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2008 HSV Clubsport R8 20th Anniversary

2008 HSV Clubsport R8 20th Anniversary

2008 HSV Clubsport R8 20th Anniversary

10.10.2007 – Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has unveiled two new models, including a special commemorative ClubSport R8 as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney today.

Managing Director Scott Grant said the release of a 20th Anniversary ClubSport R8 celebrated the heritage of the luxury and performance car company.

”The birth of HSV and the reveal of the very first VL Group A SS Commodore – commonly referred to as the Walkinshaw – took place at the 1987 Sydney Motor Show. From those humble beginnings, HSV has gone on to produce over 55,000 vehicles and dominate the world of Motorsport,” Scott Grant said.

”It is only fitting that today we unveil a limited edition model to commemorate the company’s 20th Anniversary,” he said.

The 20th Anniversary ClubSport R8 is limited to a run of just 100, with a number of unique features including;

-Unique sandstorm colour scheme, -Unique 20th Anniversary sill plates, -GTS black accenting, -Leather performance seats featuring the 20th Anniversary logo and; -Chrome shadow wheels and brake callipers finished in black and gold.

The model retains the 307kW LS2 V8 engine, performance brake package and aggressive HSV styling that has contributed to the company recording twelve consecutive months of unsurpassed sales success in the company’s 20 year history.

”The company has had an outstanding 12 months, but in typical HSV style we’re looking to the future and making sure we continue to produce products that Australians and the world love to drive,” Scott Grant said.

The 20th Anniversary ClubSport R8 goes on sale from October at HSV Dealerships across Australia and is priced from $65,990 AUD.
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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Alloy LS2 Gen4 V8
position Front Longitudiinal
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5967 cc / 364.1 in³
bore 101.3 mm / 3.99 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
power 306.5 kw / 411 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 68.88 bhp per litre
torque 550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD w/TCS
wheel type Deep Dish Alloy
front tires with 245/40 R19 98Y
rear tires 275/35 R19 96Y
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD, EBA
f brake size x 365 mm / x 14.4 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD, EBA
r brake size x 350 mm / x 13.8 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 20.3 cm / 19 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering Variable Rate Rack & Pinion
f suspension macPherson Struts
r suspension Mulit-Link
wheelbase 2915 mm / 114.8 in
front track 1592 mm / 62.7 in
rear track 1590 mm / 62.6 in
length 4943 mm / 194.6 in
width 1899 mm / 74.8 in
height 1467 mm / 57.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.01:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.84:1, 0.57:1, :1
final drive 3.70:1