While not as famous as HSV the Holden Dealer Team (HDT) will be familiar to many Holden enthusiasts. HDT was the go-to tuning division for Holden in the 1980s and was run by Kiwi race legend Peter Brock – the nine-time Bathurst 1000 winner.
The wheels came off the partnership partly because of Brock’s belief in a component called the “Energy Polarizer”, which he began fitting to special performance Holden Commodores being built by HDT during the 1980s.
The Energy Polarizer was a largely unproven device said to align the various energies of the car to give it a boost in performance. It never really became an accepted performance modification.
Sadly, Brock died while driving in a rally in Australia on September 8, 2006.
Now as a contemporary tribute to Brock and his motorsport legacy, the crew at HDT have built a limited run of retro-styled Holden Commodore sedans designed to reflect the performance models launched during the Brock days. HDT have named these cars the Heritage Series and have design cues taken from the legendary VL Group A Commodore.
Based on the current VE Holden Commodore the cars have cosmetic tweaks and all bear the signature of Peter Brock.
In terms of power the car features a 6.2-litre LS V8 engine, which has been supercharged to output 350kW. There’s also Bilstein shock absorbers, a full bodykit, Harrop performance brakes and 20-inch wheels. Just to make it a little but special an Energy Polarizer has also been included. Perhaps a new owner can unlock its true hidden potential.
Only 250 examples are scheduled to be built, each with an individual build plate.