News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
HSV GTSR W1 v Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: "I think we'd push it"

Most Recent posts

HSV GTSR W1 v Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: "I think we'd push it"

The lead engineer behind the recently revealed 2017 Holden Special Vehicles GTSR W1, says while the LS9-hearted HSV might not quite be able to beat its General Motors compatriot – the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – the supercharged Holden-based hero would most definitely give it a run for its money...

Recent Posts
Last HSV W427 rolls out of Clayton
45
Comments

Last HSV W427 rolls out of Clayton

Holden Special Vehicles has announced the end of an era with the very last W427 made to order at Holden Special Vehicles’ Clayton production facility late last week after the order books were closed on April 28. While the final build number has not been announced, it is unlikely that HSV has met its revised cap of 200 vehicles – downgraded from the initial 427 vehicles which were to be produced at the vehicle’s launch...


Last chance to order an HSV W427
89
Comments

Last chance to order an HSV W427

Prospective owners of HSV's flagship $155,000 W427 have just three weeks left to decide whether they want one in their garage, with the order books set to close at 5pm on April 28. This is a far cry from the initial 200 vehicle build cap HSV had set for the model, although not out of character for a special edition HSV...


HSV W427 - 200 vehicle build cap
85
Comments

HSV W427 - 200 vehicle build cap

Holden Special Vehicles has today confirmed that it will cap the production of the HSV W427 at 200 vehicles - the final number will be determined when last orders are taken in June next year - and will eventually build another super-Commodore. The $155,000 HSV is the most expensive HSV ever. Packing a 7...


HSV W427 goes 270km/h
289
Comments

HSV W427 goes 270km/h

“Crickey, that thing is so wicked, it ought to be illegal,” the first words uttered by an excited Kiwi V8 Supercar driver Greg Murphy after stepping from his first few minutes in Holden Special Vehicles range topping W427 sports sedan. Let’s be plain from the beginning, ‘Murph’ has spent more than a few minutes going very, very fast in all manner of cars, not just his regular V8 Supercar ride...


Spied: Pontiac G8 and W427
17
Comments

Spied: Pontiac G8 and W427

We couldn’t believe it when Anthony was returning a press car last week and pulled up behind a convoy of at least six clearly badged Pontiac G8 cars travelling west near Lane Cove. No covers or disguise whatsoever. If that wasn’t enough excitement for a day, in the same convoy, he spies and shoots a W427! The guy driving the W427 gave it a quick squirt and Anthony reports the car took off like a Top Fuel dragster...


HSV W427 Officially Launched
117
Comments

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)
96
Comments

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 W427 with $168,000 price tag?
94
Comments

HSV W427 with $168,000 price tag?

HSV has sent a letter out to customers who have lodged an expression of interest for the 7.0-litre V8 powered HSV W427 which outlines the expected price range for the 'super car'. This letter confirms the production model will carry the W427 namesake as well as the red leather interior as seen at the Melbourne Motor Show...


HSV W427 heading to the UK
40
Comments

HSV W427 heading to the UK

For those of you disappointed with the Vauxhall VXR8's performance against the Euro super-saloons in the video posted yesterday, AutoExpress reports that the 7.0-litre W427 which made its debut at the Melbourne Motor Show is heading over to the UK to settle the score. Reports suggest it will be based on the W427, which means it is very possible it could sport an all-new look when it arrives in the UK in September...


Melbourne Motor Show: HSV W427
210
Comments

Melbourne Motor Show: HSV W427

The GM LS7 engine has made its official debut in the HSV range, with the impressive W427 - boasted as Australia's first true supercar. Its 7.0-litre V8 engine develops an incredible 370kW and a stump-pulling 640Nm. Topped off with 20-inch alloy wheels and a carbon-fiber lip spoiler, the W427 will be hand built at a rate of 4 per week...