The VL Nitron came about due to the request of a group of Victorian dealers. They also wanted a car that they could sell with some of the HDT magic, so HDT supplied various bits for the cars. They were painted in a unique Brigade Red paint job and interestingly enough were all fitted with the Energy Polarizer.
Engine wise they were available with their the naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine or the more powerful turbo variant, mated with either the manual or automatic transmission, while some of the cars were also fitted with HDT rims also. As the cars were not built by HDT, they were never fitted with a HDT Build Plate
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
Option 1. Nissan RB30E 3.0L EFI Straight Six. Overhead cam, 2 valves per cylinder; Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0; Compression ratio: 9.0:1 Maximum Power: 114kW; Max Torque: 247Nm
Option 2. Nissan RB30ET 3.0L Turbo straight six, Overhead cam, 2 valves per cylinder, Water cooled Garrett AiResearch T3 turbocharger, strengthened camshaft, strengthened pistons, larger oil pump, detonation sensor, two mode fuel injection system, and pressure relief valve in the inlet manifold. Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 85.0 Compression ratio: 7.8:1; Maximum Power: 150Kw; Max Torque: 296 Nm
Multipoint Electronic Fuel Injection with Ram tuned intake manifold and HDT Modified air intake
5 Speed Nissan (Jatco) or 4 speed Automatic
Single Dry Plate (Torque Convertor in Non turbo)
Power assisted Rack & Pinion.
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
Power assisted front and rear discs. Larger front discs on Turbo and V8 model with Corvette style finned callipers.
WHEELS & TYRES
Standard wheels. HDT wheels optional