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Old 02-28-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Holden getting a shot of Corvette....

.....right under the hood....

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/28/m...-super-hsv-se/

I like the line at the end..."wrap your mind around the idea that what fits underneath the hood of this car should also fit in the engine bay of the Pontiac G8 and Chevy Camaro"...
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Nice.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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well, if an ls7 can fit into a solstice (or was it a sky? meh) then there shouldn"t be much of a problem swaping a small block for a small block. Still cool though
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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Holden Coupe 60. Zeta Monaro!

This thing is basically a Zeta Monaro coupe. It's AMAZING.

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Old 02-28-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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nice find. looks pretty good
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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Out of everything on that car, I think I like the seats the most. They look really cool. And rarely do I ever look at seats. Another interesting feature is that it is news from the future! Its dated tomorrow, I know this is because its from Australia and its tomorrow there already, but still its kinda weird
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:10 PM   #7
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They should of used that body for the GTO.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:14 PM   #8
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Holden HSV W427 Commodore

http://jalopnik.com/362090/hsv-w427-...-potentialmate

Yep... they did it. God lov'em they did it... they dropped the LS7 into a Commodore (AKA Pontiac G8).

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OK, so its now a TRUE M5 killer. 500hp. Performance suspension. Sweet interior (assumed). It's truly my dream car. Just sign me the f up for one. And PLEASE bring it over here.

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Old 02-28-2008, 10:40 PM   #9
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Wow, that is a great looking engine. I could see around almost eveything. Gotta luv it!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:45 PM   #10
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OK who knows why this is important-"Other racing-derived enhancements include full flat under body, rear underbody air diffuser and functional rear deck-lid spoiler with unique designed LED tail lamps." I hope I haven't started a discussion on lights again. I'm just asking about the flat under body. Why is that important?
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:46 PM   #11
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They should of used that body for the GTO.
Since when has it been too late??? I believe Scott told us we would see another Pontiac coupe... and this could be it. I really really like it, it's a different but ultra modern and ultra clean look. I dig it.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:49 PM   #12
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OK who knows why this is important-"Other racing-derived enhancements include full flat under body, rear underbody air diffuser and functional rear deck-lid spoiler with unique designed LED tail lamps." I hope I haven't started a discussion on lights again. I'm just asking about the flat under body. Why is that important?
Aerodynamics. If its properly shaped it can created a low pressure zone and help with high speed cornerning and stability
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:20 PM   #13
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I need to move to Australia, they have the balls to build the cars we really want.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:47 PM   #14
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That low underbody wouldn't last 10 minutes on the Long Island Expressway...
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:10 AM   #15
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Aerodynamics. If its properly shaped it can created a low pressure zone and help with high speed cornerning and stability
or in rough terms less drag=more speed

and i like the interior
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:23 AM   #16
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or in rough terms less drag=more speed
Thats the other reason. Smoothness reduces drag, diffusers help with downforce. Less drag makes you go faster, more downforce lets you stay going fast
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:57 AM   #17
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Lets see, I'm really scared.
You may be a camaro enthusist if .... you know what you guys are talking about! And I really do!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:37 AM   #18
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There is absolutely no room in that engine bay. I'd like to see it with the beauty cover off. I would definitely own one if I was in Aussie Land, mate…
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:49 AM   #19
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or in rough terms less drag=more speed

and i like the interior


I'd take one...and with an interior EXACTLY like that!!! RHD FTW!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:09 AM   #20
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so does this mean that they might do that over here state side for the G8?
i really am starting to like that car.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:55 AM   #21
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I can see that hitting the roads (not necessarily as a GTO though) without the wheels, kit and seats - but with rear exit exhausts, and a B pillar!

I'd hit it - hell, I have a Monaro and that's the next one :p
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:57 AM   #22
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^Nah...maybe a limitied edition or something from a specific dealer. But, no...not for regular production.

Now, I'd love to see what that could do on Top Gear!
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:02 AM   #23
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Not a bad time to be from Australia. Now if I could just strech the budget far enough to get this and a camaro!
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:16 AM   #24
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sorry for the Hijack...

But I loved Austrailia. Been to Syndy and Perth/Freemantle twice.

Had a great time... I really want to go back.

This Zeta thing is pretty cool. I'm diggin it.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #25
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the ls7 was put into the rear of that sky and about 2 feet of frame was added $$$
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