29th February 2008

Holden Coupe 60 the star of the 2008 Melbourne motor show

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“Holden’s radical Coupe 60 concept” – Drive

Radical? Putting an even larger V8 in yet another commodore variant more than likely weighing about 2 tonnes – how less radical can you get?

How about a 200KW engine in a car weighing in at about 1300Kgs – now that would be radical.

Posted by: All Torque no Action
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Exactly. Ford and Holden are not interested in weight saving. Apparently the only thing important is the number of kW on the badges.
If they are taking a regular GTS and ADDING a bunch of extra shit to it and massive heavy wheels it will probably end up with an extra 100kg of weight.
From memory they actually did have a decent design process with the HRT427 (carbon fibre bits), but since that would cost too much it failed as a business decision. But now it is extra easy for Holden because they can just slap in a yank powerplant, stand back and say wow. “Quick slap a 427 badge on there!”

Nice case study: M3 vs M3 CSL.

M3 power 252 kW
M3 weight 1525 kg

M3 CSL power 265 kW
M3 CSL weight 1385 kg

Thats is how it is done.

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