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Holden VL Commodore gets Nissan RB26 GT-R conversion, with AWD (video)

Holden’s VL Commodore continues to enjoy a cult following in Australia. The combination of its lightweight body and sophisticated (for the time) Nissan RB-series engine was a winner in its day and continues to be a sought-after donor for many projects today.

Huss of NSW has built a very unique and unusual VL Commodore Walkinshaw replica, with the Nissan Skyline association of the RB-series engine taken several steps further.

An R34 condemned to the scrapheap donated its RB26DETT engine, manual transmission, suspension and all-wheel drive system including HICAS rear-wheel steering to the VL. This makes it one of the only all-wheel drive VL Commodore in existence.

The combo has been tuned to around 1000hp (750kW) at the crank, thanks to a 2.7-litre stroker kit and a large single turbo conversion. There’s also beefed up driveline components including triple-plate clutch, and a set of black alloys.

Check out the video below by Inside Garage, with Huss going over some of the work that has gone into creating what is known as ‘VLR747’. There’s also some driving shots, giving you an idea of its performance.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.