You would never know by looking at it, but this Holden Commodore is quarter-mile killing machine. Introduced in 1984, the Holden VK Commodore brought about a host of new updates for the long-standing nameplate. Notably, a Holden 5.0-liter V8 was offered.
But we’re not here to talk about a stock VK Commodore, instead, let’s have a look at this LSA powered VK Commodore.
The LSA swap is becoming a very popular thing to do in Oz, since it’s currently the hero motor in the HSV GTS. This VK Commodore benefits from the swap and a host of other upgrades. The car is equipped with a mild cam, valve springs and a pulley upgrade allowing the blower to spin to 12 PSI. All of these things working in harmony makes for 556 hp of fun at the wheels. For good measure, though, the owner is running E85.
A 2-speed powerglide transmission handles shifting duties, and as you can see from the video, the Commodore has no problem launching off the line thanks to its TCE 3,500 RPM stall convertor.
Looking at the VK Commodore, we can’t help but notice the similarities to the Fox Body Mustang. The shape and overall workability of the car is very much like a Fox Body, a very popular choice for the dragstrip… and an LS swap.
LSXtv reports the car’s best time so far is 10.12 seconds on street radials, but certainly there are quicker times to be had with this build. Overall, a we commend Australia for producing builds like this, and can’t wait to see what the Aussie street car scene comes up with next.