If there is one thing we love around these parts, it’s four door muscle sedans. We know that a lot of you may not feel the same way, but we honestly don’t understand why. Watching a four door sedan yank (or almost yank) the front tires is much more awe inspiring that a light-weight two door Camaro or Corvette.
And while we love all LS creations equally, we have a soft spot for something that can haul the kids all week and then run 9s on the weekend, and surprise the hell out of people in the process. There is no one that understands this more than the country that builds one of the baddest muscle sedans ever—Australia.
Enter Forced Induction Interchillers and their 2014 Holden VF GTS. And if you’re thinking to yourself “what the hell is a Holden VF GTS?” Think Chevrolet SS but with an LSA instead of an LS3. After all, they are virtually the same car and are both produced Down Under in the same plant—or were until GM put the kibosh on it all earlier this year. Now that you’re up to speed on the generalities, lets get down to the nitty gritty.
Forced Induction Interchillers is an Australian-based company that builds “interchillers” that utilizes the vehicle’s air conditioning system to drastically reduce the temperature of the coolant circulating through the air-to-water intercooler system—in essence, refrigerating the fluid. Long story short, this drastically reduces the intake air temperatures which leads to substantially more horsepower. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the same technology that is currently being used on the Dodge Demon. However, Forced Induction Interchillers has been using the technology since before the Demon was even a twinkle in Dodge’s eye.
To prove their system has it going on where it counts, they installed it on the LSA in their GTS along with an aggressive camshaft, hand-ported cylinder heads, a Jokerz Performance ported blower, a Nick William 102 mm throttle body, headers, and full exhaust. The car is sitting on a set of Weld wheels that measure 15X10 out back and are wrapped in 275/60-15 rubber. They also utilized their huge 6.5-liter intercooler reservoir, LSA lid spacer and blower spacer plates.
The boost on the GTS has been bumped up to 16 psi via a smaller upper and lower pulley, but the blower still displaces the stock 1.9 liters. As impressive as the list of modifications is, just how much of the car is still stock is arguably more impressive. The car still has 100-percent bone stock internals, stock torque converter, stock trans, and stock differential. The blower on the car is also stock, though it has been ported as we previously mentioned.
No weight-saving techniques have been utilized, other than the lighter drag wheels, which means this bad boy is still tipping the scales at 4,385 pounds with the driver in the car. And yet, as we see in the video, this beast is still capable of putting down a 9.70 at 145 mph, making it Australia’s fastest stock bottom end VF GTS with the 1.9-liter blower.
Forced Induction Interchillers still think the car has a lot more in it and plan to go even deeper into the 9s with the setup. If you can’t get on board with loving this four-door muscle sedan, we don’t know what to tell you other than to enjoy its taillights as it most likely blows your doors off—all two of them.