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Video: Quickest Holden V8

By Video by SM staff, 10 Apr 2014 Drag Racing

World's quickest Holden V8 runs 8.01 at 175.9mph

VK Holden Australia's quickest

JAWS were dropped at Calder Park last weekend when Andrew Darby’s twin turbo Holden V8-powered VK Commodore wagon ran 8.01 at 175.9mph over the standing quarter mile. That makes it the quickest Holden V8-powered sedan-type-vehicle in the country, and probably the world.

Our calculations reckon that Andrew is making around 1400hp, and that’s not bad considering he’s using a factory block casting that wasn’t designed to make over 300hp. It’s a hell of an achievement!

We’d love to say that Andrew’s wagon was the quickest outright, but Peter Deguara’s supercharged altered dragster is the quicker. But let’s face it, that’s a fair bit lighter, and it doesn’t even have doors. Click play and watch it launch like a rocket.