Revealed - New Holden HSV Series

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  1. TriShield

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    Holden's super muscle cars. 301 upgrades over the Commodore SS. Both pack the LS2 with 411hp/405ft-lbs, your choice of a six-speed manual or automatic, and many luxury features. They hit 60mph in 4.9 seconds and will never see the light of day here.

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    HSV Clubsport R8 - 19s

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    HSV GTS - 20s

    They'd look good wearing Pontiac badges (they already have a split grille), especially the GTS. :hs:
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    That is sexy.

    GM is fucking stupid.
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Top color on the GTS pleasekthx.
     
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    HSV cars are super-expensive, they can't be assembled here, will people pay that much for a Pontiac (or Chevrolet, or whatever), does GM need another car competing directly with the CTS-V in North America... etc.
     
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    No LS7 no care.

    And they are just a bit too big for my tastes. :hs:
     
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    411hp/405lb-ft?!

    Why is the LS2 in the Vette rated at an inferior 400/400? I mean its not much, but still....
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    chicken strips wut

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    because it's tuned by Holden Special Vehicles :hsughno:
     
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    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    Too big, add on styling is disgusting and too Japanese, but other than that, it's great.

    The interior looks really good except for the center stack gauges.
     
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  18. australia needs to be running things
     
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    Damn. I'd trade the GTO up for one of those.
     
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    Love the way the tails look illuminated.
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    Fastest Aussies Ever: Holden's VE Commodore E-Series Gets to 60 in Under 5 Seconds

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    Date posted: 08-24-2006

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia's Holden Special Vehicles has launched an E-Series performance sedan lineup based on the GM unit's freshly introduced VE Commodore.

    With a 0-62-mph time under five seconds, they are claimed to be the fastest Australia-made cars ever.

    The new HSV range includes Clubsport R8, GTS and Senator Signature models. All have been completely styled, modeled and engineered in-house by HSV. They feature aggressive body kits, spoilers and new, repositioned curved LED taillights. The change required a unique fascia and rear bumper assembly.

    The three-model range, with prices beginning at the U.S. equivalent of $48,000 for the Clubsport R8 and topping out at the equivalent $58,700 for the Senator Signature, is powered by a mildly modified version of the 6.0-liter LS2 V8 used in the previous series. Exhaust extractors increase power to 412 horsepower, and torque has been boosted to 406 pound-feet at 4400 rpm.

    All models are available with a six-speed automatic transmission; a six-speed manual is offered on the Clubsport R8 and the GTS. All have the latest Bosch ABS, traction control and electronic stability control, while the GTS and the Senator Signature also get magnetic ride control, which automatically adjusts suspension stiffness for improved cornering grip and handling. Road wheels are 19- or 20-inch alloys paired with a unique range of Bridgestone tires.

    What this means to you: Hot cars are always good news, anywhere in the world they occur.

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    clubsport is hawt
     
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    Love the powertrain, ok interior, but WTF taillights and foglights. Back looks like a "choppy" RX-8.
     

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