Special HDT VF Commodore launched at Bathurst
A limited edition HDT Special Vehicles VF Commodore has been unveiled to the public at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The HDT VF Commodore marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the 1985 HDT VK Group A Commodore, affectionately known as ‘Blue Meanie’.
Powered by a 6.0 litre 470kW V8 engine, the car is fitted with a supercharger from a Chevrolet Camaro along with an enhanced coil-over suspension kit.
As a hark back to the VK made famous by Peter Brock, the VF Commodore is fitted with a Group A style body kit, which includes a bespoke rear spoiler topped off by retro 19-inch wheels.
Only 30 HDT VF Commodores will be put into production.
Operator of the HDT brand Peter Champion has been an integral part of the project which was revealed to the public at a launch on Friday at Mount Panorama.
Champion, a long time friend of the late Brock, has recently seen his collection of Peter Brock race cars become part of a new attraction to be launched at Gold Coast’s Dreamworld theme park.
“It is really special to be apart of the build that is something very important like 30 years of the old Brock car which is very iconic,” said Champion.
“I was going to keep the Blue Meanies to VE commodores because it is more suited to that car but an anniversary like this I thought we should do something special.”
The HDT VF Commodore package will be made available on SS, SS-V and SS-V Redline models.