“I BOUGHT my VY II SS wagon nine years ago completely standard; in its previous life it had been a family car in South Australia. After about three months I had the boys at Street Torque do a few bits and pieces such as the big camshaft, OTR intake, heavy-duty clutch, 3.9:1 diff ratio, full exhaust system and more.
This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Street Machine
I then stripped the car and had the panel and paint done, and installed Pedders XP coil-overs. After doing Motorvation and a few car shows, I thought it was time for a change, so I did a bit of work under the bonnet just to tidy it up.
I then had Josh at LSX Powertrain fit the Harrop 2300 blower and intercooler to the stock 5.7L LS, along with an NCP twin-plate clutch and new driveshafts, and it’s now making 540rwhp on only 8psi of boost.
After the blower was installed I had a seven-inch reverse-cowl fitted to move the heat from under the bonnet, and while I was at it I also added a stainless twin three-inch exhaust system for that crisp sound.
Now that I had that in-your-face look thanks to the reverse-cowl, I decided to buy a set of 20-inch white HDT Aeros, which makes the car really different-looking – you either like it or hate it, but I love it!
This wagon is the best of both worlds; it’s a tough street car, but not so over the top that you can’t run it on the street without looking over your shoulder for the police all the time.”