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theperthvan

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Here's the first:

Is a VL Calais turbo a V8 or 6?
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How is a SV8 different engine-wise to an SS?
And, why did they stop making them?
 

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VL Turbo was a 6.

SV8 was mechanically identical to SS, just missing some of the fancier trim, interior, fog lights, stereo, smaller diameter wheels. Performance wise, it was pretty much the same car as the SS.

SV8 was altered to SS with the VE, and SS went to SSV. SS has similar level of trim and equipment to VZ SS and SSV is better equipped again.

It's part of the General's marketing strategy. With each new model, the levels of equipment are gradually increased across the range and the designations change to suit.
 

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Cheers Calaber.

Another question: Why doesn't Holden make turbo V8's?
 

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Cheers Calaber.

Another question: Why doesn't Holden make turbo V8's?
I guess the cost of development can't be justified on the basis of small demand. Also, the basic engine is a GM design, and any development would have to be in accordance with parent company policy.
 

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Apart from the lights and badges, how can you tell the difference between VT-VZ wagons (looking from the rear)?

What is SVZ and how does it relate to SS?

Difference between Thunder and Storm compared with other utes?

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Ummm u can't really tell the different from a VT-VZ wagan same as the utes. However u can on the VZ the VZ tail lights the lenses are clear so u can see the bulb and light structure inside the VT-VY it's frosted over and u can't. The SVZ was just a more equiped car still had the V6 i believe. Was like the equipe just more stuff.
 

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Specifications of the SVZ:

Extra value features include
– 17” alloy wheels (steel spare)
– Front fog lamps
– Air conditioning
– Chrome exhaust extension
– Premium-function trip computer
– Leather wrapped steering wheel, handbrake and automatic transmission selector
– Power windows, front and rear
– Body colour exterior mirrors
– 6 disc in-dash CD player
– Sports-luxury suspension
– Sports cloth seat trim with leather faced bolsters
– Body colour rear wind deflector and roof rails
– Roof racks
 

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New question:

I was looking at the race results for Bathurst and up until 1994 they had BMW's racing. Why's that? When did it become exclusively Holden/Ford?
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