Loose Unit
noun

To describe a person who may be either of: uncouth, unreliable or unpredictable (or all three). Can be used in the serious or playful sense.

Source: Urban Dictionary

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Partying with a loose unit can either be one of your best or worst nights out. Down the track you will be recounting a legendary story, but whether it’s to your mates down the pub or your defense attorney in a cell is something you’ll never know in advance. Either way, it’s going to be memorable.

The same could be said when it comes to getting behind the wheel of this mental VL Holden Commodore. Russell Harris has built this Commodore in the classic street machine style. That immaculate bright paint job and chrome wheels that will pull the eyeballs in any crowd. The custom trimmed interior. The monster tacho with the eye searing shift light. And, of course, a massive supercharged V8 with a triple-barrelled chrome scoop that sits so high Russell needs to inform air traffic control every time he pulls the car out of the garage.

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That engine is the party piece. 6.8L, or 408ci in the old money, and running on methanol. It puts out 800hp at the rear treads, with 1400Nm of torque. It looks like a work of art, and sounds like the apocalypse.

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You might ask yourself how those tyres put 800hp and 1400Nm down to the ground. To put it simply, they don’t. That V8 puts those tyres into the atmosphere instead. Like all meth-addicted loose units, this Commodore lights up and then goes on a rampage. At full noise it only takes a minute to turn the tyres into smoke and a pair of greasy black lines on the bitumen. With that much torque this beast is a handful at full throttle, and it takes a good steerer to keep a good night on the skidpan from ending up a bad night on the back of a tow truck.

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Over the last two years LOO5E has been working the Victorian burnout scene and nailed some good results:

4th Gazzanats Mildura
6th Gazzanats Bairnsdale
1st Burnout King Portland
1st Murray Bridge
2nd Springnats Shepparton
1st Ultimate Burnout Challenge (street class)
1st Xtreme Powertest

Undoubtedly there’s more to come.

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All of this work couldn’t be done by one man alone. Russell would like to thank the following people for their helping hand in creating this piece of madness:
“All the boys at Harris Automotive for putting in the countless hours and ridiculous effort, including many, many hours after hours and at also sweating it out down at the track.
Adam Rogash At MPW for always making sure the car is tuned to perfection and dialed in to destroy tyres so effortlessly.
Most importantly my family. For their patience, understanding and shared passion.”

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