VF HSV GTS - 430kw/580hp

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    - Fastest, most powerful Australian-made car

    - 430kW 6.2-litre supercharged V8 for new HSV GTS

    - Regular 6.2-litre V8 to remain in at least three power tunes for other models

    - Clubsport to continue with 317kW 6.2-litre V8

    - ClubSport R8 to get 325kW 6.2-litre V8

    - Optional “SV Enhanced” kit for some models brings 340kW tune for 6.2 V8

    - New VF Commodore-based model to be called Gen F

    HSV will soon begin selling the fastest, most powerful car in Australia’s history.

    The Australian muscle car is set to enter a new chapter with the arrival of the HSV Gen F, which is set to get a supercharged V8 with 430kW of power – or 575 horsepower in the old money – and a mighty 740Nm of torque.

    Drive has learnt that Holden’s performance partner, Holden Special Vehicles, is set to unleash its most brutal muscle car – and a car set to become one of the fastest, most powerful four-doors in the world.

    Based on the upcoming new Holden VF Commodore, the HSV Gen F – which a Drive reader spotted testing in Melbourne earlier this month - will bring a new look and a supercharged V8 set to make it the most powerful sub-$100,000 car on the market.

    The Gen F version of the HSV GTS – which is due in dealerships about August – will get the new supercharged V8 engine that ups the V8 muscle-car ante and looks set to quash any performance comparisons with arch rival Ford.

    With 430kW the engine has 32 per cent more power than HSV’s current most powerful offering.

    The 105kW power jump matches equals the biggest power jump in the brand’s 25 year history.

    The new supercharged V8 for the HSV GTS will even have more power than the limited run of HSV W427 models (each with a 375kW 7.0-litre V8) and will comfortably outmuscle Ford’s Falcon GT, which has a still impressive 335kW.

    The 6.2-litre supercharged V8 is borrowed from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and is understood to have led to a major re-engineering program for the Commodore-based four-door to ensure it can safely and reliably deal with so much grunt.

    HSV’s 58 dealers were recently informed of the plans for the upcoming Gen F and are understood to be queuing to get their hands on the important new model to satisfy the inevitable early demand for what will be the fastest, most powerful locally-produced car.

    While the GTS – with the new supercharged V8 engine - will be the hero in the Gen F range dealers were also told HSV will continue to offer regular (non-supercharged, or naturally-aspirated) versions of its current V8.

    The current 317kW engine will still be used in the entry-level ClubSport version of the new HSV Gen F, while the better equipped ClubSport R8 continues with the 325kW version that was previously the most powerful on offer.

    However, HSV will offer a new “SV enhanced” pack that will up the power of that 6.2-litre V8 to 340kW.

    With the new 430kW engine the new HSV GTS Gen F will vie for the title of the world’s fastest sedan.

    It will easily eclipse rivals costing double or more its expected sub-$100,000 start price.

    The BMW M5 produces 412kW while the soon-to-arrive new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG with an optional performance pack makes 430kW (410kW in regular tune).

    Then there is the upcoming new Audi RS6, which with a 412kW twin turbo V8 is shaping up to be the fastest accelerating wagon thanks in part to its Quattro four-wheel-drive system that virtually eliminates wheelspin.

    Even the soon-to-arrive new Maserati Quattroporte only manages 390kW of power, while Porsche’s Panamera Turbo tops out at 382kW.

    Then there’s the Aston Martin Rapide, which may be the brand of choice for James Bond but only musters 410kW from its V12.

    The new HSV has been the subject of speculation for years, especially from owners of older models keen to upgrade.

    However enthusiasts have long been wondering about the long term future of the Commodore-based HSV models given Holden’s apparent shift to front-wheel-drive for the 2017 Commodore.

    The future of V8-powered Holdens is still unclear. With the new 2017 Commodore – a car that is likely to be smaller than the current Commodore – it raises the question of what happens to the high-performance variants that would still aim to drive the rear wheels.

    One option is to continue to produce cars using the existing rear-drive underpinnings – or architecture – while another could involve developing a new rear-drive performance model to be sold predominantly in Australia, America and the Middle East.

    HSV Gen F

    On sale: July

    Sedan models: ClubSport, ClubSport R8, Senator Signature, GTS, Grange

    Wagon models: ClubSport Tourer R8

    Ute models: Maloo, Maloo R8


    6.2-litre supercharged V8 (430kW)

    6.2-litre V8 (three versions: 317kW, 325kW, 340kW)
  2. That's quite a bit of power m8 <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  3. lol why so much power
  4. this is the first i'm hearing of a station wagon version of this car. I really really want one now.
  5. So, I guess this will be what the US Chevy SS... SS? will be?
  6. SS SS?
    SS GTS?

    Who knows? 'SS' is a spec name, not a model name, stupid Chevy.
    They should send it over as a ...... HSV GTS.
  7. artists impression of what it might look like.
    Although an evolution of the butt ugly current model, this actually looks better. Not fantastic, but decent.
  8. lol looks like a man in drag
  9. ya like youre dad!1
  11. That is rude.
  12. Credit where it's due... HSV have done it again. FPV will no doubt respond in kind, but with much less fanfare. Who actually knew that the GT R-Spec was the fastest Australian built vehicle ever produced? This thing will obviously be quicker, but my point is that everyone will know about it. When FPV respond, it will be a low key and under stated release into the market, and probably 3 years overdue. As the old saying goes, better late than never.

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