HSV W427 (2009)


HSV W427

Holden Special Vehicles have officially unveiled Australia's true world-beater, the HSV W427.

The HSV W427, which had the covers taken off at the 2008 Melbourne Motorshow in 'showcar' format, is now in production. Sales of the seven litre 375kW 'Supercar' has begun in Australia and New Zealand.

HSV's Managing Director Scott Grant said the car demonstrated engineering and design ingenuity was alive and well in the Australian car industry. "The story around the development of this car is quite remarkable," Scott Grant said. "We are proud to have produced a vehicle of these proportions and are confident the public response to the HSV W427 proves there is a strong future for luxury and performance vehicles in this country."

The HSV W427 nameplate is a tribute to the first Holden Special Vehicle - the Group A SS VL Commodore, produced just over 20 years ago. This car became known as the 'Walkinshaw' in deference to the owner of the HSV business, Tom Walkinshaw, while '427' is the cubic inch capacity of the engine.

Hand built by the General Motors Performance Build Centre in North America, the Chevrolet seven litre engine graces only two vehicles anywhere in the world - the Corvette Z06 and now Australia's own HSV W427. The HSV W427 produces 375kW of power (500 horsepower on the old scale) and 640Nm of torque, which required an extensive engineering program for the car, including all new clutch, gearbox, differential and exhaust, which will be fitted at HSV's Clayton production facility.

HSV E3 ClubSport R8 (2011)

HSV E3 ClubSport R8 (2011)
HSV E3 ClubSport R8 Tourer (2011)

HSV E3 ClubSport R8 Tourer (2011)
HSV E3 GTS (2011)

HSV E3 GTS (2011)
HSV E3 Maloo R8 (2011)

HSV E3 Maloo R8 (2011)
HSV E3 Senator (2011)

HSV E3 Senator (2011)
HSV Grange WM3 (2011)


HSV Grange WM3

Australia's high performance car manufacturer Holden Special Vehicles will launch a more powerful, re-styled new HSV Grange WM3 with a host of new technology as part of its MY11 range of model upgrades.

The HSV Grange was first included in HSV's line-up in 1997, and has been the company's luxury flagship ever since, setting the standard for luxury performance motoring in Australia.

The HSV Grange WM3 has received a host of upgrades and improvements including more power, a new more dynamic styling package, and a variety of impressive new technologies.

HSV Managing Director Phil Harding believes the upgrades in the new Grange suits the character of the vehicle.

"The Grange buyer traditionally wants the most luxurious, and technologically advanced Australian-made performance car there is," said Mr Harding.

"Grange has always fitted that description well, but the new styling, increased power and extra technology makes WM3 a compelling proposition for a luxury car buyer that is passionate about driving."

The HSV Grange WM3 goes on sale at the end of September 2010, and becomes the second HSV model (following GTS) to be powered by the company's 325kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine.

As a result, the HSV Grange now features the company's unique 'hi-flow' intermediate exhaust with bi-modal rear mufflers. Maximum torque remains 550Nm at 4600rpm.

HSV GTS 25th Anniversary (2012)

HSV GTS 25th Anniversary (2012)
HSV Gen-F Clubsport (2014)


HSV Gen-F Clubsport

As part of the launch of its new Gen-F range, Australia's leading performance car manufacturer, HSV, released full details of its new ClubSport models.

Available in three variants - ClubSport, ClubSport R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer, each vehicle receives a raft of new technologies and features including the availability of an optional power and torque upgrade to 340kW and 570Nm.

ClubSport

The exterior styling make-over starts at the front end of the ClubSport which is now distinguished by a new, twin-nostril grille and a deep fascia, with updated Daytime Running Lamps that can now operate in unison with the headlamps.

Updated styling also extends to the wheels with all-new, 20" cast flow-form alloys (8.5" at the front and 9.5" at the rear) with a silver finish. Wrapping the wheels are Continental 5P tyres that deliver improvements in performance through better grip and ride comfort.

At the rear, a new decklid is complimented by a body-coloured lo-line spoiler and distinctive HSV LED tail lamps. The "diffuser" rear fascia - now signature across the Gen-F range - houses the bold, quad exhaust outlets.

The interior has undergone a complete make-over with new sports seats, instrument panel, clusters, gauges, centre console and appliques' delivering a premium look and feel.

HSV Gen-F Clubsport R8 SV (2014)


HSV Gen-F Clubsport R8 SV

As part of the launch of its new Gen-F range, Australia's leading performance car manufacturer, HSV, released full details of its new ClubSport models.

Available in three variants - ClubSport, ClubSport R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer, each vehicle receives a raft of new technologies and features including the availability of an optional power and torque upgrade to 340kW and 570Nm.

ClubSport

The exterior styling make-over starts at the front end of the ClubSport which is now distinguished by a new, twin-nostril grille and a deep fascia, with updated Daytime Running Lamps that can now operate in unison with the headlamps.

Updated styling also extends to the wheels with all-new, 20" cast flow-form alloys (8.5" at the front and 9.5" at the rear) with a silver finish. Wrapping the wheels are Continental 5P tyres that deliver improvements in performance through better grip and ride comfort.

At the rear, a new decklid is complimented by a body-coloured lo-line spoiler and distinctive HSV LED tail lamps. The "diffuser" rear fascia - now signature across the Gen-F range - houses the bold, quad exhaust outlets.

The interior has undergone a complete make-over with new sports seats, instrument panel, clusters, gauges, centre console and appliques' delivering a premium look and feel.