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VF2 LS3 Ute vs Sedan 0-100, 0-400m, drags etc

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by VF2SSVREDLINE SUN GUN, Aug 2, 2017.

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    Hey Guys,

    Wondering if anyone has any info or stories comparing the utes vs sedans for straight line acceleration?

    I have the 17' ssv redline ute and was just curious if anyone knows how they stack up against a sedan.. i assume being a bit lighter the ute would have a slight edge... glad of experiences tho!

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    Same, I think. Wagon is slightly slower.
     
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    Actually, a ute body shell is 40kgs heavier than a sedan body shell.
     
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    When it comes out to Tare Mass however, the Ute is lighter, as far as i can tell from research its:

    Ute: 1720 kg
    Sedan 1758 kg
    Wagon: 1822 kg

    Bugger-all in the grand scheme, just curious if anyone had dragged to compare
     
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    Interesting, as I always thought the Ute was a little heavier.

    Holden added extra metal to the rear to stiffen them up to make up for the modern Ute’s only using a half chassis.

    I clearly remember reading that as part of the VE advertising when they were first released.

    In the scheme of things for a street car it's not much and wouldn't matter but 40kg can make a difference when you are into serious racing.


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    Interesting. I always thought the Uterus was a bit slower?
     
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    Ute needs 2 bags of 20 kg cement at the back to keep the back wheels in tractions. :D. But seriously, it probably comes down to the reaction time of the drivers.
     
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    When I fitted the cargo rails, I got to see most of the rear end 'structure'.

    Lot different to earlier designs, definitely 'beefed up', more suited for towing.
     
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    I would guess that ute would be negligibly slower due to less traction/less weight at back wheels...
     
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    IMG_2164.JPG My Best time with my VF Wagon redline auto is 13.316@107
     
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    In the latest copy of Motor magazine, Bang For Your Bucks for cars under $50K. SS manual ute came 1st. with 0-100 at 5.13 sec. and 0-400 m in 13.28 sec. at 178.02 km/hr.
     
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    Hmm... would seem the Motor driver had too much spin affecting his 60’ but delivered more HP to end with better time and speed. Else the wagon’s ~80kg weighed in to drop 5kph.
    Both good stock times, @SS Flo Rida was able to bring that a full second lower just with FBO, good tuning.
     
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    VF Sedans are usually quicker off the line because they get better traction than utes. I've raced many times versus a few mates with VF utes at willowbank & they seem to either tramp off the line or bog down.
     
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    I remember but in the day SV8 was slightly quicker than the SS due to weight, as above ute traction is a issue.
     

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