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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

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.

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.

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...

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HSV Videos

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. If you love the sound of an old-school, thumping V8 engine, may we suggest turning up the volume...

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...

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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

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"

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...

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

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...

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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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