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HSV Commemorates 40 Years of the GTS - (Australia)

October 9th, 2008

Holden Special Vehicles have launched two new models at this year s Australian International Motor Show, in addition to revealing the ClubSport R8 Tourer and W427 Showcar to a Sydney audience for the very first time.

We're celebrating 40 years of GTS with a special commemorative model as well as unveiling a Senator Signature SV08, Managing Director of Holden Special Vehicles Phil Harding said.
The SV08 introduces the new TR6060 manual gearbox to our range, which will become standard across the HSV model line-up later this month. I am also delighted to have the W427 Showcar and all-new ClubSport R8 Tourer at the Show for the very first time.

HSV has also revealed it is investing heavily in research and development to identify new fuel saving technologies to introduce to Australia s luxury and high performance car company.
Our customers expect us to be at the cutting edge of new technologies, Phil Harding said.

While demand for our product still remains strong, HSV is committed to exploring alternative fuel technologies and powertrain concepts that will keep our company at the forefront of
performance motoring in this country.

Holden Special Vehicles Australian International Motor Show model line-up 40 years of GTS.

HSV is commemorating 40 years of the first Australian Gran Turismo Sportivo (GTS) with the release of a limited edition GTS. First appearing on a HK Monaro in 1968, the GTS ameplate has been part of the HSV lexicon since its return to the market in 1992 in the form of the 200kW VP GTS and has since been the hero car-line for the high performance car company.
To commemorate 40 years of GTS, just 100 specially released models will be built, featuring black heritage stripes, tyre pressure monitors and a commemorative '40 years of GTS' logo embedded on the headrest, brake calliper, sill plate and rear panel of the model.

Priced from $80,170, 40 years of GTS is available in Sting Red and Heron White only.

Senator Signature SV08
Twenty years on from the SV88, Holden Special Vehicles has released a limited run of 50 HSV Senator Signature SV08s. Production is limited to 20 manual and 30 automatic Senator
SV08 models priced from $82,700.

The luxury SV08 receives exclusive lower paint-outs, sill plates and additional chrome accenting on the side mirrors and door handles. The 20 inch Pentagon wheel is standard on
this model. The manual SV08 receives the new Tremec TR6060 gearbox and colour options are Nitrate (Silver), Sting Red and Voodoo (Blue).

ClubSport R8 Tourer
The ClubSport R8 Tourer will be HSV s first wagon since the all wheel drive Avalanche was released in 2003. The Tourer is based on the Holden Sportswagon architecture and is powered by the HSV high performance LS3 engine producing 317kW of power and 550Nm of torque, making the model one of the most powerful wagons produced anywhere in the world. A manual ClubSport R8 Tourer is priced from $65,990, which is just $1000 more than the equivalent ClubSport R8 sedan. Automatic transmission is an additional $2330. Customers have the option of full leather seats for $2490 and can customise their Tourer even further with a 20 inch Pentagon wheel and tyre package for $2500.

W427 Showcar
The W427 Showcar unveiled eight months ago at the Melbourne Motorshow is revealed to a Sydney audience for the very first time. Finished in the same Panorama Silver as the original Group A SS VL Commodore, which has become known as the Walkinshaw , the modern day Walkinshaw is powered by a seven litre 500 horsepower V8 engine hand built in General Motors Performance Build Center in Detroit.
Designed by Julian Quincey and Adam Dean Smith, the W427 design and styling theme is one of unmistakable authority , signalling the cars immense capability, authority and power.
The W427 retails for $155,500.

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