Car reviews - Holden - Statesman - Caprice V8 sedan
8 Jan 2002
THE imported Gen III all-alloy V8 is optional even at Caprice level, where the base 3.8-litre V6 engine is standard (The Statesman is available with the supercharged V6 as well). The V8 is a basic pushrod design, but uses state-of-the-art electronics such as sequential electronic fuel injection, twin knock control sensors and separate ignition coils for each cylinder. The design also incorporates low-friction technology. It uses oversquare bore-stroke dimensions and has six-bolt main bearings where the base V6 uses a four-bolt design. Capacity is 5.665 litres and compression ratio is a high 10:1. The V8 winds out 225kW of power at 5200rpm and 460Nm of torque at 4400rpm. Recommended fuel is regular 91 octane unleaded. A stainless steel exhaust prolongs the system's life expectancy.
Did you know?Holden has 90 metropolitan and 255 rural outlets in Australia
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