Holden Commodore (VZ)

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Holden Commodore (VZ)
Holden Commodore VZ Sedan.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Holden
Also called Holden Adventra (VZ)
Holden Berlina (VZ)
Holden Calais (VZ)
Holden Crewman (VZ)
Holden Monaro (VZ)
Holden One Tonner (VZ)
Holden Ute (VZ)
Chevrolet Lumina
Chevrolet Omega
Production August 2004 – September 2007
Assembly Australia: Elizabeth, South Australia
Body and chassis
Class Full-size
Body style 4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
2-door coupé utility
Layout FR layout
Platform GM V platform
Related Holden Statesman/Caprice (WL)
Powertrain
Engine

V6

  • 3.6 L 172 kW (231 hp): Alloytec
  • 3.6 L 175 kW (235 hp): Alloytec
  • 3.6 L 190 kW (255 hp): Alloytec 190

V8

  • 5.7 L 235 kW (315 hp): Gen III LS1
  • 5.7 L 250 kW (325 hp): High Output LS1
  • 6.0 L 260 kW (349 hp): Gen IV L76
Transmission

6-speed Manual

4-speed Automatic

5-speed Automatic

Dimensions
Wheelbase 2789–2939 mm
Length 4876–5033 mm
Width 1842–1847 mm
Height 1440–1527 mm
Curb weight 1569–1654 kg
Chronology
Predecessor Holden Commodore (VY)
Successor Holden Commodore (VE)

The Holden Commodore, Berlina, Calais and Ute (VZ) are a range of full-size cars produced from 2004 to 2006 by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors (GM). Succeeding the previous VY model, the VZ model represented the thirteenth iteration—or the third facelift to the third generation of Holden Commodore—a model line introduced in 1978. VZ incorporated a facelift and other minor styling changes in addition to the fitment of a new V6 engine.

Released in August 2004, the car debuted a new generation of 175 and 190 kilowatt (kW) (235 and 255 hp) 3.6 litre (L) Alloytec V6 engines in place of the older 3.8 litre ECOTEC V6 engines. Other changes to the V6 was the loss of the supercharger that was included in the S models from the VS to VY, this was also dropped with the 3.8L and would not be used with the new 3.6L V6. These new Alloytec DOHC engines have carried on through to the VE Commodore which was released in August 2006. A new 5L40-E 5-speed automatic transmission sourced from General Motors was introduced on the sports and luxury V6 variants.

The VZ is notable for being the only Commodore series of recent times to not officially introduce a Series II update to the range, however a number of mechanical changes were made in January 2006. Holden introduced the new L76 6.0 litre V8 to its range. The V8 has been slightly detuned, and both Displacement on Demand and variable valve timing have been removed. The base V6 also went from 175 kilowatts (235 hp) to 172 kilowatts (231 hp) and the 190 kilowatt (255 hp) V6 went from 340 to 335 newton metres (Nm) at the same time, to meet new ADR 79/01 (Euro III) emissions standards that became effective 1 January 2006.

The advanced 3.6 litre Alloytec engines are more powerful, responsive and fuel-efficient than the outgoing ECOTEC V6. Matched to all-new and upgraded transmissions they deliver noticeable increases in all-round driving refinement. To achieve 190 kilowatts (255 hp), the Alloytec V6 gains variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust sides as well as a dual stage intake manifold, while the 175 kilowatt (235 hp) version retains variable valve timing on the inlet side only. Selected models bring advanced active safety features that electronically assist the driver to maintain vehicle control in emergency situations.

The VZ Commodore was available in several model variations, most of which carried over from the VY range, with the exception of the newly introduced SV6, a specification level that replaced the S range. All models in the Commodore range (Executive, Acclaim, Berlina, Calais, SV6, SV8 & SS) were available as sedans, while wagon variants of the Executive, Acclaim & Berlina were available. Berlina and Calais models were not badged or marketed as Commodores. The VZ was the last Commodore line-up to use the Executive & Acclaim nameplates, both of which would be later replaced by a new Omega model in the VE Commodore.

