Persisting with a factory Skyline 5-speed manual gearbox for a number of years, Nigel’s stick shift Holden Commodore VL has run as quick as 9.12 and trapped 167mph over the quarter mile. A recent upgrade in the way of a PPG gearset, Nigel was hoping to dip into the 8-second zone. Power comes from a D’Annello Performance Nissan twin cam RB 3L engine, boosted by a Garrett turbo, Wolf engine management and e85 fuel.
1987 Holden VL Commodore
” Australia’s fastest h-pattern VL turbo “
Nissan RB25/30 3L [ forged internals ] Garrett turbocharger @ 37psi
Wolf V550 ECU, E85 fuel system
Nissan R33 5-speed gearbox [ PPG gears ] Power: 940hp @ wheels, 28x10in slicks
Built and tuned by: D’Annello Performance
Special thanks to: Ben D’Annello, JL Race Cars, Robbie @ Wolf EMS, Ross Balancers, Direct Clutch Services, Cameron for fabrication work, David Wilson for the gearbox rebuild