Holden Commodore / Calais - VN Series 17 August 1988 - October 1991
The VN, was the first completely new Commodore since the VB, is longer, wider, roomier, better equipped and more powerful than the VL. The VN marks the return of the BIG Holden. With the VN series, power steering became standard on all models. The VN also featured the new Buick - based 3800 V6, which Holden has been building ever since, as well as a new four speed automatic transmission.
Holden Formula Bodykit
BT1 (Police Pack)
Number Built: 206,750
HEC 3800 V6
Induction: multi-point EFI Valvetrain: overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder Bore x Stroke (mm): 97.0 x 86.0 Compression Ratio: 8.5:1 Max power: 125 kW@4800 RPM Max torque: 292 Nm@3200 RPM
HEC 5.0L V8
Induction: multi-point EFI Valvetrain: overhead valves, 2 valves / cylinder Max power: 165 kW
5-speed manual: Borg Warner T5
4-speed automatic: GM Turbo HydraMatic 700 THM700)
Front: MacPherson strut, incorporating wet sleeve shock absorbers, stabilizer bar, coil springs.
Rear: Trailing arm with 5-link, panhard rod, progressive rate coil springs, double acting shock absorbers, stabilizer bar.
Options: FE2 Sports suspension
Type: power assisted with variable assist, variable ratio rack and pinion. Turning circle (m): 10.4
Front: ventilated discs
V6 Manual (City / Highway): 11.5 / 7.6 (L / 100km)
V6 Automatic (City / Highway): 12.5 / 8.0 (L / 100km)
Borg Warner, ratio: 3.08:1
3.8 litre v6 introduced with the VN Commodore, the 3.0 litre Nissan was supposed to be used, like the VL before, but bad exchange rates put a stop to that.(this one's minus air conditioner)
VN Berlina v6 Auto, Calais wheels, S instruments, Factory FE2 Susp and brakes.
Commodore VN GTS full body kit, Aero wheels, recently resprayed, auto, p/steer, air con,
Commodore VN Berlina, Red duco, auto, a/con, p/steer, velour, tint windows, colour/coded, HSV spoiler/grill, sports exhaust, Pioneer CD,
VN SII HSV Aero look Commodore Series II, the biggest CD stereo system, air, pwr/steering, white duco
Taxi Tro-Cab 90, 3.8lt Holden V6 t/bar auto,, dual fuel,
Although not a VN commodore, is from the same era at holden and contains the same motor as the larger VN