Sales of the VZ Commodore failed to match those of the preceding VY Commodore in light of rising small car sales, higher fuel prices and growing interest in the VZ's replacement, the VE.

The VZ Commodore sedans were superseded by the VE Commodore range in August 2006, whilst the Wagon & Ute ranges lived on for almost another year. Ute production ended in August 2007, whilst the last wagon rolled off Holden's Elizabeth plant line on 6 September 2007.[1]

Exports[edit]

Exports of the VZ sedan were made to the Middle East as the Chevrolet Lumina from 2004 as per the previous VY series. Trim levels were the Lumina LS (based on Commodore Executive), Lumina S (Commodore SV6 with 175 kW), Lumina LTZ (Berlina), and Lumina SS (Commodore SS).[2][3]

As with the previous VY model, exports to Malaysia and Thailand continued in VZ form as the Chevrolet Lumina, sold in LTZ trim (based on the Holden Berlina). Exports ceased during 2005.[2][3][4]

General Motors do Brasil imported the VZ as the Chevrolet Omega from 2005 to replace the VY-based Omega. This update was announced 9 March 2005.[5] The Brazillian model sold as a single-specification CD model, based on the Holden Berlina with some additional Calais equipment.[3][4] VZ Omega sales officially ended in 2007 when replaced by the VE Berlina-based model, as announced on 4 July 2007.[6]

Specification levels[edit]

Commodore Executive[edit]

VZ Commodore Executive sedan
VZ Commodore SVZ interior

The Commodore Executive was the baseline variant, and was priced from A$33,160.

The Commodore Executive standard features included:[7]
The Commodore Executive optional features included:[8]
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Country pack suspension
  • FE2 sports suspension
  • Rear park assist (available on sedan only)
  • Satellite navigation (only available on the sedan)
  • Side Impact Airbags (SIAB)

Commodore Acclaim[edit]

VZ Commodore Acclaim wagon

The Commodore Acclaim sat above the Commodore Executive in specification level hierarchy of the VZ Commodore range, and was priced from A$39,050.

The Commodore Acclaim standard features supersede and add to those of the Commodore Executive variant:[9]
The Commodore Acclaim optional features included:[10]
  • Alloy wheels
  • FE2 sports suspension
  • Satellite navigation

Commodore SV6[edit]

The SV6 was the cheapest sports variant. Pricing for the SV6 started from A$38,990.

The SV6 features included:

  • 3.6 L 190 kW (258 PS; 255 hp) Alloytec V6
  • 6-speed manual transmission (option of 5-speed automatic transmission)
  • Air conditioning
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto headlights
  • Brake assist (BA)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Driver's and passenger's airbags
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • FE2 sports suspension
  • Front fog lamps
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Limited slip differential (2005 model only) (LSD)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power antenna
  • Security system
  • Sports body kit
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Trip computer
  • 17 inch alloy wheels

Commodore SV8[edit]

Early VZ versions of the SV8 continued with the VY SV8 theme, being essentially an Executive with a V8 engine, rear spoiler, unique 17 inch alloy wheels and SV6 tail lights. This specification was later upgraded as a running change to match the equipment levels and appearance of the SV6, which remained a step down from the SS. The SV8 was priced from A$41,990.

SV8 features included:

  • 5.7 L 250 kW (340 PS; 335 hp) LS1 V8 (until 31/12/05, then 6.0 L 260 kW (354 PS; 349 hp) L76 V8 from 1/1/06)
  • 6-speed manual transmission (option of 4-speed automatic transmission)
  • Air conditioning
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto headlights
  • Brake assist (BA)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Driver's and passenger's airbags
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • FE2 sports suspension
  • Front power windows
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Limited slip differential (LSD)
  • Power antenna
  • Security system
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Trip computer
  • 17 inch alloy wheels

Commodore SS[edit]

VZ Commodore SS

The SS was the flagship sports model of the VZ range. Pricing for the SS started at A$50,990.

