The Holden VL Commodore and Calais were much different from the Holden Commodore we know today. The VL Commodore would be the final iteration to measure in as a mid-size sedan, rather than its current full-size configuration. The VL also utilized an imported inline-six engine from Nissan.
The Holden VL Calais (the range topping variant of Commodore) you see here employs a 6.0-liter LS engine with forged internals, which LSXtv assumes to be an LQ9. The engine sends 600 hp to a TH400 transmission, and finally to a nine-inch rear differential to produce the billowing clouds of smoke you can witness in the accompanying video.
But the owner didn’t stop there. Included with the engine is the addition of a 6-71 Weiand supercharger mounted to a Holley Hi-Ram intake manifold. It makes for quite the conversation piece. That is, if you can have a conversation over the gurgle and burble of the powerplant.
The video is a piece of footage from the Easter Car Mania 2, which has come and pass. That isn’t stopping us from reliving the event and taking in the utter power this VL Calais is putting down. Check it out right down below.