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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.

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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.


2016 HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black Review

There are few cars that stir emotion like a HSV. We drive the final naturally aspirated V8 HSV ever – the Clubsport R8 SV Black.

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$68,490

Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 is one of the most anticipated video games to be released this year, and – thanks to Xbox – CarAdvice got a sneak preview of the game and some one-on-one time with one of the key people behind it, all while taking in the gorgeous views and divine roads of Victoria's surf coast in a selection of performance-car perfection...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


HSV builds 85,000th vehicle
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HSV builds 85,000th vehicle

Holden Special Vehicles is celebrating a huge milestone this week, having produced its 85,000th car. Hitting the landmark number less than a year before Commodore-based production ends for good, the 85,000th HSV is a blue Clubsport R8 LSA destined for sale through the brand’s oldest dealership - Garry and Warren Smith in Oakleigh, Victoria...


HSV Clubsport, Maloo and Grange SV launched: Limited-edition range signals end of LS3
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HSV Clubsport, Maloo and Grange SV launched: Limited-edition range signals end of LS3

HSV has announced three new limited edition models, with two commencing production in June and all three to be powered by the naturally aspirated LS3 engine. HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black and HSV Maloo R8 SV Black Limited to 350 units (with an additional 18 destined for New Zealand), the HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black is powered by the 340kW 6...


HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition: Short-run special revealed
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HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition: Short-run special revealed

HSV has taken the wraps off the limited-edition 2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition, which commences production in September. Priced from $68,990 plus on-road costs, the limited-edition model will see 150 vehicles built for Australia, with an additional six units destined for New Zealand. The Clubsport R8 Track Edition differentiates itself from the Clubsport LSA by using a naturally aspirated 6...


2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review

James cuts loose with the ultimate Australian sports coupe: the HSV Maloo.

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2016 HSV Senator Signature LSA Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 HSV Senator Signature LSA Review

It's one of the last times we'll see a HSV badge on a locally produced Commodore. What better way to end things than an elegant, stylish and powerful supercharged V8 monster?

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$92,990

2016 HSV GTS GenF-2 Review : 430kW Australian Sports Sedan
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2016 HSV GTS GenF-2 Review : 430kW Australian Sports Sedan

Recently, we had a look at the 400kW HSV Clubsport – and some viewers said we should probably pay more attention to green cars… So we did! And this one has 430kW. Say hello to the 2016 HSV Gen-F2 GTS So what is new on the GenF-2 GTS? Not much...


2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review

If the garden-variety HSV Clubsport R8 didn't have quite enough grunt for you, HSV has come to the party with an LSA-powered variant. It's a monster of an engine and a comparative bargain.

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$80,900

2016 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures
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2016 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures

Read more about the HSV GTS here. Read more about the BMW M5 Pure here. With 430kW, the 2016 HSV GTS is the most powerful production car ever built in Australia. HSV claim a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 4.4 seconds. Those numbers sound pretty good - but how do they compare on a world stage? We match the big, green HSV with the 2016 BMW M5 Pure...


2016 HSV GTS Review : GenF-2 Sedan
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 HSV GTS Review : GenF-2 Sedan

James takes a ride on the Highway to Hell in the 2016 HSV GTS - and brings AC/DC along for the ride...


Vauxhall Maloo LSA uncovered: brutal ute on sale in the UK
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Vauxhall Maloo LSA uncovered: brutal ute on sale in the UK

General Motors brand Vauxhall has uncovered its version of the HSV Maloo R8 LSA ute in the form of the Vauxhall Maloo LSA. The company has stated frankly that it positions the ute as a performance model, stating that "while our rivals will wow you with improvements in emissions and fuel economy in a CV’s (commercial vehicle's) new model year, our offering – the new Maloo LSA – is more likely to impress with the arrival of its all-new, supercharged 6...


2016 HSV GTS-R trademark registered — iconic nameplate to return?
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2016 HSV GTS-R trademark registered — iconic nameplate to return?

The HSV GTS-R nameplate could be making a comeback in the guise of a Gen-F2 HSV if a recent trademark registration is anything to go by, marking 20 years since the original HSV VS GTS/R. The trademark registration, which was registered on December 2, 2015, covers both vehicles and merchandise. It was during 1996 that HSV last used the GTS-R moniker with the VS GTS/R...


Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm
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Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm

The latest and greatest Walkinshaw Performance upgrade pack for the LS3 6.2-litre V8-powered Holden Commodore VF Series II and HSV Gen-F2 has been unveiled. Described by the performance modders at Walkinshaw as "by far the most powerful performance enhancement available for a Commodore that Walkinshaw Performance Products has ever produced", the package upgrade - which costs $25,990 fitted - brings the 6...