SS included such features as:

  • 5.7 L 250 kW (340 PS; 335 hp) LS1 V8 (until 31/12/05, then 6.0 L 260 kW (354 PS; 349 hp) L76 V8 from 1/1/06)
  • 6-speed manual transmission (option of 4-speed automatic transmission)
  • 6 disc in-dash CD player
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy pedals
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto headlights
  • Brake assist (BA)
  • Colour-coded instrument cluster
  • Cruise control
  • Driver's and passenger's airbags
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • FE2 sports suspension
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Front fog lamps
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Limited slip differential (LSD)
  • Power antenna
  • Security system
  • Side impact airbags (SIAB)
  • Sports leather steering wheel
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Trip computer
  • 18 inch alloy wheels

Berlina[edit]

VZ Berlina sedan
VZ Berlina sedan

The Berlina was the semi-luxury version of the VZ range; it sited above the Acclaim and below the Calais in the VZ range. Pricing for the Berlina began from A$42,900.

The Berlina features included:

  • 3.6 L 175 kW (238 PS; 235 hp) Alloytec V6 (172 kW in 2006, option of 5.7 L 235 kW (320 PS; 315 hp) LS1 V8 until 31/12/05, then 6.0 L 260 kW (354 PS; 349 hp) L76 V8 from 1/1/06)
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • 6 disc in-dash CD player
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto headlights
  • Brake assist (BA)
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Driver's and passenger's airbags
  • Electronic brake assist (EBA)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Limited slip differential (LSD) (with V8)
  • Power antenna
  • Security system
  • Side impact airbags (SIAB)
  • Rear park assist
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Trip computer
  • 16x7 inch alloy wheels

Calais[edit]

VZ Calais

The Calais is the top of the line luxury model in the VZ range; it sat above the Berlina and combined luxury with performance. Pricing for the Calais began at A$52,660.

The Calais features included:

  • 3.6 L 190 kW (258 PS; 255 hp) Alloytec V6 (option of 5.7 L 235 kW (320 PS; 315 hp) LS1 V8 until 31/12/05, then 260 kW (349 hp) 6.0 L L76 V8 from 1/1/06)
  • 4-Speed automatic transmission (with LS1)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission (all other engine variants)
  • 6 disc in-dash CD player
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto headlights
  • Brake assist (BA)
  • Cruise control
  • Driver's and passenger's airbags
  • Dual zone electronic climate control
  • Electronic brake assist (EBA)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability program (ESP) (with V6)
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Limited slip differential (LSD) (with V8)
  • Luxury / sports suspension
  • Power antenna
  • Security system
  • Side impact airbags (SIAB)
  • Sports leather steering wheel
  • Rear park assist
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Trip computer
  • 17x8 inch alloy wheels

Limited edition and other specification levels[edit]

Commodore 9C1[edit]

VZ Commodore SVZ

The Commodore 9C1, or 'Police Pack', was a special pack for the VZ Commodore that was available to all police organisations in Australia, New Zealand and several in the Middle East. It was based on the Commodore Executive and added various specification upgrades to cater to the needs of police. Most 9C1s were delivered in white, but were also offered in other colours, normally used as unmarked vehicles.

It has features such as:

4 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, Side)
Interior light with integrated individual map lights
Interior light lock-out switch (Centre console mounted button, isolates glovebox light, boot and interior dome and map reading lights)
FE2 suspension
15x7JJ silver painted steel rims and silver plastic centrecaps with Bridgestone 'Turanza' ER30 225/60/R15 tyres
Black coloured dash surrounds (standard VZ Commodore Executive had greyish coloured surrounds)
Front and rear power windows (standard VZ Commodore Executive only had front apart from higher models)
Limited slip differential or Traction control
Sump protector guard
Larger higher capacity battery with 450 CCA and 115 min RC
Police Certified Speedometer with 2 km/h (1 mph) increments marked
Two horns – standard 400 Hz horn plus a more powerful 450 Hz horn
ABS
Upgraded front brake pads (Bendix ultimate on front, PBR akebono on rear)
Additional Wiring Loom (supplying power for beacons, siren, radios etc.)
Additional firewall access grommets for wiring
Plus standard features of the VZ Commodore Executive

Commodore Lumina[edit]

The Commodore Lumina was launched in September 2005. It was based on the Commodore Executive with A$6,000 worth of additional features. 3,700 were produced and sold at a price of A$32,990 each.

