Whilst I’ve never been particularly drawn to the Holden VT Commodore, I decided to take the plunge and pick up this well-maintained 2000 model Holden VT Calais to compare it to my 2001 Ford AU Falcon.
Initially, I was after one with a supercharged 6-cylinder engine as that was the closest match to the Ford’s Intech VCT, however I wasn’t able to find one quickly enough and at a fair price, and opted instead for this clean example with the 5.7L Gen III LS1 V8.
|Car:||2000 Holden VT Calais Series II|
|Engine:||5.7L ‘Gen III’ LS1 V8|
|Power & Torque:||220 kW (295 hp) – 446 Nm (329 lb-ft)|
|Driveline:||4-speed automatic – rear wheel drive|
|Wheels & Tyres:||17″ alloy wheels – 235/45R17 tyres|