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2017 HSV GTSR review

The ‘Big Dog’ LS9-powered HSV GTSR W1 may well have grabbed the headlines when HSV announced its final Zeta platform-based line-up back in February. But six months on, it’s the ‘humble’ LSA-powered 2017 HSV GTSR that Dave reckons is the real pick of the bunch…...

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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it
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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R...


2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed
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2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...


HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018
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HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...


2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review

The HSV GTSR Maloo is the best version ever of the company's all-conquering V8 ute. But is it really worth 97 grand?

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$96,990

HSV discusses growing divergence between racing and road-car development
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HSV discusses growing divergence between racing and road-car development

Even Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has noticed an increased divergence between race car success and road car sales in the modern era. The old aphorism ‘win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ has been on the nose for years elsewhere in major categories perhaps excluding GT, so much so that a dedicated factory-backed tuning division agrees...


HSV exports a longer-term desire
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HSV exports a longer-term desire

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has some exciting things coming beyond the end of Commodore production in Australia - including a HSV Colorado - but one idea it has shelved for the short-term is exports. However, beyond 2020 there seems every chance of Melbourne-tuned HSV spinoffs of GM products being sent overseas like the final HSV Maloo was, should a business case become viable and the product design translate effectively...


HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded
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HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is understood to have numerous irons in the fire, one of the most interesting being a plan to capitalise on the pickup boom with an aggressive HSV Colorado dual-cab for 2018. The Melbourne-based operation — tuning arm of the Walkinshaw Group, one of the remaining positive stories in Australian auto manufacturing — has a storied history tuning rear-wheel drive V8 Commodore sedans, wagons and utes...


Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK
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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...


Drag Race: Australia vs The World: HSV GTSR W1 v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S v Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
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Drag Race: Australia vs The World: HSV GTSR W1 v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S v Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

Read the full article here. Australia – it's the country where there's always an insect, animal or sea creature trying to kill you. It's also the country that once housed a thriving car industry. But, instead of crying over spilt milk, we're showing the world one last time why the constant fear of death has inspired our local engineers to build a car that's itching at the chance to chew you up and spit you out...


Drag race: Australia vs The World
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Drag race: Australia vs The World

Australia. It's the country where there's always an insect, animal or sea creature trying to kill you. It's also the country that once housed a thriving car industry. But, instead of crying over spilt milk, we're showing the world one last time why the constant fear of death has inspired our local engineers to build a car that's itching at the chance to chew you up and spit you out...


Could investing in a limited edition car be better than investing in property?
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Could investing in a limited edition car be better than investing in property?

The 2017 HSV GTSR W1 marks the end of Australian manufacturing, along with the production of Australia's fastest and most powerful car ever built. It also represents one of the most expensive locally produced cars with an asking price of $169,990, before on-road costs. We've even heard of some buyers paying over $250,000 to secure their spot in the line...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

With just a day and a half to shoot a review and airport runway drag race — we jumped at the chance to bring you an inside look at Australia's toughest production muscle car — the HSV GTSR W1.

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$169,990

HSV GTSR W1 wallpaper gallery
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HSV GTSR W1 wallpaper gallery

If you love your Aussie muscle cars, you'll want to have the hero of all Australian muscle cars sitting on your desktop. CarAdvice photographer Tom Fraser has assembled ten of his favourite pictures of the 2017 HSV GTSR W1 that you can download in high resolution to set as your desktop wallpaper...


HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS
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HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS

HSV wowed Australia when it announced Australia's fastest and most powerful production car ever, the HSV GTSR W1. The wows continued when the engine and performance specs were revealed, but the biggest wow belonged to the price: $169,990 (plus on-road costs). Since its release, we've heard stories of some buyers paying over $250,000 to secure one of the 300 examples being built...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

With little more than one day to shoot a review and an airport runway drag race, we jumped at the chance to bring you an inside look at Australia's toughest production muscle car: the HSV GTSR W1.

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$169,990

HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS — Is it worth the money?
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HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS — Is it worth the money?

The HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTSR W1 is Australia's fastest and most powerful car ever built. But, at just under $170,000 (before on-road costs), is it worth over $100,000 more than the entry-level Holden Commodore SS? We get them side-by-side to see whether the limited edition HSV stacks up against the Australian performance staple, the SS Commodore...


2017 HSV Maloo R8 LSA 30 Years review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 HSV Maloo R8 LSA 30 Years review

The HSV Maloo R8 LSA will make any red-blooded Australian enthusiast swell with pride. What more is there to say?

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$79,990

2017 HSV GTS 30 Years Quick Look - Sandown Raceway
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2017 HSV GTS 30 Years Quick Look - Sandown Raceway

Read the full article here. How quickly things change. In August 2013, Barack Obama was President of the United States, Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister of Australia (again), and the 430kW Gen-F HSV GTS launched as the most powerful HSV you could buy...


2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month
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2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month

It's official! The last-ever Gen-F2-based HSV GTS will roll out of Holden Special Vehicles's Victorian workshop come late April, the performance car manufacturer has confirmed. Speaking to CarAdvice, HSV marketing general manager Damon Paull said, “We have approximately just 90 more GTSs to build, with the last scheduled to roll off the production line late next month...