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HSV 20th Anniversary Collectables

Holden Special Vehicles has begun a new campaign to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with the release of ’20 years of the greatest HSVs from 1988-2008,’ to coincide with start of production for the new the HSV W427.   A series of twelve collector cars will be available through Coles Express, Coles, Kmart and Target, commemorating significant models in the history of HSV...

HSV W427 Officially Launched

After months of speculation and controversy, HSV has officially unveiled its 375kW W427 'supercar'. Its unveiling also marks the first day of sales in both Australia and New Zealand carrying a price tag of $155,500 - with all 90 cars being built in 2008 already accounted for...

HSV W427 on sale in August (375kW and 640Nm)

It is finally confirmed, the HSV W427 is coming in August and will cost $150,000, plus on road costs, under the current Luxury Car Tax regime. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has just issued a press release announcing the program for the seven litre W427 program, including pricing, volume and distribution strategy...

HSV Tourer details emerge

New details have emerged surrounding the recently announced HSV Tourer based on the soon-to-be released Holden Commodore Sportwagon. At this point it seems there will be two models available in the Touring line-up - the aformentioned R8 Tourer as well as a high-end Senator Estate, each carrying a $1,000 premium over their sedan counterparts...

HSV unleashed in the Middle East

GM Holden and HSV have confirmed plans to import a left hand drive model of the potent Clubsport R8 performance sedan into the Middle East under the guise of Chevrolet Special Vehicles. The new model will bear the CSV logo and will be known as the CR8 to the Middle Eastern market although much else remains identical to the Australian domestic model, including the potent LS2 6...

HSV thinking Captiva?

Holden Special Vehicles is considering building performance versions of Holden's Korean sourced Captiva SUV. A report published in The Daily Telegraph this week suggests the company has been looking at expanding its line-up for some time. News of a possible HSV Captiva comes only weeks after Ford Performance Vehicles showed off its tuned Territory F6 X at the Sydney Motor Show while Toyota has hit delays with the TRD HiLux...

HSV E Series Maloo Update

With earlier spy shots of HSV's brutal E Series Maloo confirmed as authentic, our friends over at Australian LS1 Forums have yet again produced an exclusive with this rough spy shot which is reportedly the elusive rear end of the new Maloo. Initial reactions toward the rear-end have been far from positive, understandably so considering the wraparound tail-lights condemned on the VE Ute have now found their way onto the tailgate...

20th Anniversary HSV for Australian International Motor Show

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Holden Special Vehicles, the company is planning a Limited Edition Clubsport for the Australian International Motor Show. A countdown timer on their website confirms that HSV have something special planned to celebrate this milestone. Several members of the Australian LS1 community have speculated on the exact specifications of the anniversary edition...

New HSV Maloo & Commodore Wagon

Our friends over at LS1 forums have posted images of the E-series HSV Maloo and the upcoming VE Commodore Wagon. From what we can gather, the pictures were taken at a Holden presentation for dealers, but have found their way online (as things do). The new HSV Maloo definitely looks the goods, currently rated as the fastest ute/pickup in the world, HSV is determined to maintain the Maloo's cult status...

HSV vs FPV: Crunching Numbers

According to a recent issue of Australian Muscle Car magazine, it seems FPV's dominance was short lived. Monthly sales statistics reveal booming sales figures for HSV whilst FPV struggles to break the 200 mark. Obviously these figures must be taken with a grain of salt considering the the E-Series HSV having made its debut, and the Orion FPV range just around the corner...

HSV Doesn't Do Korean Cars

If Holden's marketing team had their way, HSV would be turning out HSV Epica's along side the Commodore range, however HSV have other ideas. HSV chairman John Crennan said his company is not interested in the Korean range from Holden...