- May 3, 2006
- Adelaide, Australia.
- 2003 Urabus Impreza WRX, 1997 Fraud Falcs EL Wagon
The VXR500's engine is just a LS2, which is in the HSV GTO with a supercharger slapped on.. nothing special about the engine. It was only done by a certain network of dealers in the UK (Greens or something) with the approval of Vauxhall and the supercharger was from an Australian Aftermarket company.. So whatever helps you sleep at nightNow we can hope that the G8 GXP will look like the pictures we have, and have the motor from the 500hp supercharged Monaro (VX500?).
Otherwise this car will be a tough sell against the 425hp Dodge Charger, especially since the manual transmission will not be a big seller (it's not like you need many gears when you have that much torque).
If i'm not mistaken, 425HP Dodge Charger = SRT version = More money over the G8.
The US probably wont get the HSV ~420HP version, since I doubt HSV would have the capacity.