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PERFORMANCE‎: ‎0-100km/h -- 10.2sec 0-400m ... PRODUCTION‎: ‎50,155 (total HZ)
ENGINE‎: ‎4.2 or 5.0-litre overhead valve V8 with ... BODY‎: ‎all-steel, unitary construction, four-door ...
Although the Monaro name had survived into 1977 as the HX Monaro GTS sedan, the coupé configuration was no longer in production and Holden decided to delete the Monaro name altogether from the new Holden HZ range.[6] With the development of Radial Tuned Suspension, Holden transformed the bland characteristics of their full-size sedans and introduced a sporting variant called simply Holden GTS.[7] Released on 5 October 1977,[3]:169 this HZ variant featured a four headlight grille, front and rear air dams, four-wheel disc brakes, sports wheels and a 4.2-litre V8 engine as standard equipment.[7] The optional 5.0-litre V8[7] became standard in June 1978.[3]:169 With the November 1978 introduction of the new mid/full-size VB Commodore sedan and its availability with V8 engine power, the days of the GTS appeared numbered. Production of the GTS ceased in December 1978,[3]:169 an estimated 1,438 having been built.[3]:169

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this would have been a nice alternative to someone wanting a sportier option to a Premiere...handling and braking better than previous models although down a bit on power...that 0-100 time is only 0.3 sec quicker than the HZ Caprice..in the day that would have been a bit disappointing ...by today's standards none were quick or fast...also many V8s put on gas with even less performance because of the horrendous cost of fuel and bad economy...

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