1400hp HSV Senator

In Drag, Video by fullboost

Sub 10-second HSV’s aren’t something we come across all that often. We spotted Sam’s supersonic Senator recently and had to take a closer look.

The Holden V8 has been ditched in favour of more durable small block Chev with boost coming from a large Precision 106mm turbocharger pushing 30 pounds of boost, cooled via a neat front mount ice box. Tuning is performed through a Link ECU on E85 fuel by Victor at Just Engine Tuning.

The chassis itself is quite simple with power fed to an un-tubbed rear end to 275 Pro radials.

1997 VS HSV Senator
Owner: Sam Scoutas
Chevy SB V8 400ci
Dark block, Scat billet crank, Lunati rods, JE pistons, assembled by JET Just Engine tuning
Dart 23 heads and manifold modified by Rallis Cylinder Head Dynamics
Precision 106mm cast wheel turbo @ 30psi, headers by SCF
Intercooler / icebox induction by Cain Balzer at FABWORX
ECU: Link G4+ Fury including custom motorsport Tefzel/Braid sheath engine ECU harness by JW Automotive
Siemens 2400cc injectors with Dual 750 magnafuel pumps
Tuned by Victor JET – Just Engine Tuning on E85
Neal Racing Trans Powerglide with PPP shifter
Diff: Sheet metal 9.5 in, Mark Williams centre, 40-spline axles built by RED at Craft Diffs
Suspension: Mencer shocks in factory location | Car is Un-tubbed
Retains OEM GMH rear including factory control arms, modified BT-1 springs and panhard bar.
Wheels: Weld 15×8 on 275mm ET Street Pro radials
Race weight: 3200Ibs

BIG thanks to Justin from JW Automotive for his ongoing support!