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Holden was started back 1856 as a saddlery business in South Australia. Holden designs, builds and sells vehicles such as the Commodore, Barina & Cruze to the world and particularly in Australia where it has 300+ dealers. Holden is based in Port Melbourne and makes use of an engine manufacturing plant in Victoria plus a vehicle manufacturing operation located in Adelaide South Australia.

HSV Reviews

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

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...

Forza Horizon 3 Review: Virtual versus reality in the HSV Maloo - and your chance to win!

CarAdvice.com's Tom Fraser explores the scenes and visuals of Forza Horizon 3, a new XBOX title by Playground Games. For the first time, the popular Horizon series is set in Australia, putting popular driving roads and iconic scenes in your hands. Catch Tom's views, along with his own photography, below...

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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HSV Videos

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 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 Gen-F2 Clubsport R8 LSA walk around and exhaust rev

Holden has just announced the VFII Commodore range, where the SS models receive a 304kW 6.2-litre V8 engine. So what is HSV’s answer to this, with the Gen-F2 series? How does a 400kW supercharged LSA V8 sound? Like the Commodore, the 2016 HSV range have received some subtle styling updates, which include a refreshed front and rear bar and the inclusion of bonnet vents...

Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive

Walkinshaw Performance has released their most powerful upgrade kit yet - the Limited Edition Supercharger Package unleashing 500kW from a Holden Commodore SS, and a staggering 550kW from an HSV R8. David Zalstein and James Ward put them through their paces at the Driver Education Centre in Shepparton, Victoria.

HSV Comparisons

Drag race: Model S P85D v V8 Supercar v Walkinshaw W507

Supercheap Auto Racing's V8 Supercar racer takes on the world's fastest four-door production car in a drag race of historic proportions.  In this gig, we motoring journos are often driven to pitch story ideas that we know will never get off the ground. It's a built-in compulsion...

HSV News

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"

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

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

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...

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HSV Owner Reviews

2015 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review

This year we purchased a 2015 Clubsport LSA for our small family and found it to be perfect for us. Comfortable and spacious enough for the kids and an absolute hoot to drive for dad. Easy steering with the selectable modes on the electrically-assisted steering at the shops, head turning looks and jealous stares all around...

2013 HSV Senator Signature Review

This is absolutely the best motor car I have ever owned! Looks, comfort, power and handling. It looks great on the road, has outstanding pickup and efficient brakes. Handling totally predictable. On country trips, specifically Sydney to Barellan and return, I have a best average fuel consumption of 7.7 litres per 100 kms. I LOVE this car, I purchased it on 10/10/13...

2015 HSV Clubsport R8 Review

After owning a previous VE SV6 and a VF CALIAIS V V8 I have now just picked up my new HSV CLUBSPORT R8 SV so I've joined the cashed up bogans club. Not every really been a rev head but have always loved the look and sound but just felt I would like a small piece of history...

2009 HSV Clubsport Review

Speed, Reliability and a bit of poke at the rear wheels is just the start of the long list that you will find in the 2010 HSV R8 Tourer. With the option for Alcantera genuine Italian leather seating, which only compliments the excellent suspension and steering, the HSV is everything you want in a car. The key word there being 'want', which brings me to pointing out some disappointing features...

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HSV Galleries

2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition review
2016 HSV Maloo R8 SV Black review

2016 HSV Maloo R8 SV Black review

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