Australia best car ever (well race record), the only all Australian car (in V8 form) to ever win international group A races in europe vs Europen supercars and the like. eg Monza Italy 1987
Loved by some, hated by others (by both import and domestic car fans) due to the fact of the engine it uses -- In 6cyl form it uses the same engine as the Austalian built R31 Skyline the RB30E.
Skyline/import people loath it due to the fact you can put any late model Nissan Skyline engine into it and beat the car the engine came out (R32, R33, R34 Skylines) of due to the VL's lighter body weight.
Standard VL's are slightly handicaped by a taller diff ratio compared to the standard R31, thus a slower acceleration, but this can easily fixed.
Also produced in a 6cyl turbo (RB30ET)form that was not alowed to race (stupid Nissan), which still is a very potent car even by todays standards due to its power to weight ratio. This engine was never released in the R31's body or any other car in the world infact.
The standard styleing, while still looking neat and sporty never set the world on fire. The upmarket Calais with its popup headlight flaps looked a much better car is still are a very popular (and rare) car. The international Group A version (Austrlian V8), the VL Walkinshaw is even rarer, and will still fetch the same price as the day it rolled of the showroom floor...
2) Yeah I blew the Diff on the VL
3) I purchased a Skyline and stripped it engine for the VL
4) Stupid bogan VL driver