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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 LSA Review

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

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?

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.

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...

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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

CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more

Welcome to episode 6 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by Mike Costello to explore the news and reviews of the past week. As usual, there's also a fair bit of foolin' around...

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

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

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...

HSV Owner Reviews

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...

2008 HSV Maloo Review

A quick history lesson, Ford is claimed to be the first company to produce an Australian "Ute". This was the result of a 1932 letter from the unnamed wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia asking for “a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry her pigs to market on Mondays”...

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HSV Galleries

2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review

2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review

2016 HSV Senator Signature LSA Review

2016 HSV Senator Signature LSA Review

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