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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 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…...

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?

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.

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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HSV Videos

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...

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.

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 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...

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HSV Comparisons

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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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HSV Owner Reviews

2013 HSV GTS review

So, I have just sold not only my first ever HSV, but also the first ever Holden I have ever owned. I have never written a review about a vehicle before, but for some reason I feel compelled to do so about my experiences with the HSV GTS. My car before the GTS was a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, and it was fantastic...

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...

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HSV Galleries

2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review

2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review

2017 HSV GTSR review

2017 HSV GTSR review

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