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Holden Commodore / Calais

VK Series

Specifications


Built:

135,705


Engines:

These were the Holden Black engines.


Transmissions:


Suspension:


Steering:

Type: rack & pinion, power assistance optional


Brakes:


Wheels / Tyres:

195/70 R14 for lesser models. 205/60 R15 for Calais.


Dimensions:


Fuel Consumption:


Differential:

On late 3.3L's: Borg Warner 78 with a revised ratio of 3.23:1


Acceleration:

SL 3.3L (carby): 0 - 100 km/h = 11.2 secs; 400m = 17.7 secs


Holden Black 3.3L straight six

Capacity: 3.3L
Induction: carburetor
Valvetrain: overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.1 x 82.5
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Maximum Power: 86kW @ 4200 rpm
Maximum Torque: 232 Nm @ 2600 rpm


Holden Black 3.3L EFI straight six

Capacity: 3.3L
Induction: EFI
Valvetrain: overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.1 x 82.5
Compression Ratio:
Maximum Power: 109kW
Maximum Torque: 266Nm


Holden Black 5.0L (later 4.9L) V8

Capacity: 5.0L (4.9L after June 1985)
Induction: carburetor
Valvetrain: overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder
Bore x Stroke (mm): 101.6 x 76.7
Compression Ratio: 8.8
Maximum Power: 117kW
Maximum Torque: 319Nm @ 2400rpm


The L31 5.0L V8 was replaced by the LV2 4.9L in June 1985. This was to help Commodore in the Group A racing, because it could shed 75kg of weight by now being under 5.0 L. The LV2 is still referred to being 5.0L in most places. Holden quotes the same power figures for both engines.



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