VT Commodore versus AU Falcon $2K Challenge – Carnage episode 26

The work begins on our budget Holden versus Ford project cars

Videographers: Matt Reekie

LAST episode, we told the story of how we bought a AU XR6 Falcon and a VT Calais V8 from the auction house GraysOnline for a song.

We assembled two teams, with Scotty and Kian claiming the Falcon and Bubba Medlyn and Kain Goodliffe taking the Commodore. We ran the cars in bog-stock from at Calder Park to establish a baseline – though Scotty may have done some sneaky mods to get the jump on Team VT. You can check that all out here.

In this instalment, the modifications begin! With a budget of just $2000 per car, the teams are going to have to get creative! Scotty is talking turbo, intercooler, E85 fuel system and a Barra computer for the AU, while Bubba is going old-school with a Barry Grant carby and a whole mess of nitrous oxide.

We’ll have the next episode up in two weeks, where we will see how these big beasts go on the dyno.

Thanks to Valvoline, Ryobi, GraysOnline and Hare & Forbes for their support of this madness!