Commodore Equipe[edit]

April 2005 saw the launch of the Commodore Equipe, a Holden tradition for many recent models of the Commodore. Based on the VZ Executive with A$5,000 worth of extra features, it sold for A$33,490 AUD. 3,500 were produced.

Commodore SVZ[edit]

In March 2006, Holden produced the limited edition SVZ model. This was based on the Executive sedan and wagon model with A$6,000 worth of extra features for A$32,990.

In March 2007, this model was re-introduced as a run-out model, based on the Executive wagon and base model Ute. The SVZ ute could be ordered in Morpheous (Metallic purple with pink highlights from the VE range).

Commodore SSZ[edit]

Late in 2005, Holden released the limited edition Commodore SSZ. 930 SSZ models were produced. This model featured leather upholstery with SSZ logo, premium performance brakes, colour-coded SSZ instrument cluster, black centre-mounted voltage and oil pressure gauges, 18-inch Monaro-style wheels, Rear Parking Assist and Bluetooth, for A$49,990. The SSZ was quickly discontinued upon arrival of the VE Commodore; however the VE does feature a V-Series model, that is similar to the SSZ.

Adventra[edit]

VZ Adventra SX6

The Holden Adventra (VZ) is a crossover SUV manufactured between 2004/2005 to 2006. The Adventra is based on the VZ Commodore station wagon, and it replaced the VY II Adventra in 2004/2005.

An interim VZ Adventra appeared in August 2004 at the time of the release of the VZ Commodore range, but this was in essence the familiar VY body with VZ engine,running gear,ECU and a VZ compliance plate. A true VZ series facelift was introduced in February 2005 and with it, the introduction of a V6 engine as the principal power unit. Adventra was now available in a choice of four equipment levels: SX6, CX6, LX6, and LX8, with a 3.6 litre V6 engine affording 190 kilowatts (250 hp) and a five-speed automatic transmission. The V8 engine from the VY iteration was uprated to 250 kilowatts (340 hp), although, now available solely in the premium LX8 model. Production of the V8-powered Adventra ceased in December 2005, due only to the fact that Holden ceased manufacturing the Generation III power unit and did not see a strong enough business case to invest in the new 6.0 litre Generation IV V8 for the Adventra's all-wheel drive application.

Sales of the Adventra range never achieved Holden's expectations, especially in comparison to the rival Ford Territory, and it was ultimately phased out of production in 2006 to make way for the newly introduced Captiva, imported from GM Daewoo in South Korea.[11]

Side airbag recall[edit]

On 25 November 2008, Holden issued a product recall to fix a potential problem with the side airbag system. The recall applying to 8,792 VZ models, including Commodore derivatives involves a faulty airbag attachment within the front seat assemblage. This could allow the airbag to come away from the seat frame, thus compromising airbag performance in a crash.[12][13]

Ute, One Tonner & Crewman[edit]

VZ Ute Thunder SS
VZ Crewman S.

Whilst the sedan VZ range received both versions of the Alloytec V6, the ute range received just the lower-capacity Alloytec 175 – it was the standard engine across the entire ute range with a six-speed manual – an upgraded 4-speed automatic was available as an option. Once again the One Tonner & Crewman ranges shared the same specification models, as shown below:

  • Base: Based on Commodore Executive specification. Available with 3.6-litre 175 kW (235 hp) Alloytec V6 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto
  • S: Based on Commodore SV6 specification. Available with 3.6-litre 175 kW (235 hp) Alloytec V6 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto

This model was rebranded as SV6 in August 2006, and the 5-speed auto from the sedan became available for the first time as well as a power increase to 190 kW (255 hp).

