SWhen we first check out Matt Whiting’s VE ute, it has set the record for Australia’s fastest road-going VE/VF Commodore with a best of 7.8-seconds to 182mph.
And now it can be yours! Matt has the car up for grabs, updated by Warsped with a 427 LSX with 1000km on the clock and complete with a Haltech Nexus R5 VCU. Check it out Here Before it goes!
The story so far, March 2020
Matt Whiting snapped up his Commodore when it was practically brand new, using it as a daily driver in stock form for a while. After fitting a new exhaust, the Queenslander treated the VE SS to a new turbocharged Donk and Turbo 400 transmission. In that guise, the ute was good for an ET of 9.9 seconds, but Matt wasn’t done there.
These days, the UT hides the LSX 427 mill with a Callies crank, forged rods and pistons, BTR camshafts, and six-bolt heads. Don’t be fooled by the GTX 45 number plates, Matt is now running a 94mm Garrett GTX 55 snail. The whole shebang is good for 1500hp.
Initially controlled by the factory ECU, the ute ran a best 8.4 down the quarter mile. Moving to a Haltec Elite 2500 setup, Matt lowered his PB to 8.0 with no mechanical changes.
Living four hours away from the nearest strip, Matt knew the ute needed to be reliable and street legal to handle the long road legs without a problem. A Haltec rotary boost dial and sidepipe cut-off valve surprise the ute’s streetability, as does the low first gear provided by the Turbo 400.
Watch Matt cruise the streets to prove the Commodore’s usefulness as a daily driver. He even passes the final test by placing a McDonald’s drive-thru order!