Engineering firm Harrop develops V8 powered Colorado, dubbed the Superado
Customers have the choice of two engines: GM 6.2-litre LS3 – either naturally aspirated or fitted with a Harrop TVS2650 supercharger kit – or the factory supercharged LSA 6.2 litre unit. The only transmission available is GM’s 6L80 six-speed auto, which is coupled to the standard car’s part time four-wheel drive system, which is beefed up with a set of Harrop E-lockers for improved off-road ability.
You can have your Superado with a number of different options. There’s an off-road focused version with 18-inch Method Race Wheels shod with Toyo’s Open Country R/T tyres,and it has an off-road-tuned suspension package.
If you want your Superado to be road-focussed, you can have a package 20-inch Methods and lower-profile Toyo AT2s for improved on-road characteristics. The factory-spec supercharged engine comes as standard on this version.
Regardless of the model you choose, you get Harrop tuned suspension that includes Shockworks remote reservoir dampeners.
Now, if you fit your Colorado with that powerful shouty V8, you’ll want brakes to pull you up more quickly. Harrop can help you there, too. There are six-piston calipers with 355mm rotors, which’ll fit behind the Harrop wheels, but not the sets Holden will sell you.
Aesthetically, you can have barwork, stickers, roof racks, bonnet scoops and bespoke leather.
Harrop promises that the Superado will be just as reliable or even more reliable than the factory Holden Colorado.
The price? That’ll all depend on you choice of options really.
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