I have owned an HSV 300 GTS, and I am afraid your turbo charged Mitsubishi and Subaru don't rate. Not only will the 300 take them at the lights, once you have reached full power, you could stop for a coffee and they still wouldn't catch up.
I own a VR GTS with 250kw at the flywheel and I leave Evo's and Wrx's for dead from go. Twin turbo 300zx sat with me to about 160KPH but after that it was all over.
Well let made say this, my new VZ R8 Clubsport doesn't sound like a fly on steriods, there is no pretending when you own a 6 Litre Chev, I believe mine would tow most cars backwards faster then they could go forwards.
I am sick and tired of guys in Japanese cars trying to drag me off, all that high pitch noise is just not sexy.
Drive safe guys and girls.
What planet are those boy racer WRX & EVO from. GT will leave them pretending they were looking for their Eminem cd when he rockets into the distance.
Cop this for a fact - you too can tweak your GTS 300kw HSV into a real monster!
2001 VX HSV GTS tuned to the Callaway Factory specs for a C4B motor, ECU re-map to 6700 red line, special exhaust set up and a Harrop short shifter -result 305 kw at the rear wheels (360KW) 600 nm of torque.) 0 to 100 (62.5 mph) 4.5 seconds and standing 1/4 mile (400mtr) 12.6 seconds top speed in 6th gear @ 5000 rpm - 312 kph. On 98 octane and Yokohama street rubber.
Can't get better than that for all up spend of $2300.00
Oh by the way have not had one EVO or STI beat me yet!
Torque all the way through the rev range is the beauty of a big V8 (although the Gen3 was a disappointment). Acceleration away from the lights or on the drag strip is only part of the equation. Compare the Holden to the Japanese in overtaking and it's all over before the Japanese has found enough boost to blow its nose. Not to mention long term reliability. Big V8s last for ever, but high strung fours die quickly in comparison. More cubic inches will always have the potential for more power and better longevity overall.
The 7.0 Litre LS7 is the true powerhouse, used in the C6 corvette, 500bhp and 373kw in detuned form, runs 11.5sec quarters straight off the showroom floor. No other production car in the world is as quick, this leaves exotics for dead, and sells for about the same price as a HSV Senator over in America. I hope to see this engine in the new VE GTS.
Riceburners are no match to V8s, V8s sound brutal, have enough torque to tear up the pavement, have muscle car heritage and look the part.
I own a VR 215i Senator, but have to say that those Rex's and Evos have to be respected. Their power to weight ratio is phenominal especially on the modified ones and they go around corners like theres no tomorrow. A stock Sti Rex or current Evo IX would beat a 300kW GTS to a 100k or across the quarter. Its after that where the big 5.7 or now 6 litres will reel them in.
I used to think these little 4 cylinder turbos were king, but after going in a 340Kw (at the real wheels) kingswood monaro changed my mind, seeing it only had a 5.0L 308 non supercharged in it. I would like to see a WRX or EVO even cum close without there little whistle blowing turbo's...just get it through your heads guys and stop denying the facts, that there is no substitute for cubic inches!
I always take on STIs, VR4s, mainly Subbies and Mitsu's!!
I own a 2003 HSV 5.7L Holden Senator V8, I have worked on Take off Techniques and have mastered taking on a other 4WD cars, I leave them hanging:) its really buzzy for them to take on these Big engined cars!!lol.
Got a provisional 452.6 RWKW from my recently supercharged '08 E-Series HSV GTS. Looking forward to tuning her to potential.
I have a 2001 HSV GTS 300. I have never had an STi or Evo beat me off the lights or out of corners. Once I get into third, I am off.