The VL ‘Sport by HDT’ kits were available for virtually the entire range of Commodores and were available in six-Cylinder, turbo six and V8 configurations. These ultra rare option packed VL’s underwent engine, body work and suspension tweaks.
Suspension consisted of Brock’s ‘System One’ springs and gas pressure shocks. Wheels were HDT 15 x 7″ Aero’s with flush fitting covers as standard, but many buyers opted for the larger 16 inch version. Body mods consisted of a body coloured grill, air dam, side skirts and rear spoiler
Momo rims were also optional, so starting with a Calais and with all the right boxes ticked, your Sport would look much like an LE.
The turbo engines received a modifed improved cold air intake and a big bore exhaust while the V8’s copped blueprinted heads, HDT modified carby and a big bore exhaust system.
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
Option 1. Nissan RB30E 3.0L EFI Straight Six. Overhead cam, 2 valves / cylinder Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0 Compression ratio: 9.0:1 Max Power: 114kW Max Torque: 247 Nm
Option 2. Nissan RB30ET 3.0L Turbo straight six, Overhead cam, 2 valves / cylinder Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0 Compression ratio: 7.8:1 Max Power: 150kW Max Torque: 296 Nm 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.
Option 3. 4.9L Pushrod OHV V8, 2 valves per cylinder. Downdraught Rochester Carburettor.
Ram Tuned inlet manifold with Electronic Fuel Injection (6 cylinder models), Modified Rochester and dual plane manifold on V8’s
5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. (3 speed auto or 5 Speed manual on V8’s)
Single Dry Plate (Torque Convertor in Auto’s)
Power assisted rack and 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.
Naturally Aspirated 6: Ventilated discs front, drums rear. 4 wheel discs if Calais based.
Turbo 6 and V8: 289mm Venitilated discs front, 230mm discs rear
WHEELS & TYRES
15″ x 7″ HDT Aero rims with flush fitting covers. 16″ x 7″ Momo’s and Aero’s optional.
85 Litres Optional
Approx 150. (Most being Turbo six)
Between $16300 and $22590 depending on the model and options.
1383Kg (Turbo Six)