Recently, we had a look at the 400kW HSV Clubsport – and some viewers said we should probably pay more attention to green cars…
So we did! And this one has 430kW.
Say hello to the 2016 HSV Gen-F2 GTS
So what is new on the GenF-2 GTS?
The front bar has been revised and, like the Clubsport, the new lower lip integrates into side skirts that extend to the updated rear diffuser – which still houses the quad-tip bimodal exhaust.
There are new 20-inch forged wheel designs, new bonnet vents and a new colour option - but that's pretty much it.
It is still tough though – the supercharged LSA under the bonnet is carried over, as are the 6-piston AP-Racing callipers and 2-piece drilled rotors, there’s HSV’s torque vectoring system as well as three-stage magnetic ride control adjustment – and lets not forget the ‘super flow’ spoiler out the back
But, lets cut to the chase paying the best part of $100,000 for a 430kW, 740Nm, 6.2-litre, supercharged, Commodore isn’t what you’d call a sensible decision.
Sure it's big and comfy and generally a lot of car for the money, but the HSV Clubsport, or even the SS Commodore make a better power-to-dollar argument.
But that isn't what the GTS is about.
The GTS makes a statement - not necessarily to others but to yourself.
A little reminder that although life may be full of rules and responsibilities – with plenty of opportunity to be sensible… there should always be time for this...