BROCK VK GROUP 3
The Holden Commodore (VH) is a mid-size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1981 to 1984. It was the third iteration of the first generation of this Australian made model.
The engines were carried over but revisions were made to the 1.9- and 2.85-litre engines to improve fuel economy. Gains of 12.5 and 14 percent respectively were made to the city cycle fuel economy figures.
Mechanical specifications were as before, except for an additional five-speed manual transmission which was an option only (due to the limits of the transmission-box) on the 1.9-litre four-cylinder and 2.85-litre straight six versions. A 4,142 cc V8 engine was also available from the beginning. This was later complemented by the more powerful 5.0-litre.
At the same time a reshuffle was made to the range—SL was now the base model and SL/X was introduced as the mid-range car, with SL/E remaining the top-of-the-line sedan. The SL/E also came available with optional cruise control and a trip computer. The trip computer measured average speed and fuel consumption. Wagons were available in SL and SL/X variants.
In 1982 the “SS” sports model was released, a model that has been a Commodore mainstay ever since. The abbreviation stands for “Sports Sedan”. Offered with Holden’s 4.1 L V8 as standard, three up-spec versions of SS, known as “Group One”, “Group Two” and “Group Three” (with the lattermost also featuring the Holden 5.0-litre V8 in a higher state of tune) were produced by Peter Brock’s HDT facility. The SS sedans were initially exclusively Maranello Red in color, but were later also made available in Alabaster White. To this day, Brock modified VH SS Commodores are considered highly sought after. The BROCK VK GROUP 3 V8 produces 184 kW (250 PS; 247 hp) at 4750 rpm.