The V8-equipped Holden Commodores may receive the majority of the media’s attention, but here at GM Authority, we have love for V6 powered versions of the Australian icon, too.
The VT-generation of the Commodore, produced between 1997 and 1999, was available with GM’s 3.8-liter Ecotec V6. Most drag racers probably opted for the larger Gen III 5.7-liter Holden V8, but the owner of this car, which is referred to affectionately as “Jet V6”, knew the 3.8 would do just fine with a little boost and a stroke.
Okay, so maybe the V6 needed a lot of boost to post these numbers at the track, but it’s impressive either way. This Commodore lays its power down in a calm and controlled manner and is totally drama-free, which were sure is a large contributing factor of the impressive 9-second passes.
This is probably one of the fastest big, four-door sedans with a V6 exhaust note around, so don’t miss it doing what it does best in the video below.