  • SS: Based on Commodore SS specification (minus side-impact airbags on cab-chassis). Available with a 5.7-litre 235 kW (315 hp) Gen III V8, or the new 260 kW (349 hp) 6.0-litre L98 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto

The Crewman was once again available in Cross 8 form, whilst the VZ range added the Crewman Cross 6, essentially a V6 version of the Cross 8.

The One Tonner was available with the following specifications:

  • Base :Based on Commodore Executive specification. Available with 3.6-litre 175 kW (235 hp) Alloytec V6 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto or 5.7-litre 235 kW (315 hp) Gen III V8 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto
  • S: Based on Commodore SV6 specification minus fog-lights. Available with 3.6-litre 175 kW (235 hp) Alloytec V6 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto or 5.7-litre 235 kW (315 hp) Gen III V8 – 6sp manual or 4sp auto
  • Cross 6: AWD One-Tonner. Available with 3.6-litre 175 kW (235 hp) Alloytec V6 – 4sp automatic only
  • SVZ: Based on the SV6 plus leather seats, paddle shifts on the steering wheel, Monaro CV8 rims. Available with 3.6-litre 195 kW (261 hp) Alloytec V6 – 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual

To make room in the factory for the upcoming VE Commodore, production of the One Tonner ceased in December 2005.

The Ute range continued without any updates for the next 18 months, until the January 2006 addition of Holden's new L76 V8 engines. The VZ Utes remained on sale well after the introduction of Holden's next-generation VE sedans, as did the VZ Wagons. By December of the same year, the Crewman and all AWD variants of the ute were gone from showrooms after Holden ceased production, and the One Tonner range was discontinued. Holden's VZ Utes were superseded by the VE Ute range in September 2007.

HSV Z Series[edit]

Holden’s performance partner Holden Special Vehicles developed a range of models based on the Holden VZ range and marketed under the HSV brandname

Clubsport[edit]

HSV Clubsport HRT Edition

Released in 2004 the Z Series Clubsport was a minor update over the Y Series and was mostly cosmetic.

The Z-Series Clubsport is powered by the LS2 engine a 6.0 L, 16-valve pushrod V8 producing 297 kW (404 PS; 398 hp) at 6000 rpm and 530 N·m (390 lb·ft) at and 4400 rpm. There was the choice of either a Six-speed manual or four-speed auto. Fuel consumption was 15.3 L/100 km. The Z-Series started at $61,850 plus on-road costs for the manual.

GTS[edit]

Z Series GTS was also available via special order only, very limited build numbers (less than 100) of these cars were made and are amongst the most highly sort after HSVs.[14]

Senator[edit]

Green sedan automobile
Green sedan automobile
HSV Senator (Z Series)

For the 2004 Z Series, the Senator Signature name was dropped. The car was featured smoother, subtler styling, with 19 in (482.6 mm) wheels as standard. The engine was a new 6.0 litre LS2 V8 (as featured on the C6 Corvette) pushing out 297 kW (398 hp). Newly designed rear mufflers give the car more of a deeper sound. The Senator's weight increased to 1,735 kg (3,825 lb), 0–100 km/h (0-60 mph) takes 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (limited). The fuel economy was officially rated at 10-12 litres/100 km on the highway, and a jump to 18-22 litres/100 km through the cities.

Dimensions were 1,450 mm (57.1 in) height, 4,984 mm (196.2 in) length, 1,842 mm (72.5 in) width and the wheelbase is 2,788 mm (109.8 in).

Some of the main options included the sunroof $2390, satellite navigation $3800, rear-seat DVD players $3900, Xenon headlights $1800, tyre pressure monitoring system $1395. Inside it features Nappa leather on the seats. The braking system on the Senator comes with ABS with twin-piston front callipers and grooved discs. The specially designed rear suspension has a self-levelling feature, so if the Senator was towing a trailer, instead of the weight forcing the back down and causing the front of the car to go up, the rear suspension would harden itself and therefore keeping the car levelled and aerodynamic. This feature is also on the current E-series Senator Signature.

