It's official! The last-ever Gen-F2-based HSV GTS will roll out of Holden Special Vehicles's Victorian workshop come late April, the performance car manufacturer has confirmed.
Speaking to CarAdvice, HSV marketing general manager Damon Paull said, “We have approximately just 90 more GTSs to build, with the last scheduled to roll off the production line late next month.”
The trigger? “GTSR range production is due to kick-off around mid-April,” Paull said, meaning a brand-wide focus shift to its last Zeta platform hero models, headlined by the LS9-powered GTSR W1.
Launched in late 2015, the Gen-F2 HSV GTS followed in the footsteps of the 2013 Gen-F HSV GTS, with a 430kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8 engine employed to turn its 20-inch rear wheels.
Originally priced at $95,990 (before on-road costs), the Gen-F2 HSV GTS, now in 2017 30 Years trim, starts at $98,990 (before on-road costs).
Once HSV’s most powerful model, the GTS now plays third-fiddle in HSV’s current line-up, trailing the 435kW/740Nm LSA-powered GTSR Maloo ($96,990) and GTSR sedan ($109,490), and properly mental 474kW/815Nm sedan- and manual-only GTSR W1 ($169,990).
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