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RS-V V6 235 kW 380 Nm please explain

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by apollo13, Apr 11, 2018.

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    This is a GM HFV6, same as the SIDI in the VF. That was only 210/350.
    So how did the new donk get the extra herbs?
     
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    I don’t think it is Australian HFV6 as in LFX, is LGX and massively different.
    250 kW NA start stop AFM trick AF V6. Excellent future crate swap for VE/VF.
     
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    Interesting it is 250 kW in the RWD Caddy. But in their CT5 (east-west engine), it has less power as in the ZB
     
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    ... it is called advertising and marketing

    OF COURSE the new car/model makes more horsepower than the old one ;)
     
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    We have always had lower power levels in the GM engines in Australia. LFX in Camaro 245kw, 210 (91 RON) in Commodore. I believe it's to do with emission control systems.
     
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    380Nm through the front wheels? Yeah, I'd like to see that!:D
     
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    I got told on one model cant remember which one it was that the Holden had slightly less power because it was tuned to develop torque lower in the rev range then the U.S. one to suit our driving style here.
     
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    north/south?
     
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    Yeah as in the new Camaro
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    My other car has 450Nm through the front wheels. It's not the best setup, the front of the car tries to leave the rest of the car behind
     
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    380 Nm through front is less than 10% more than my 15 year old Mitsubishi '380', which had 353 Nm bone stock through front.
     
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    I've looked up all the applications of this engine in North America. The FWD has slightly less power. Another explaination is the exhaust layout for a transverse V6 engine
    GM also make the LGZ engine, which is the same but tuned for lower RPM maximum torque (which is really high in LGX). Holden could have used that.
    I have looked at all applications of LGX in North America, and the FWD comes out worst. Another explanation is that exhaust layout of a transverse V6 is a bottleneck for maximum power.
     

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