HSV Senator

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  1. #1 SupraMan, Mar 13, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    Nobody made this thread yet, so whatever....

    Melbourne 2009: Limited edition HSV Senator unveiled

    by Alex Nunez on Feb 27th 2009 at 10:28AM

    In conjunction with the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show, HSV has announced the release of a special-edition Senator super-sedan. A less-expensive ( $69,990 AU – about $44,600 USD) alternative to the pricier, more lavishly-equipped Senator Signature ($80,500 AU – about $51,300 USD) that launched in 2006, the Senator will be limited to a total of just 89 cars. Thirty of these cars get manual transmissions; the rest will have automatics.

    While the new Senator makes do without features such as the Magnetic Ride Control suspension found on the Senator Signature, the important part – the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 lump underhood – remains. It's good for 317 kilowatts (425 horsepower) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque, which should be more than enough juice to generate a cloud of tire smoke visible from the moon.

  2. so it's like a Senator, but worse?
  3. can't believe they still put a hsv sticker on the back window haha
  4. its better than a dealer sticker.
  5. The black trim at the bottom looks atrocious.
  6. disagree.
  7. not entirely atrocious but one solid colour > black trim
  8. meh, I quite like the SE ones where the black on the side is even thicker than normal.

    I've seen a couple in real life without the trim, and without seeing the rear lights, the car totally blends into normal traffic
  9. Yeah, but a giant pink flamingo on top of the car would also stop it blending into traffic, doesn't mean it's a good thing. And aren't the Senators supposed to blend into traffic, be subtle and understated and all that?
  10. HSVs are never meant to be subtle?
    Thats why it has those tail lights, massive fender vents, 20" wheels, and the black strip.

    Senator meant to stick out like 'thats nice!' sort of way, while the clubby and gts stick out in a more 'whoah! what the shit?' sort of way
  11. Fair enough. I always viewed the Senator as the one HSV that did not stick out.
  12. perception I guess.
    I know people who wouldnt look twice at any Aussie car. (<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/amazed.gif"></A>)
  13. The styling seems to be getting worse. Both the falcon and commonwhore
  14. The 80's called, they want their non colour matched side skirts back.
  15. Agree
  16. Its brand new but somehow manages to look twenty years old.
  17. righhhhht...
    Someone needs to remember what cars looked like 20 years ago.
  18. They looked like this.

    PLEASE NOTE: Unpainted skirts.
  19. you forgot the 1989 Pagani Zonda.

    <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
  20. All the Holdens posted in this thread have painted skirts.... Not unpainted.
    Which just makes them 2 tone, and 2 tone cars have been around forever.
  21. There were cars painted with a single colour in those days too, does that mean ALL cars look like they're twenty years old?
  22. Sorry fan boys but your pov edition Senator looks like shit with those skirts.

    whether you want to agree or not is a moot point.
  23. Oh right, I'm a Holden fanboy.
  24. yeah bro, a $70,000 car is pov....

    and yeah bro, the reason we're disagreeing with you is because we're fanboys, not bcuz you're a friggin idiot. thats exactly it.

  25. you quoted the Ford/Jap car fan-boy, if anything.
    Maybe you're just wrong.

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