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Rollin’ Hard: This Street-Driven Holden Commodore Belted Out Nearly 2,500 Horsepower On The Dyno!


Rollin’ Hard: This Street-Driven Holden Commodore Belted Out Nearly 2,500 Horsepower On The Dyno!

Throwing a Doorslammer and a RvW-style car on a dyno and getting big numbers is awesome, but it’s kind of par for the course. You’d expect something running a Hemi on alcohol to produce a reading that not only maxes out the dyno’s rating system but registers on the Richter scale as well. But what about a street car? Here in the States, that’s a pretty easy thing to do: just wait until summer, when the racing is in full swing across the country, pick your favorite event, and go watch a car with plates, registration and insurance run a blistering lap down the strip. Now, try that stunt in Australia and see what happens. They make big power, sure, but street legal? That’s a tall order for a country that seems to pride itself on harassing and eradicating any form of hot rodding that’s out and about. But for Brenden “Bubba” Medlyn, achieving the impossible seems to be a straightforward affair. The 398ci mill in the engine bay, built by Glenn Wells, blasted out a top run of 2,483 horsepower with over 50 PSI of boost being shoved down it’s throat. We say again: street car, 2,483 horsepower. Good God, man.

The Holden would’ve been badass on it’s own, running numbers like that, but the car itself is beautiful and it wasn’t just showing off in the dyno cell…in-between his first runs and his final runs, he pulled the Holden down to the burnout skidpad and let the car raise seven shades of hell. Was that a secret in itself?

(Thanks to Iain Kelly of Street Machine for sending us the information!)


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