The Corsa was the name given to the SL and Berlina based LE’s and was available with the 6 cylinder naturally aspirated and turbo engines as the V8 wasn’t produced at this stage.
The Corsa’s wore basically the same bodykit as the Calais based LE’s, but did not have the pop-up eye lids of the Calais. The interior was upgraded with an HDT/Momo wheel and gear knob, but the Corsa variants offered no engine modifications over the standard (turbo/non turbo) Commodores but they were fitted with the Energy Polarizer.
They did however get HDT improved suspension and exterior goodies as standard.
Pricewise, the Corsa options added a further $4050 to the price of the non turbo base car and $5200 to the Turbo charged car
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
Option 1. Nissan RB30E 3.0L EFI Straight Six. Overhead cam, 2 valves per cylinder; Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0; Compression ratio: 9.0:1 Maximum Power: 114kW; Max Torque: 247Nm
Option 2. Nissan RB30ET 3.0L Turbo straight six, Overhead cam, 2 valves per cylinder, Water cooled Garrett AiResearch T3 turbocharger, strengthened camshaft, strengthened pistons, larger oil pump, detonation sensor, two mode fuel injection system, and pressure relief valve in the inlet manifold. Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0 Compression ratio: 7.8:1; Maximum Power: 150Kw; Max Torque: 296 Nm
Multipoint Electronic Fuel Injection with Ram tuned intake manifold and HDT Modified air intake.
5 Speed Nissan (Jatco) or 4 Speed Automatic
Single Dry Plate (Torque Convertor in Non turbo)
Power assisted Rack & Pinion
Front: Fully independant. 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.
Power assisted front and rear discs. Larger front discs on Turbo and V8 model with Corvette style finned calipers.
WHEELS & TYRES
15 x 7JJ” HDT Aero alloys. Other wheels optional
Any Holden Colour
Turbo $5200 over base SL price Non Turbo $4050