WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12230 Members
65 Forums
72762 Topics
980711 Posts
50 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
90 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1767 Guests and 208 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1415
USB to wall socket 511
Internet Explorer Not Working 451
Is This ART ? 445
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 395
Chef's knife. 394
Wirral Bus Review 295
roofers 288
Aerial engineer 263
Tranmere Rovers 200
New General Forums
Story
by venice
Yesterday at 12:10 AM
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
24th Feb 2017 6:28pm
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by granny
Today at 11:44 AM
Samsung NC10 Notebook PC
by gerrymoore
Today at 10:12 AM
USB to wall socket
by casper
Today at 09:40 AM
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by saltytom
Today at 07:10 AM
Brother printer
by saltytom
Today at 07:07 AM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Today at 01:23 AM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by _Steve_
Yesterday at 05:52 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 05:14 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#92484 - 22nd Feb 2005 11:10am New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Revised base model hits UK with yet more power - 345bhp for less than £30K!

Vauxhall is now importing the latest Holden Monaro, complete with more power, bigger brakes, new 18 inch wheels and a heavily revised chassis.

The 2005 model can be distuingished from those that precede it by its twin bonnet scoops.

The heart of the Monaro – its 5.7-litre V8 – has been tweaked with a new induction system, a free-flowing exhaust, reprofiled cams and engine management to give even more power and torque. Besides improving the distinctive exhaust note rumble, the improvements mean the engine now produces a massive 354PS (~345bhp) (up from the previous model’s 333PS) while torque rises from an already impressive 343lb.ft to 353lb.ft (500Nm). Performance figures have yet to be set, but it’s estimated that the new Monaro will comfortably exceed 160mph and should hit 60mph from a standstill in around 5.6 seconds.



To tame the power and further improve the Monaro’s dynamic handling, the chassis has been uprated with sportier suspension settings. Lightweight steering components are now fitted to improve feel and feedback, while relocating the fuel tank has improved overall weight distribution. New 320mm ventilated front discs, borrowed from the latest Corvette C6, make sure the Monaro stops faster than ever too.

Besides the fully-functional bonnet scoops and new air dam, other visual changes include improved head and fog lamps plus a reshaped rear bumper to house huge twin 63mm tailpipes. In addition to looking beefier and sounding great, the new exhaust system has allowed an aerodynamic tray to be fitted underneath the car to improve airflow at high speeds.



Inside the cabin, an extra pair of instruments has been added to a new central binnacle, and the facia panel now has a modern high gloss ‘piano’ black finish.

Despite the improvements, the price of the Monaro has been kept below £30,000 - still a unique proposition with competition only coming from cars with lesser engines.

The first cars are expected to reach showrooms in early March.
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * WikiWirral - Advertising Forum * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#92485 - 22nd Feb 2005 3:13pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
mikebroomy Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 20th Nov 2003
Posts: 3041
Loc: moreton
Sweet!
_________________________

Top
#92486 - 22nd Feb 2005 3:19pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
jimbo4x4 Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 3rd Mar 2004
Posts: 2912
Loc: Bebington
Mike, you gone off the idea of a calibra? laugh

Top
#92487 - 22nd Feb 2005 3:36pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
mikebroomy Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 20th Nov 2003
Posts: 3041
Loc: moreton
I'm not that rich lol
_________________________

Top
#92488 - 22nd Feb 2005 9:23pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
dj_russell_plays_trance Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 18th Jun 2004
Posts: 2003
Loc: west mids
thats well nice!!!!!!
_________________________

Top
#92489 - 23rd Feb 2005 1:40am Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
bloody nice motor but 0-60 in 5.7 secs ??

My impreza does 3.9 sec's. either i am spoilt now or its not that fast off the mark smack

Loads of horsepower but i bet it is one heavy car !!!! Power to weight ratio would be poor.

Top
#92490 - 23rd Feb 2005 10:45am Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Its also RWD and not 4x4 tease

An with a V8 that size, with all the torque, it can prolly do the 5.7 to 60 starting off in 4th gear eek wink
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#92491 - 23rd Feb 2005 5:04pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
AL Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jan 2004
Posts: 1730
Loc: Wirral
Proper muscle car theres a couple going round the Wirral at the moment love 'em thumbsup

Top
#92492 - 23rd Feb 2005 6:37pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
Anonymous
Unregistered


Not keen on the looks but its sweet thumbsup

Top
#92493 - 23rd Feb 2005 7:01pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
aceritz Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 2056
Loc: birkenhead
imo it looks like a cross between a jag and an evo, i like it alot

Top
#92494 - 9th Mar 2005 1:18pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
saw one the other day but wasnt the new version as didnt have the vents. hell of car and one up for vauxhalls.
_________________________



Top
#92495 - 9th Mar 2005 1:29pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
Anonymous
Unregistered


Quote:
Originally posted by StuyMac:
Vauxhall is now importing the latest Holden Monaro
does this mean its not actually made by vauxhall then?

Top
#92496 - 9th Mar 2005 10:42pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Plus Opel and the rest of Europe haven't got their hands on it (only on import), it's only available in Australia (Holden), America (Chevrolet) and here (Vauxhall).
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#92497 - 10th Mar 2005 2:12pm Re: New Vauxhall Monaro - now with 345bhp!
maverick Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 751
Loc: wallasey
I bet it will be car to have, that is after they have had time to tweek it.
_________________________


Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by futurepast
Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 10:08pm
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 5:58pm
USB to wall socket
by venice
26th Feb 2017 1:04pm
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
25th Feb 2017 9:17pm
For Sale & Free
Aluminium Ladders
by jaymc
Yesterday at 05:07 PM
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
25th Feb 2017 3:04pm
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
24th Feb 2017 7:47am
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Aug 2010
Posts: 27
Newest Members
chaptronix, chrisjon, Mike_White, HELENmichelle, catchthepigeon_
12230 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con
by futurepast
Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Croxteth Hall (and park)
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 10:08pm
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
25th Feb 2017 1:31pm
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
24th Feb 2017 11:42am
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
26th Feb 2017 5:58pm
USB to wall socket
by venice
26th Feb 2017 1:04pm
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
25th Feb 2017 9:17pm
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Large hgv needed to move 32ft x 10ft steel con 122
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:00am
Sunset Tue 5:48pm
Local Time Tue 3:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me