2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction
1996 Holden 'HSV Enhanced' VSII Commodore 'BT1' 5.0 V8 Sedan
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Launched in April 1995, the VS Commodore served as a mechanical update of the second-generation architecture, destined to assist sales before the all-new VT model in August 1997. The extent of exterior changes veered not much further than a redesigned Holden logo and wheel trims. An updated Ecotec (Emissions and Consumption Optimisation through TEChnology) version of the Buick V6 engine packed 13 percent more power, an increase of 17 kW over the VR and cut fuel consumption by five percent. Holden mated the new engine with a modified version of the GM 4L60-E automatic transmission, bringing improved throttle response and smoother changes between gears. Safety features were also improved, with a passenger airbag becoming available. The Series II update of June 1996 brought elliptical side turn signals, interior tweaks and the introduction of a L67 Supercharged V6 engine, joining the 3.8 litre Ecotec and 5.0 litre V8.