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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

2020 HSV SportsCat review

Given the popularity of toughened-up Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux derivatives, it was a no-brainer for HSV to get involved with a reworked Holden Colorado. This is Series II.

2018 HSV Colorado SportsCat+ review

This is HSV, but not as we know it. Now that the hot-shop is out of Aussie-built Commodores to tinker with, another Aussie favourite, the dual-cab ute, has become the centre of attention. Enter the Colorado SportsCat.

Holden Colorado SportsCat By HSV review

HSV has modified another Holden… but this time it’s a Colorado dual-cab ute, and this time there’s no extra performance. We drive a pre-production version to see if tougher styling and upgraded underpinnings improve this Ford Ranger Wildtrak/Raptor rival.

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…...

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HSV Videos

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior v Ford Ranger Raptor v HSV Colorado SportsCat off-road comparison

Nissan’s Navara N-Trek Warrior is the latest of a new breed: high-specification 4X4 utes with tweaked and modified components aimed at the improved ride, handling and off-road ability. It’s not the first of its breed, however; the Nissan enters an establishment of utes already vying for the top of the market...

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...

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HSV Comparisons

Road test comparison: 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor v HSV Colorado SportsCat v Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior

The super-ute category has a new challenger. Here’s how the new Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior stacks up against the pioneering Ford Ranger Raptor and HSV Colorado SportsCat on the road.

Off-road comparison: 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior v Ford Ranger Raptor v HSV Colorado SportsCat

Nissan’s Navara N-Trek Warrior is the latest of a new breed: high-specification 4x4 utes with tweaked and modified components aimed at improved ride, handling and off-road ability. It’s not the first of its breed, however. The Nissan enters an establishment of utes already vying for the top of the market...

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...

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HSV News

Forza Horizon 4: HSV icons race into your lounge room

If ever there was a year when you simply want to just mash the throttle on a 1996 HSV GTS-R, and leave nothing but a trail of smoke and rubber as you tear off into the distance, this is it. Now, in true 2020 fashion, you can do exactly that from the comfort of your couch, thanks to an update to the Microsoft Forza Horizon 4 computer game...

If I ran HSV… things would continue, so to speak

Formed in 1987 as a partnership between Holden and motorsport legend Tom Walkinshaw, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) was tasked with enhancing the factory Holden models to create high-performance vehicles for both domestic and export markets...

Holden Special Vehicles reaches the end of the line with last Colorado SportsCat

EXCLUSIVE A white HSV Colorado SportsCat SV has become the last vehicle to wear the Holden Special Vehicles badge, as the final example rolled off the Melbourne assembly line late last week, marking the end of a 32-year run for the brand which put its name to more than 92,000 cars...

Coronavirus: Holden Special Vehicles offers to help manufacture hospital ventilators

The company that used to make high-performance Holdens has offered to help health authorities in Australia manufacture makeshift emergency medical equipment to treat coronavirus patients. While Holden as a brand will close by the end of this year, its separately-owned performance-car offshoot has maintained its engineering and manufacturing resources because it will continue to sell US vehicles here, such as the Chevrolet Silverado (pictured below)...

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HSV Owner Reviews

2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA review

For many, HSV is the most loved car brand in Australia. Unfortunately there will be no more, which is exactly the reason I decided to buy a Gen-F2 R8 LSA. I have owned a few different HSV’s in my life and I couldn’t miss out on the chance to have one of the last ones. I have owned a VT Clubsport in Midnight Purple and the HSV XU8 a few years back...

2015 HSV GTS review

Rewind back to 2015 and I was looking at buying a HSV GTS in April 2015, and the HSV dealers wanted about $104,000 drive-away (which I thought was outrageous). So I waited until October 2015 when the Gen-F2 models were appearing in the showrooms. I went in on the last day of October and was able to negotiate $85,250 drive-away on a Gen-F1 GTS that was in stock at the dealer...

2014 HSV Clubsport R8 review

This vehicle is an SV variant. Having owned a VY II SE and a VZ Clubsport, this vehicle caught my eye and, well, it got the mind and heart racing. The only things I dislike, and still do until I carbon-fibre wrap them, are the in-built exhaust tips. Aside from that, the car is comfortable, rides superbly and is powered nicely...

2014 HSV Clubsport R8 review

A quick note before I jump into the review. In case you haven’t read any other of my Owner Car Reviews, I’m a 14-year-old from Sydney, and I have a passion for cars. As I’m sure you know, the Holden factory in Elizabeth closed in October of last year. It was a very sad moment, especially for my dad...

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