Thirty units of the VF Commodore ‘Blue Meanie’ will be produced to celebrate 30 years since Peter Brock and HDT revealed the original VK SS Group A.
Holden Dealer Team Special Vehicles – to give its full name – is owned by Brock-enthusiast Peter Champion, and the company specialises in developing performance packages that doff their cap to famous 1980s Commodore racing liveries.
Now it’s the turn of the last-of-the-line VF Commodore. It’s a case of bring your own Commodore SS, SS V or SS V Redline sedan grade that must be factory Perfect Blue paint, which Holden released as a homage to Brock’s nickname ‘Peter Perfect’.
The HDT package unveiled at last weekend’s Bathurst race then costs an additional $30,500 to install (or $37,500 with a Harrop performance brake option).
It’s not yet tuned for the new VF Series II 6.2-litre, however, rather utilising the 6.0-litre engine from the Series I but with the addition of the same Eaton supercharger as used by HSV on its blown LSA engine.
The result is a staggering 475kW – well beyond the 430kW produced by the HSV GTS. HDT doesn’t yet quote a torque figure or performance figures.
Other changes for what amounts to another three-quarters of the price of a new Commodore SS include ‘directional aero’ 19-inch alloy wheels with 305mm rear tyres, Bilstein adjustable coil-over suspension and a 3.0-inch bi-modal exhaust.
A requisite HDT bonnet scoop, grille and spoiler, and 30th anniversary side-flank badging with Peter Brock signature round out the external changes, while changes inside include a HDT badge on the standard sports seats and a numbered build plaque.
The VF Commodore Blue Meanie follows on from the similar VE retro livery also produced by HDT Special Vehicles. The Queensland-based company, which has distributors in all major capital cities, also continues to sell to owners of older models wanting to transform their models into various 1980s Group A racers.