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HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...

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CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!
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CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!

We bring you another podcast from the Melbourne CarAdvice couch, with Mandy, Mike Costello and James Ward. In cars news this week, the Ford Mustang receives a 2-star safety rating, Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV and 2017 Subaru XV is teased ahead of Geneva motor show, 2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades are unleashed by Tickford, new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV’s Nurburgring time, Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot and Apple are sued for not ‘locking out’ iPhones while driving...


1988 HSV VL SS Group A Walkinshaw review: Australia Day special!
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1988 HSV VL SS Group A Walkinshaw review: Australia Day special!

Happy Australia Day! James winds the clock back 30 years to drive one of the most iconic Australian cars of all time, the 1988 HSV VL Group A SS Walkinshaw.


Ram Trucks Australian conversion facility, behind-the-scenes tour
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Ram Trucks Australian conversion facility, behind-the-scenes tour

Since it launched in Australia at the end of 2015, startup American Special Vehicles (ASV) has boldly claimed that its right-hand drive Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks were a cut above existing converted US pickups already on sale. For one thing, ASV — a joint-venture between Ateco Automotive as distributor and Walkinshaw as converter — is unique in having direct collaboration with Fiat Chrysler in the US, and acts as a de facto RHD supplier with export potential...


Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500
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Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500

Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty American trucks are now available in Australia as right-hand-drive vehicles, re-engineered to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The chromed-up 4x4 behemoths launched to the media today as part of their national rollout across an initial network of 20 dealers, planned to expand to more than 30 sites as demand increases...


Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm
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Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm

The latest and greatest Walkinshaw Performance upgrade pack for the LS3 6.2-litre V8-powered Holden Commodore VF Series II and HSV Gen-F2 has been unveiled. Described by the performance modders at Walkinshaw as "by far the most powerful performance enhancement available for a Commodore that Walkinshaw Performance Products has ever produced", the package upgrade - which costs $25,990 fitted - brings the 6...


Ram Trucks still here by end of 2015: American Special Vehicles joint-venture detailed here
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Ram Trucks still here by end of 2015: American Special Vehicles joint-venture detailed here

Full-size American Ram Trucks pickups will go on sale in Australia by the end of the year, as part of a just-confirmed co-operation between the Walkinshaw Automotive Group and Neville Crichton, owner of automotive distributor Ateco Automotive. A media release today announced that a deal between the two groups had been finalised ahead of the launch of the big Yank Tanks by year’s end, and unveiling to the media on November 18...


Drag race: Model S P85D v V8 Supercar v Walkinshaw W507
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Drag race: Model S P85D v V8 Supercar v Walkinshaw W507

Supercheap Auto Racing's V8 Supercar racer takes on the world's fastest four-door production car in a drag race of historic proportions.  In this gig, we motoring journos are often driven to pitch story ideas that we know will never get off the ground. It's a built-in compulsion...


Walkinshaw Performance launches W507 package for HSV GTS
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Walkinshaw Performance launches W507 package for HSV GTS

Walkinshaw Performance Products has launched its first enhancement kit for the Gen-F HSV GTS, the W507 package. More than a year in the making, the W507 pack includes a number of high-performance Walkinshaw-developed components that boost power by 77kW and torque by 110Nm. The result is a peak power output of 507kW at 6200rpm and peak torque of 850Nm at 4400rpm from the W507-enhanced GTS’s supercharged 6...


Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW
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Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW

Walkinshaw Performance has released its most powerful V8 package ever, boosting 6.0-litre Holden Commodore models to 500kW and 6.2-litre HSVs to a whopping 550kW. The Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package is an enhanced version of the WPP230 Supercharger pack, and is limited to just 50 units...


2014 Holden Colorado Review : Walkinshaw Xtreme Low Rider
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2014 Holden Colorado Review : Walkinshaw Xtreme Low Rider

The Walkinshaw Colorado Xtreme Low Rider improves the Holden Colorado's dynamics no end, but is that enough...


Holden Colorado gets Walkinshaw upgrades
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Holden Colorado gets Walkinshaw upgrades

Walkinshaw Automotive has released two styling and suspension enhancement packages for the Holden Colorado ute. The Walkinshaw Colorado Xtreme High Rider features a ride height raised by 50mm at the front and 15mm at the rear, while the Xtreme Low Rider is lowered by 30mm at the rear...


Walkinshaw W497: 955Nm tuned HSV unleashed
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Walkinshaw W497: 955Nm tuned HSV unleashed

Holden/HSV tuner Walkinshaw Performance has launched its first supercharged packages for the VF Commodore and Gen-F, offering peak outputs just shy of 500kW and 1000Nm. The Walkinshaw W457 package boosts output of the Holden Commodore's 6.0-litre V8 from 270kW/530Nm to 457kW/780Nm (bettering the production HSV GTS), while the W497 package elevates HSV's 6...


Walkinshaw enhances HSV Gen-F with 676Nm W375 pack
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Walkinshaw enhances HSV Gen-F with 676Nm W375 pack

Walkinshaw Performance has launched the W375 package, its first suite of enhancements for the recently released HSV Gen-F. Available on the HSV Clubsport, Tourer and Maloo in both standard and R8 specification, the W375 pack includes a number of mechanical upgrades that boost output from the cars’ 6.2-litre V8 to 375kW of power and 676Nm of torque...


Holden Commodore SS Walkinshaw Performance W310 pack released
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Holden Commodore SS Walkinshaw Performance W310 pack released

Walkinshaw Performance has released the W310 performance package for the all-new Holden VF Commodore SS. The first enhancement package developed for the VF Commodore by the Melbourne-based Holden tuner and the first in the new ‘W Series’ of upgrades, the W310 pack combines a host of mechanical enhancements to boost the 6...


2012 Walkinshaw Holden Cruze Review
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2012 Walkinshaw Holden Cruze Review

The Walkinshaw Holden Cruze is the beginning of a new chapter for locally tuned performance cars.


Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch
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Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch

The first true Holden Cruze hot-hatch has been unleashed in Australia, with homegrown tuning company Walkinshaw Performance unveiling a high-performance version of the locally made small car with a price tag just below $50,000. Based on the $29,490 Holden Cruze SRi-V 1.4 iTi hatch, the $19,995 WP Cruze Hot Hatch package introduces a number of visual and performance upgrades for a total cost of $49,485 before on-road costs...


2011 Walkinshaw Performance Series II SS Commodore Review
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2011 Walkinshaw Performance Series II SS Commodore Review

The world's best 23rd anniversary present...460kW and 780Nm.


Tom Walkinshaw dies of cancer
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Tom Walkinshaw dies of cancer

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) and Holden Racing Team (HRT) owner and founder, Tom Walkinshaw, passed away overnight after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. Holden Chairman and managing director, Mike Devereux, today paid tribute to Walkinshaw, whose influence and legacy stretches well beyond Australia’s shores...