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VF Release date?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by SteveHatz, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. SteveHatz

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    this may be a cardinal sin to post in the VE section, but does anyone know when the VF is going to be released?

    i just know it would burn me if i upgraded my car to a series 2 and then the VF came out 6 months later...
     
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    pretty sure it's late 2013 going on hearsay, dont think its been announced.
     
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    yeh, so like a year and a half pretty much, hmmmmm decisions!

    it amazes me how long they are keeping the VE around as the max most other models were around was 5 years.....the series 2 VE got released after 5 years of the VE being around already

    so say the VF comes out close to 2014 then the VE has been around for 8 years...2006-2014......

    the Series 2 only just got released not long ago which makes me think theyll keep them in production for a little while longer??
     
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    its been pretty damn successful, y release a new model when they can pump out more of the same model for a bit longer :)
     
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    agreed! i think there's also alot of money to be made by holden with the "supposed" turbo 6's that will be introduced with the VF's to challenge the xr6t, that's if there's any truth to the rumours
     
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    the ve's were in production for so long because yes they were successfull and also the global financial crises hit so gm couldnt really afford to start making a new model at the time so they kept the ve.

    lol the 3.0TT will only produce 220kw(apparently) which will come no where near the xr6T's
     
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    but with a little work they eat a xr6t
     
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    yeah tune exhaust and a few other goodies and it will munch the xr6t

    but stock against stock the xr6t will be all over the 3.0TT. but imagine how much power they will be making stock after a few years of being in production ;)
     
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    The VE has been around for years, but the current version has had several major upgrades each model year since it was first released.
    IMO the old practice of changing the shape of the headlights and changing the name to V-whatever everytime you've got an upgrade to release is pointless and a waste of money.
     
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    waste of money...? would holden get the same sale figures if they kept the same shape and names throughout the ve's production??

    yeah they would still sell but it would get boring. so they need to make changes and spice it up abit to keep people interested.
     
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    I heard its gonna be a dual stage turbo setup, so presumably one turbo will give you top end, and a smaller turbo for low down power. If its got good enough torque characteristics It could potentially match or beat a single turbo XR6 with a higher peak power figure. This has been in the pipeline for years tho, so who knows if we will ever find out
     
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    isnt that what twin turbo's do.. unless its a true twin turbo set up? lol
     
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    3.0lTT sounds alright, but I'd personally rather see a 3.6lTT like the one they were walking about awhile ago, 323kw and uses less fuel than a l98. sigh

    I don't think Holden is worried about the XR6T too much, I think the ecoboost has them more worried.
     
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    Yeah i was just pointing out that lower peak power doesn't necessarily mean slower in real terms if your comparing two completely different engines with different forced induction setups
     
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    WTF? HOLDENS BRINGING OUT A TWIN TURBO CAR ? YAY...... so just a v6 twin turbo , or straight 6 ?

    Also i was reading there changing the engine, less to 5L or sumthng like that, is that true?
     
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    3.0 v6

    5.5L
     
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    hmmmm so the 5.5L V8, how many KWs? and also what engine are they? If theres a sight i can read myself, could you pass the link?
     
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    same amount as the current 6.2L (325kw), keep in mind they say its for the hsv so i dont know what the ss will get.

    wheels magazine mate so not sure if there talking out there ass but there laying down some heavy info so they have had to get it from somewhere
     
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    it would definetely be worth the wait for the vf if this info is correct!!
     

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