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2017 HSV GTSR W1 review: Phillip Island quick drive

Read the article here. Dave makes his Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit debut in the single, most powerful, locally-built production car ever created, the new 474kW/815Nm LS9-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1...

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2018 HSV Clubsport and Tourer rendered
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2018 HSV Clubsport and Tourer rendered

HSV has signed off local production with an epic LS9-powered Commodore, but what will happen next year when the Aussie-made Holden Commodore is gone? Our rendering guru has gone to town on images of the 2018 Holden Commodore and added a stack of HSV-ness. Tim Jackson, the boss of HSV, told CarAdvice that HSV is prepared for life beyond the locally produced Holden Commodore...


HSV GTSR W1 v Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: "I think we'd push it"
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HSV GTSR W1 v Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: "I think we'd push it"

The lead engineer behind the recently revealed 2017 Holden Special Vehicles GTSR W1, says while the LS9-hearted HSV might not quite be able to beat its General Motors compatriot – the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – the supercharged Holden-based hero would most definitely give it a run for its money...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017

The end of Australian manufacturing for Toyota now has a date. The company announced that it will cease production of the Aurion in August, the Camry Hybrid in September and the final petrol Camry will roll off the assembly line on October 3...


CarAdvice News Desk
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CarAdvice News Desk

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson usually presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. This week it's Matt Campbell, because Tegan's not in...


2017 HSV GTSR W1: company boss justifies $170k LS9-powered monster
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2017 HSV GTSR W1: company boss justifies $170k LS9-powered monster

For the $169,990 (before on-road costs) asking price of the just-revealed 2017 HSV GTSR W1, you could get yourself into a BMW M3 Competition, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, or even the brand-spanking new Alfa Romeo Giulia. Talk to the man in charge at HSV, though, and he says justifying the company's most expensive ever model is simple...


Behind the beast: An in-depth look at the Corvette ZR1-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1
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Behind the beast: An in-depth look at the Corvette ZR1-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1

You already know it’s limited to 300 units. You already know it’s $169,990 (before on-road costs). And you already know it’s powered by the much-hyped LS9 engine out of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1...


2017 HSV range: GTSR makes triumphant return, W1 revealed for Zeta send-off
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2017 HSV range: GTSR makes triumphant return, W1 revealed for Zeta send-off

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has unveiled what will be its final-ever range based on the long-serving Zeta platform, with the main drawcard being the rumoured LS9-powered GTSR W1 – the most powerful and most expensive HSV model, ever...


Five great moments in HSV history
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Five great moments in HSV history

Holden Special Vehicles, better known as simply HSV, is a brand synonymous with performance and 'Australianness' - but 2017 is the last time you'll ever see HSV offer a model based on an Australian-built vehicle. Here, at the end of an era, and with this week's big unveil of the heroic GTSR W1, it's only fitting that we travel back through time and take a look at five great moments in HSV history...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review: Phillip Island pre-production mule quick drive

2017 HSV GTSR W1 review: Phillip Island pre-production mule quick drive

Dave drives a late-stage, pre-production version of the single most powerful production car ever created in this country - the 474kW/815Nm, LS9-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1 - around the phenomenal Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit... Lucky boy.

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1988 HSV VL SS Group A Walkinshaw review: Australia Day special!

1988 HSV VL SS Group A Walkinshaw review: Australia Day special!

Happy Australia Day! James winds the clock back 30 years to drive one of the most iconic Australian cars of all time, the 1988 HSV VL Group A SS Walkinshaw.

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Demise of local manufacturing represents opportunity, says HSV head
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Demise of local manufacturing represents opportunity, says HSV head

The head of Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) says, while the end of local manufacturing in Australia is a loss, it's part of wider industry changes that, with the right mindset, represent opportunities. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, HSV managing director Tim Jackson said the factors behind the wind up of local production – first Ford, soon Holden, and then finally Toyota – aren’t merely confined to Australia...


2018 HSV range to be broader, but not boring: "If we do a boring product, we're dead"
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2018 HSV range to be broader, but not boring: "If we do a boring product, we're dead"

HSV's 2018 vehicle line-up, beyond the end of Holden's Australian production program, will be more diverse and focussed on attracting new customers - but not at the cost of excitement. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, HSV managing director Tim Jackson said he’s confident Holden Special Vehicles can succeed in a post-locally-built Holden Commodore era...


HSV GTS-R W1 final editions spied – last ute and sedan models spotted in Victoria
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HSV GTS-R W1 final editions spied – last ute and sedan models spotted in Victoria

CarAdvice has been sent new images of the final ever HSV versions of the Holden Commodore and Holden Ute – the vehicles you see here are the HSV GTS-R W1 sedan and HSV GTS-R W1 ute. That's what we think they are, anyway: these spy images were allegedly taken outside HSV's head office in Clayton, Victoria according to the source that sent them to us, and with grainy image quality and the badges taped over, it's hard to tell if these are the real deal...


2017 HSV ute and sedan range spotted during production
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2017 HSV ute and sedan range spotted during production

HSV's range of 2017 models has been spotted at what appears to be the brand's production facility in Clayton, Victoria. Images posted to the Club VF Facebook group depict a number of lightly camouflaged sedan and ute variants undergoing final production...


2016 HSV Maloo R8 SV Black review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 HSV Maloo R8 SV Black review

HSV's limited-edition Maloo R8 SV Black is a final fling for the LS3 engine, and it's a fitting farewell for one of the best naturally aspirated Yankee V8 engines of all time.


2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition review

Dave drives the 2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition on road and on track to really put it to the test, and he's impressed...

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$68,990 - $71,490

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017
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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...


Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road
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Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road

Read the full article here. CarAdvice joined the team from Xbox and Playground Games - the people behind one of this year's most anticipated video games, Forza Horizon 3 - to test out the game's graphics by driving Victoria's Great Ocean Road in a selection of super cars and muscle cars including two Aussie favourites.