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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: XR6T vs Supercharged Commodore 6
Originally posted by TheBow
Hi just out on intrest, why is the commodore supercharged six such a dog. Is it severly de-tuned etc.
Wouldn't it almost make sense for Holden to release an upgraded version of the supercharged V6 to compete against the XR6T?
Just wondering as most people who supercharged their Ford 6's generally end up with in excess of 220Kw..is the holden 6 that bad that the measly amount of power 17 odd kilowatts is all it can muster?
Lets just say from the seat of my pants that 171kw is being very very modest and it was rated at that to make the 5.0L 179kw look respectable.
Lets just say that the instant torque on the s/c commodores are quite amazing (despite being an old design yada yada yada) and considering there hooked up in an auto as well.
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