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Commodore VP


 
 
VP Commodore 1991
The VP was a facelift of the VN which proved to be a huge success for Holden. 
This model was the first to have the option of independent rear suspension (IRS) on all models and as standard fitment to the Calais.  The (IRS) improves the quality of ride and handling and even helped reduce noise inside the car. These models had an array of devices to make this car 'user friendly' such as automatic lights out, Variotronic power steering and ABS.  The VP was an improvement on the previous model although it looked very similar.  The VP was a good handler and good performer in both V6 and V8 form with the V8 barely in front of the V6 for outright performance.  The V6 was a motor that could tow a trailer from one end of Australia to the other with good economy and without any fuss so in the day to day driving that most people did it prooved it was a stayer which could clock up many problem free miles. I do recall however that there was a problem with oil leaks in some but I believe this was rectified. The VP race machine prooved to be successful and the highlight of it's career would have been the Bathurst win in 1993 at the hands of Larry Perkins and Greg Hansford.  The HSV range of VP's are still sort after and are superb at everything they do with the 5.0 litre V8 being more powerful than the standard Holden. 
 Specifications
Year of Introduction: 
October 1991 

Engine: 
3.8 litre EFI V6 
5.0 V8 EFI 

Power: 
127kW (V6) 
165kW (V8) 

Transmission: 
5 speed manual 
4 speedTurbohydramatic 700 

Performance: 0 - 100 km/h 
8.0 seconds (V6) 
7.2 seconds (V8) 

Standing 400 metres 
16.0 seconds (V6) 
15.1 seconds (V8) 

Production: 
111,770 (total) 
105,965 (domestic) 
 

Clubsport:
Introduction: 1991
Engine: 5.0 litre V8 OHV
Power: 180 kW @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 400Nm @ 3600 rpm
0-100 km/h: 8.1 seconds
400 metres: 15.9 seconds

 Pics
 
Statesman

This shows the 3.0 litre Opel Senator which a few 
are seen around New Zealand.