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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

Final HSV Maloo GTSR ever built listed with near-$1 million price-tag

The final HSV Maloo GTSR ever built has come onto the market in Western Australia, with an asking price of $958,000. The high-performance ute (build plate 600 of 600) is listed by dealer Gardner Autos, which had the car delivered new in 2017. Rather than selling it for the recommended retail price of $96,990 (plus on-road costd) when it arrived however, the Cannington-based dealership decided to sit on its appreciating asset for almost five years...

1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS V8 listed with $1 million hopes, as 'bogan boom' rages on

A 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS Group A homologation special has been listed for sale in NSW, with price expectations “in excess of $1 million.” Of the 750 Walkinshaw SS cars built, this example is number 439. The odometer has clocked just 1479km since new, and the vehicle appears to have never been registered – according to the seller, it is in "complete original condition...

Dream garage: What a 2021 Holden Special Vehicles range might have looked like

With the demise of Holden in 2020, HSV has effectively been replaced by General Motors Specialty Vehicles which, initially at least, will focus on right-hand-drive conversions rather than high-performance makeovers. However, after reimagining Holden's line-up last September, we've decided to take things one step further and dream of what HSV might have looked like if the brand had stuck around...

Prototype HSV GTSR W1 to be auctioned, $500,000 expected

Following a number of record-breaking auctions in recent weeks, another HSV GTSR W1 has emerged – but this particular vehicle comes with its own unique history. This 2017 GTSR W1 was one of four pilot vehicles used to develop the W1 before the model went into production, complete with the tag 'E002' – with 'E' standing for 'evaluation' – and it will be hitting the auction block within weeks...

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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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