We’ve reiterated so many times, but we’ll sound like a broken record: Aussie car culture is cool. Really cool. For being on the opposite end of the globe from the U.S., it developed in a similar fashion, but with a unique twist. Big V8s, burnouts and drag racing is just as much Aussie as it is ‘Murican.
But this 1984 VK Holden Commodore is something special. Why? Because it will lay down quarter-mile times in the nine-second range consistently, all day. And that, is cool. LSXtv stumbled upon the video from Full Boost, our favorite Aussie automotive video channel, and details the changes to this ongoing VK Commodore build.
For starters, the owner switched from a three-speed transmission to a two-speed box, keeping the car more composed off the line. Secondly, the car now has 902 wheel-horsepower. That’s up from only 698 wheel-horsepower.
All of this is accomplished through a tried-and-true LS 370 cubic-inch V8 and a 2.3-liter Magnuson Heartbeat supercharger system running at 12 psi. The build sheet is much more extensive than that, which you can catch in the accompanying video below.
We’ve said before that the 1984 VK Commodore bears a striking resemblance to the fox-body Mustang. Maybe great minds do think alike when it comes to affordable dragsters. Even if they are half a world away.