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VZ Monaro gets blown for UK market

Hot stuff: HSV claims there are no plans for a supercharged VE E Series.

Vauxhall's hot-rod version of a HSV VZ Monaro adds an Eaton supercharger

13 Sep 2006

HOLDEN’S British affiliate Vauxhall has released a supercharged version of Holden Special Vehicles’ VZ-Commodore-based Monaro in the UK.

A limited-edition, known as the Monaro VXR500, the forced induction increases power for the familiar LS2 6.0-litre V8 engine from 403PS (297kW) to 500PS (368kW), while torque increases from 530Nm to 677Nm! Performed in the UK, the conversion includes a "positive displacement" Eaton supercharger, upgraded fuel system and clutch modifications.

Vauxhall claims the £35,995 ($A89,198) VXR500 should have a sub-5.0 second 0-60mph (96.5km/h) time and a top speed of more than 180mph (290km/h).

HSV claims there are no plans for a blown LS2 VE-based E Series sedan to be sold Down Under – but watch this space.

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