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HSV W427 - 200 vehicle build cap

Holden Special Vehicles has today confirmed that it will cap the production of the HSV W427 at 200 vehicles - the final number will be determined when last orders are taken in June next year - and will eventually build another super-Commodore.
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The $155,000 HSV is the most expensive HSV ever. Packing a 7.0-litre LS7 V8 engine, HSV claims it sprints from 0-100km/h in the mid four-second barrier, making it an ultra-fast Aussie hauler.

HSV Managing Director, Phil Harding said "The W427 program has been a great success, ahead of target and ahead of plan."

The final W427 will roll off the production line in the latter part of 2009, prompting HSV to remind potential purchasers to place orders quickly for this very limited edition HSV.

"Existing W427 customers have told us they want to keep their purchase as exclusive as possible and some potential customers have asked us for clarification on exactly how many W427 Supercars we intend to build," Mr Harding said.

"The confirmation of a total build number of 200 does this," he added.

HSV W427

However, some customers may never know what it is like to really use their purchase as they are reputed to have put their purchase straight into storage.

“There’s a few I know of that have just been garaged,” Mr Harding said. “One customer has bought two – one to drive and one to keep.”

Mr Harding also told CarAdvice that the W427 program had been a complete success and as such would probably be repeated by HSV in the future.

"Although I don't expect we will do anything similar inside three to five years," he added.

HSV says 96 cars have so far been built and about another 40 orders, the car is only confirmed for construction when a retail customer places a confirmed order, are on hand, which leaves about 60 places in the order book for the remaining cars.

So if you're intending on sinking $155,000 into a HSV, join the queue quickly!