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GM And HSV Announce Camaro SS And Silverado HD Heading To Australia Next Year 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Australia, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado, GM, HSV on 12 7th, 2017


General Motors and Holden Special Vehicles have reached an agreement which will ensure the latter company remains active following the death of the rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore.

Described as a “pivotal moment” in HSV’s history, the agreement paves the way for an assortment of new vehicles to come to Australia. There will be two “product streams” and the first will consist of the familiar vehicle enhancement program that is offered on existing Holden vehicles.

An example of this is the new HSV SportsCat which is based on the Holden Colorado. The model features an all-new front fascia with a revised grille, tow hooks, and LED fog lights. Other notable features include new fender flares, a retuned suspension, and an increased ride height.

Power is provided by a 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel engine that produces up to 197 hp (147 kW) and 368 lb-ft (500Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The second product stream is more exciting as it will see HSV launch all-new vehicles in Australia. These include the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado HD which will retain their bow-tie badging.

On the Silverado side, HSV will offer 4×4 Crew Cab variants of the 2500HD WT, 2500HD LTZ, 2500HD LTZ Midnight Edition, 2500HD LTZ Custom Sport Edition, and 3500HD LTZ. All of the models will come equipped with a 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel V8 engine that produces approximately 445 hp (332 kW) and 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) of torque. The engine will be paired a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

The Camaro, on the other hand, will arrive in 2018 in 2SS guise. The model will have a 6.2-liter V8 engine which produces up to 455 hp (340 kW) and 453 lb-ft (615 Nm) of torque. Unfortunately for performance fans, it will only be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The model will come nicely equipped with HID headlights, a rear spoiler, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle tires. The Camaro also has heated / ventilated leather sport seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a 9-speaker Bose audio system.

According to HSV Managing Director Tim Jackson, “This marks a whole new era for HSV and Holden and I hope our customers are as excited as we are. HSV is moving beyond simply ‘hotting up’ existing models, and customers will see two product streams from HSV over the next few years.”

His sentiments were echoed by Holden Managing Director Mark Bernhard who remarked, “Today is a great day for Holden and HSV, but even more importantly, for our customers”.

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Chevy Corvette And Camaro Bound For Australia 28
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Camaro, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, GM, Holden, HSV, Reports on 07 28th, 2017


Australian gearheads may be morning the death of the homegrown Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore but things will get much better as both the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette are bound for the Land Down Under.
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New Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R Poses In Blue 12
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, HSV, vauxhall, Vauxhall VXR8 on 07 12th, 2017


The UK has just welcomed the new HSV GTSR, rebadged as the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, to its streets, a few months after the super sedan debuted in Australia.
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HSV Could Be Rebranded Walkinshaw From 2018 11
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Holden, HSV, Reports, tuning on 07 11th, 2017


Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), the tuning arm of Holden’s operations Down Under, is set for an overhaul and that includes an entirely new name to Walkinshaw.
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Corvette ZR1-Powered HSV GTSR W1 Hitting The Second Hand Market With Huge Mark Ups 2
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Holden, Holden Commodore, HSV, Reports on 06 2nd, 2017


If you weren't one of the 300 people selected to buy the HSV GTSR W1 get ready to pay through the nose as a handful of examples have shown up for sale with markups as much as $130,010 AUD ($95,920 USD).
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Alfa Giulia QV, BMW M3, Mercedes C63 Travel Down Under To Take On The HSV GTSR W1 29
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Australia, BMW, BMW M3, Drag-Racing, Holden Commodore, HSV, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, video on 04 29th, 2017


If you're going to make a claim for the sports sedan title in a country such as Australia, you best be able to defeat the local champ, which is the HSV GTSR W1.
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Vauxhall’s 528HP Maloo VXR8 LSA Ute Is A Surprisingly Fun Track Toy 23
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Holden, Holden Videos, HSV, vauxhall, Vauxhall Maloo, Vauxhall VXR8, video on 02 23rd, 2017


Despite being nothing more than a re-badged HSV, the Vauxhall Maloo LSA is the fastest pickup truck currently for sale in the UK and is capable of some rather insane things.
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2017 HSV GTSR W1 Sounds Brutal During Quick Drive Video 1
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Australia, Holden, Holden Commodore, Holden Videos, HSV, new cars, video on 02 1st, 2017


If you're a fan of supercharged V8 engines, you may want to turn up the volume just as this 635 HP GTSR W1 accelerates.
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Holden: New ZR1-Powered 635HP “W1” Model Headlines 2017 HSV GTSR Range 31
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Australia, Galleries, GM, Holden, Holden Commodore, Holden Ute, HSV, new cars on 01 31st, 2017


What better way to send off the GEN-F2 Commodore than with a track-focused 635 HP (644 PS) Corvette ZR1-powered flagship HSV version?
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Holden: New ZR1-Powered 635HP “W1” Model Headlines 2017 HSV GTSR Range 31
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Australia, Galleries, GM, Holden, Holden Commodore, Holden Ute, HSV, new cars on 01 31st, 2017


What better way to send off the GEN-F2 Commodore than with a track-focused 635 HP (644 PS) Corvette ZR1-powered flagship HSV version?
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Last 2017 HSV Models Scooped, Including ZR1-Powered GTS-R W1 3
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Holden, Holden Commodore, Holden Scoops, HSV, Scoops on 01 3rd, 2017


A number of spy pictures have emerged online showing the last Australian made HSV models being prepared at the company's production facility.
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Last 2017 HSV Models Scooped, Including ZR1-Powered GTS-R W1 3
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Holden, Holden Commodore, Holden Scoops, HSV, Scoops on 01 3rd, 2017


A number of spy pictures have emerged online showing the last Australian made HSV models being prepared at the company's production facility.
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Final HSV With ZR1’s 638 HP Engine To Be Dubbed GTS-R W1 22
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Holden, Holden Commodore, HSV, Reports on 09 22nd, 2016


The final HSV branded Holden Commodore-based model is set to be dubbed the GTS-R W1, reports Australian publication Motoring.
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Holden Rolls Out Three 456 HP HSV Specials 30
May
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Australia, Galleries, HSV, new cars on 05 30th, 2016


Unfortunately, Holden will officially cease engine and vehicle manufacturing in 2017, and that's final. But until then, its special-vehicles partner will offer three limited edition 2016MY cars.
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Holden Commodore To Go Out With A Corvette ZR1 V8 Bang 27
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Australia, GM, Holden, Holden Commodore, HSV, Reports on 05 27th, 2016


GM's head honchos have reportedly given Holden the green light to use the Corvette ZR1's LS9 V8 engine on a very special, final edition of the Commodore by HSV, before it kills the series along with its local manufacturing plant next year.
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