HSV W427 with $168,000 price tag?

HSV has sent a letter out to customers who have lodged an expression of interest for the 7.0-litre V8 powered HSV W427 which outlines the expected price range for the 'super car'.
HSV W427: $168,000?
- shares

This letter confirms the production model will carry the W427 namesake as well as the red leather interior as seen at the Melbourne Motor Show.

However those eager to put their names down for the limited production W427 may be deterred by the price tag, confirmed by HSV as being between $148,000 and $168,000 plus on road costs.

This is well above the initial estimated price of around $125,000 and could potentially see it hit showrooms at a premium of almost $100,000 over the standard HSV Clubsport.

To add insult to injury, the price may be set to rise by a further 8 percent in line with the recent increase to the luxury car tax.

This prices the W427 among the likes of the Mercedes C63 AMG, BMW M3 and potentially the new Nissan GT-R.

The V8 Holden Commodore has always been revered around the world as one of the best bang-for-buck performance cars on the market even in its HSV guise, but has the W427 pushed customer loyalty too far?

Source: LS1 Forums