The Australian Dealer Pack carried over into the VK model and was based on the same principal as the earlier model and a buyer could choose from a wide range of options. The cars were based on any model in the VK line-up, ie SL, Berlina or Calais.
The SL Group A was actually an “ADP” also, but the volumes of ADP’s produced in the VK series was not a significant amount. Vehicles built in the VK Series were referred to as either 133/134, 233/234 or 333/334 meaning SL, Berlina or Calais (1, 2 or 3 prefix) and manual (4)/automatic (3) transmission
NOTE: ADP Calais was used for the Top of the range Model till Early to Mid 1985 when Superseded by the Director Name .
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
308 Cubic Inch (Later 304 Cubic inch) HDT Modified Pushrod V8, Overhead Valve – 2 valves per cylinder; Compression Ratio: 9.2:1; Bore x Stroke (mm): 101.6mm x 76.8mm; Max Power 177kw @ 4800rpm; Maximum Torque: 419Nm @ 3500rpm.
4 barrel Rochester Carburettor and port matched inlet manifold. HDT Cold Air induction system with chrome air cleaner lid.
M21 4 Speed or Trimatic 3 Speed Automatic standard. T5G 5 Speed optional
Final Drive: 3.08
Single Dry Plate (Torque Convertor in Auto’s)
Power assisted rack and pinion
Front: Fully independent. Macpherson struts with coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle located by trailing arms and Panhard rod. Coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Split circuit hydraulic system with power booster.
Front: 281 Ventilated discs.
Rear: 281 Discs
WHEELS & TYRES
15 x 7JJ” HDT Aero alloys with 215/60VR15 tyres (flush fitting caps also available), 15 x 7″ Irmschers, 16″x7″ Simmons B45 rims, 16 x 7″ Aeros (flush fitting caps also available) or 16 x 7″ Momos with Bridgestone 225/50/VR16’s.
63 Litres, 90 Litre optional.
VK ADP with M21 and Group 3 Specification 4.9 Litre V8 – 1367kg.