Listen To This 202ci Holden Red Inline Six Scream Out More Than Twice It’s Stock Horsepower Naturally Aspirated


Listen To This 202ci Holden Red Inline Six Scream Out More Than Twice It’s Stock Horsepower Naturally Aspirated

This is awesome. So when we talk about inline six engines from Australia we often find ourselves yapping about the “Hemi six” that stood out as one of the most well know and celebrated engines of Australia’s muscle car era. This is doing a disservice to another hard working little engine that may not have been a high performer from the factory but one that can be built into a literal screamer today. We’re talking about the 202ci Holden Red inline six engine that made 135hp from the factory but makes more than 325hp on this dyno in full race trim, complete with a brace of Weber carbs gulping loads of air.

The Red designation comes from a very simple place…the engines were red. Holden inliners started with the Grey motor, evolved into the Red motor, and then went to the Blue motor as time passed. With 135hp from the factory and we’re sure some decent torque (its an attribute of inline six engines that everyone seems to love) it is kind of amazing that you are seeing this thing make the power that it does here without any sort of boost or nitrous. This little monster seems to have an iron head on it still as well! The fact that it is not a crossflow motor is pretty cool just for the same reasons we were mentioning above.

This engine is heading into a Torana road racing car and we think it may be the best sounding thing on the track when it is out there making laps. Whaddya say?

Press play below to see this 202i Holden Red inline six scream out big power –


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7 thoughts on “Listen To This 202ci Holden Red Inline Six Scream Out More Than Twice It’s Stock Horsepower Naturally Aspirated

  1. John T

    Holden 6’s were the most common engine to muck around with by far during the 70’s and 80’s – every man and his dog had one with twin or triple strombergs, extractors and a cam… yes they were in the torries but most were in Holden sedans , so much so that a whole race series grew up around 1 model, the HQ Holden. Check this out, you’ll love it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alz86GRAD6A Pretty well standard 202’s, 3 speed manual with a floor shifter. Ultra close racing and exactly what saturday night looked like in most Aussie towns in the 70’s!!

  2. Daza

    That poor old 202 desperately trying to keep all 6 rods inside the block….
    They were not known for making power. Even with the best gear any thing more than 200hp was a temporary at best. The heads were nearly a text book example of what not to do when making an OHV motor.
    Still though they do have a sound of their own and at 9k rpm bring back some pleasant memories…

    1. Momus

      Really? Ron Harrops drag FX ran 11\’s and made well over 300 hp reliably in the early 70\’s using an iron head.

    2. Momus

      Really? Ron Harrops drag FX ran 11’s and made well over 300 hp reliably in the early 70’s using an iron head.

  3. Brian Johnson

    Nice, I would have enjoyed it more, if the ad covering the right side of the screen could have been deleted. Way to go. Now advertising is creeping into cool guy stuff.

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