Over the years the ‘SV’ badge – followed by the year or engine displacement – has traditionally been used to signify limited production HSVs made exclusively for the Australian market. Based on the popular Z Series ClubSport R8, the SV6000 combines HSV’s most sought after performance features and luxury appointments with individual appearance highlights and also introduces a versatile driver aid called ‘Driver Dynamic Interface’ (DDI).
Paint colour is perhaps the most immediately recognisable factor. The SV6000 is the first HSV sedan to wear ‘Devil Yellow’ paintwork. It is also distinguished by open mesh fender vents that are totally unique to this model, as well as Devil Yellow painted brake callipers and the addition of a wide stripe along the lower doors.
Apart from the already legendary 6.0 litre LS2, the SV6000 has plenty of added performance features to go with its technology smarts. An HSV AP High Performance Braking System takes care of stopping duties and Z Series version of the HSV developed ‘Linear Steering Rack’ are new to the car.
The SV6000 was unveiled to the public at the Melbourne Motor Show (3 rd – 14 th March 2005) and production has been set at just 50 vehicles, however this may be extended up to a total of 100 should demand reach anticipated levels. Production was scheduled to commence mid 2005. At an estimated RRP of $80,000 AUD ($60 000 USD) the SV6000 is not only an exclusive model limited to 50 examples, it also represents outstanding value.