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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition review

Dave drives the 2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition on road and on track to really put it to the test, and he's impressed...

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HSV builds 85,000th vehicle
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HSV builds 85,000th vehicle

Holden Special Vehicles is celebrating a huge milestone this week, having produced its 85,000th car. Hitting the landmark number less than a year before Commodore-based production ends for good, the 85,000th HSV is a blue Clubsport R8 LSA destined for sale through the brand’s oldest dealership - Garry and Warren Smith in Oakleigh, Victoria...


HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition: Short-run special revealed
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HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition: Short-run special revealed

HSV has taken the wraps off the limited-edition 2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition, which commences production in September. Priced from $68,990 plus on-road costs, the limited-edition model will see 150 vehicles built for Australia, with an additional six units destined for New Zealand. The Clubsport R8 Track Edition differentiates itself from the Clubsport LSA by using a naturally aspirated 6...


HSV ClubSport R8 gets 25th anniversary limited-edition special
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HSV ClubSport R8 gets 25th anniversary limited-edition special

The venerable HSV Clubsport has come a long way. Launching in 1990 with the VN Commodore, the first examples derived 180kW and 400Nm from Holden’s 5.0 litre V8. Fast-forward to today, 10 models and 25 years later, and the ClubSport is now driven by a mean 325kW/550Nm 6.2 litre V8 - while up-spec R8 versions turn that up to 340kW and 570Nm...


HSV Gen-F pricing and specifications
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HSV Gen-F pricing and specifications

  Pricing of the HSV Gen-F has been announced, with Holden's go-fast division confirming cuts of up to $4000 at the bottom end of range and a sub-$100,000 starting price for the monstrous new GTS super-sedan. The price of the HSV GTS (above) rises $10K to $92,990, though few are likely to complain given the new model’s 6...


HSV Gen-F: model-by-model guide
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HSV Gen-F: model-by-model guide

The HSV Gen-F range will become the quickest, most powerful and most technologically advanced family of sports cars ever to emerge from Holden's go-fast division when it launches across Australia from June. The HSV Gen-F embraces the sophisticated new exterior styling and cabin design of the Holden VF Commodore on which it's based...


HSV Gen-F Gallery
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HSV Gen-F Gallery

The new high-horsepower HSV Gen-F range has been revealed in full. Click on the Photos tab to view the complete gallery of the new HSV GTS, ClubSport, ClubSport R8, ClubSport R8 Tourer, Maloo, Maloo R8, Senator Signature and Grange and then read: The full HSV Gen-F model-by-model guide How the supercharged HSV GTS is hunting for the BMW M5, Audi RS6 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG How HSV hopes the Gen-F will supercharge local sales and The HSV Gen-F's export potential...


HSV ClubSport R8 racecar prototypes headed to India
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HSV ClubSport R8 racecar prototypes headed to India

Holden Special Vehicles has shipped two specially developed HSV ClubSport R8 racecar prototypes to India to assess the potential for a new one-make motorsport series in the subcontinent. Under development since May, the ClubSport R8 racing prototypes were prepared by senior HSV engineers with links to the manufacturer's sister company, Walkinshaw Racing, and have already undergone extensive testing at Winton Motor Raceway with three-time Bathurst winner Garth Tander behind the wheel...


HSV 2012.5 updates: ClubSport, Maloo return at driveaway prices
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HSV 2012.5 updates: ClubSport, Maloo return at driveaway prices

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the release of the updated ‘MY12.5’ range, which sees the return of two entry-level models and a number of modest specification enhancements across the high-performance Commodore-based range...


Two new entry-level HSVs launched
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Two new entry-level HSVs launched

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has added two new entry-level models to its ClubSport and Maloo ranges. The Clubsport GXP ($59,990) and Maloo GXP ($53,990) are based on the Pontiac G8 GXP export program and offer significant savings over the R8 sedan ($65,990) and the R8 Ute ($62,550). Engine outputs from the 6...


2009 HSV Clubsport R8 Review & Road Test
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2009 HSV Clubsport R8 Review & Road Test

2009 HSV Clubsport R8 Review & Road Test So wrong, but oh so right! Model Tested: 2009 HSV Clubsport R8 - six-speed automatic - $67,320 Options: Leather seats $2490; CarAdvice Rating: - by Paul Maric When Aussies set out to design a car, they sort out the main part first – the engine...


2008 HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer First Steer
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2008 HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer First Steer

Just what every bloke needs in his stocking, a 317kW family hauler, and Holden Special Vehicles has decided to play Santa by releasing its version of the Holden Sportwagon, the HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer. - David Twomey It’s always difficult to make a good thing better, and most people would agree that the Holden Sportwagon is a good looker, but the HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer manages to do what’s required and with its lowered stance and big wheels it looks even better...


2005 HSV Clubsport Z1 Series Warranty Complaint
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2005 HSV Clubsport Z1 Series Warranty Complaint

2005 HSV Clubsport Z1 Series Warranty Complaint Name: warren horne Car Make: HSV Car Model: Z1 series Clubsport Year of Manufacture: 2005 Warranty Complaint: Transmission is clunky and continualy jumps out of 1st and 2nd gears, has done so for a long time and has been back numerous times to be rectified and is returned the same...


2007 HSV E series ClubSport R8 Road Test
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2007 HSV E series ClubSport R8 Road Test

2007 HSV E series ClubSport R8 Road Test “HSV’s ClubSport R8 is a first class sports sedan with breath-taking performance and sensational looks...


HSV Clubsport R8 E Series
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HSV Clubsport R8 E Series

To all the regular daily readers who come back everyday to get the latest car news and car advice, you should be well aware that I am not much of a Holden fan. No I am not exactly a Ford fan either. So, everyone take a deep breath as this may come as a big surprise to you all. I have, officially, taken a liking to the new VE or E series range from Holden Special Vehicles (HSV)...