The VN Bathurst Group 3 was HDT Mark II’s second offering and was designed for the person who wanted more go and a bit less show and featured no styling cues from the Aero. The car featured a new front bar, smaller side skirts and no door moulds and a new 3 piece rear boot spoiler for a less overstated look.
Unlike the Aero, the Bathurst Group 3 was only built with the 5 litre engine which received some mild modifications, but this time the 17 inch Starform wheels were standard, while the suspension received considerable work. This car, like the Aero, also offered a range of options including a sunroof and car phone and only a handful of these cars were ever built before HDT was sold for a second time.
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
304 Cubic Inch Pushrod 90 degree V8. 9.5:1 compression. 102.0 mm bore and 77.0mm stroke. Max Power 184kw @ 5800rpm.
Electronic Multi-point port fuel injection.
T5G 5 Speed.
Single Dry Plate
Power assisted Rack & Pinion. 2.8 turns lock to lock. 10.4m turning circle.
Front: Fully independant. Macpherson struts with coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle located by upper and lower trailing arms and Panhard rod. Coil springs and anti-roll bar
Split circuit hydraulic system with power booster.
Front: 287mm Ventilated discs.
Rear: 279mm Discs.
WHEELS & TYRES
17 x 8.0J HDT Starform wheels with Yokahama A00-8 235/45 ZR17 tyres.
400m: 14.55 seconds @ 162.3 km/h
Top speed: 250km/h @ 5350rpm in 5th gear (theoretical)
0-100: 6.45 seconds
Base Price: $52273 ($54823 with sunroof).