The chrome outline on the grill was added to give the style more of a relaxed luxury appearance. The Senator was has specially designed 10 spoke alloys. For the interior special suede leather come as an optional extra. The Senator Signature name has now been dropped out of the line up, in the price department it matches the Clubsport approximately. Nappa leather is standard for the Senator. The 6.0 litre Gen5 (LS2) V8 engine was taken off the C6 Chevrolet. The brakes are upgraded and feature Bosche 8.0 ABS which provides EBD. The new LS2 V8 made it the quickest Australian made production car at the time.[15]

Senator Skaife Signature[edit]

The car is a limited edition car that was based on the Z-series Senator with specially designed features added by V8 Supercar racing driver Mark Skaife which he had designed himself. Standard transmission was the 4-speed automatic. Some of the special features that are included with this car is a new colour called Phantom Black and chrome shadow wheel finish. Some of the interior features include remote boot/tail gate and woodgrain. ABS, rear DVD players and 8 speakers.[16]

Avalanche[edit]

The HSV Avalanche Z Series is an all-wheel drive crossover SUV that was manufactured by Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) in 2005. Based on the Holden Adventra LX8 crossover wagon, the Avalanche range also incorporated a dual-cab utility model known as the HSV Avalanche XUV. The XUV derived from the Holden Crewman Cross8.

Both HSV vehicles were built in two series, the 2003 "Y Series II" (the wagon was actually available as of October/November 2003) and an updated version of the "Y Series II", which included some of the upgrades found in the newer "Z Series" HSV models. These later models are quite rare, with a build life of nine months from April 2005 to December 2005.

As with the related Holden VY all-wheel drive vehicles, the HSV Y Series AWD vehicles as built from September 2004 to March 2005 confusingly have Z Series compliance and Vehicle Identification Numbers; this correlates to the building of new specification Holden VZ and Z Series HSV non-AWD cars during this period.

The updated Avalanches with some of the Z Series upgrades can be externally visually differentiated from the Y Series versions by their re-profiled front bumper unit that looks less aggressive and which features a more integrated appearance to the auxiliary driving lights.

The Avalanche vehicles were fitted exclusively with the 5.7 litre LS1 V8 engine rated at 270 kilowatts (360 hp) of power and 475 newton metres (350 lb·ft) of torque, mated to a four-speed 4L65-E automatic gearbox. Permanent all-wheel drive was calibrated to deliver 62 percent of the power to the rear wheels, thereby maintaining a rear wheel drive feel to the handling of these vehicles.

Along with Holden's V8 Commodore-based AWD vehicles, the HSV Avalanche series was discontinued in late 2005 due to phasing out of the 5.7 litre LS1 engines because of the Euro III emissions regulations.

Maloo[edit]

2005 HSV Maloo (Z Series)

HSV's facelifted Z Series was introduced in October 2004 and featured a new LS2 6.0 litre V8 engine, producing 297 kW (398 hp). Along with the new engine exclusive to HSV, Z Series introduces 19" wheels, Traction Control and Multi-link rear suspension as standard equipment to the Maloo range.[17]

517 standard examples were produced, 958 R8 models, 181 Z2 models and 339 Z2 R8 models. In 2005, fifty examples were released by HSV of a special Yellow Devil Maloo 15th Anniversary Edition. 15 YEARS OF THUNDER as it was known .[17]

On 25 May 2006, a standard 2006 HSV Maloo R8 driven by Mark Skaife was clocked at an averaged speed of 271.44 km/h (168.7 mph) in the Woomera, South Australia.[7] The speed was recognised by the Guinness World Records representative, Chris Sheedy, as the Fastest Production Pickup Truck recorded. The speed improved over the previous record held by a Dodge Ram SRT-10 at 248.784 km/h (154.587 mph) but as many found out after the record was set, that the R8 wasn't actually 'stock' as it included a race cold air induction system and other performance modifications which allowed it to reach 271 km/h. The stock VZ Maloo R8 top speed is actually 249 km/h and it was awarded the "Fastest 'medium' size pickup" and thus the world record doesn't comply anymore because of modifications and different pickup size.

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