powercruise 37
At Powercruise 37 at Queensland Raceway, Gup bought out his newly built 727ci V8 HSV for a little fun in the off-street racing practice. It's not finished yet, but with the biggest capacity engine in any street car we know of in Australia, it certainly gets up and moves. He decided to line up Graham's twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo. It runs around 6psi of Boost on a stock engine with a yet to be sorted E-gear, but it's no slouch.
Graham got the jump, but Gup was able to reel him in. At the finish line it was a draw, but past it, the HSV nosed in front.
Walkinshaw performance- This Ends... eventually.
The Most Entertaining Day is done. Luke's keen to keep going on with it and resorts to most uncouth methods. Cameron responds- eventually.
Make sure you check out our other videos and watch well past the credits for our extra long, super big bonus section...!