Gear: GM Holden VE Commodore SS V8 (Pontiac G8)
GM Holden VE Commodore SS V8 (Pontiac G8)GM Holden
|Category:||Patrol Vehicles & Equipment|
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Flip the bonnet up and you’ll be met with a 6.0-litre Gen IV V8 LS2 engine. As tested on 98RON PULP (Premium Unleaded Petrol), the motor produces 270kW at 5700RPM and makes 530Nm of torque at 4400RPM. ~ 6 speed auto with Active Select ~ Linear Control sports suspension ~ 18" alloy wheels ~ Electronic Stability Program incorporating ABS, EBD, BA & Traction Control
- Tony60, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:58:58 UTC.
- 1st review
Holden’s VE Commodore (sold as a Ponitac G8 in the US) ~ After many hours of testing in various Aussie conditions, the SS is claimed to be the best it has ever been. "Wheels" named the Holden VE Commodore range as the “car of the year" in 2007.
As a police car, it gets you there, with the min. of fuss with the grunt needed. The brakes grab the road just as they should and you can be confident they will do the job. There are two systems that mainly contribute to this and they are Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). With EBD and BA combined and working together, as the car shifts its weight they can alter the braking force that is applied to each individual tire. In addition to these systems, the Antilock Braking System (ABS) also helps by changing the braking pressure to prevent a brake lockup and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) adds even more control and success to your driving.
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- GDE856, Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:59:59 UTC.
In New Zealand we only get the SV6 version for traffic patrols and for general patrols, the base Omega model!! I stepped out of a 6 year old VX Commodore and into the VE. My best day at work was during my driving evaluation, which me must redo every 2 years. I got into a pursuit with a drug dealer in a Toyota Hilux 4x4 on forest roads. I had the power advantage and the speed advantage but he had 4x4 on gravel roads. The stability control kept me on the road and facing the right way. I dogged him for 14kmk before I was able to pass the pursuit on to a country officer in his 4x4. We spiked the guy when he left the forest and made the arrest.
I've always been a Holden fan and The General has made a great car here. Still not quick enough off the mark to chase down those Evo Lancers tho.
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