Under the Group A regulations governing touring car races in the 1980s and 1990s, HSV's VN SS Group A race cars produced approximately 388 kW (520 hp), enabling 300 km/h with suitable gearing. Equipped with a specially homologated Hollinger six-speed transmission in race trim the VN Group A weighted in at just 1,250 kg, down from the VL Grp A Walkinshaw's 1,325 kg.
But the VN campaign nearly didn’t happen. Group A regulations required 500 units of the HSV VN SS Group As to be sold. Luckily, CAMS bent the rules and Holden Racing Team racers Win Percy, Alan Grice, Neil Crompton, Brad Jones, Peter Brock and Andrew Miedecke got the green light to race at Mount Panorama. We all remember Brockie on two wheels coming down the mountain in the 1991 Bathurst 1000 Tooheys Top Ten and of course Win Percy and Allan Grice's win in the 1990 Toohey's Bathurst 1000.
With such illustrious race credential and with only 302 Group A's built, there is little wonder why they have become so collectible to Holden and HSV collectors.
In outstanding original condition with all matching numbers, HSV VN Group A. Build No. 124 has covered a genuine 81,360 klms from new.
Beautiful condition inside and out. No marks in the upholstery and the Durif Red paint is original and seriously as new.
Mechanically perfect with meticulous maintenance undertaken without thought to cost. The original 4.9 Litre V8, featuring four bolt mains and 215 kW @ 5200 rpm, the superb twin throttle body, cold air intake and electronic multi-point port fuel injection mated to the ML9 ZF 6 speed manual make this a seriously nice ride. The car comes with the original service log book as delivered by Peninsula Holden, Dee Why, NSW.
Here is Holden's final factory built race special - the VN Group A. The perfect weapon for the serious HSV collector. Available for inspection in Brisbane, QLD. (Ref. 5479)
Engine: 4.9 Litre V8, overhead valves - 2 valves per cylinder; Four Bolt Mains, 101.6mm bore and 77.8mm stroke. Max power 215 kW @ 5200 rpm.
Induction: Twin throttle body with Cold air intake and Electronic Multi-point port fuel injection.
Transmission: ML9 ZF 6 Speed Manual.
Ratios: First: 2.680, Second: 1.800, Third: 1.290, Fourth: 1.01, Fifth: 0.750, Sixth: 0.500, Reverse: 2.500
Differential: 3.45:1 Limited Slip Differential.
Clutch: Single Dry Plate
Steering: Power assisted Rack & Pinion. 2.8 turns lock to lock. 10.4m turning circle.
Suspension: Front: Fully independant. Macpherson struts with coil springs and anti-roll bar. Rear: Live axle located by trailing arms and Panhard rod. Coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Brakes: Split circuit hydraulic system with power booster.
Front: 330mm ventilated discs with twin spot finned calipers.
Rear: 280mm single spot.
Performance: Top Speeds: 0-100km/h - 6.5sec, 0-400 metres -14.5sec.
Wheels & Tyres: 17 x 8.0 SV/Holden wheels with 235/45 ZR 17 - Period Goodyear Eagle Tyres
Fuel Tank: 80 Litres
Total Number Built: 302