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Old 19-12-2015, 02:32 PM   #61
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I guarantee it will handle better than the FG-X too.
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Old 19-12-2015, 04:43 PM   #62
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I guarantee it will handle better than the FG-X too.
I dont know about that, that EF boosted 8 you have will trash the last HSV for sure
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Old 19-12-2015, 06:01 PM   #63
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Old 19-12-2015, 09:55 PM   #64
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Where do I sign....
On the equivalent HSV dealer's dotted lines to the ones which Ford dealers who've accepted deposits for the XR6T Sprint have provided...
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So the only remaining LS9 engines are what GM needs for warranty replacements or similar, not sure how that lets them release some of those to Holden. Surely just a tune of the LSA would do the job, as is the traditional HSV way?
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The styling should be quite humorous
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Old 21-12-2015, 08:12 PM   #67
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Given that the current GTS is a mid-low 12 sec car you would think the LS9 powered GTS-R would have to be an 11 second car to make it all worthwhile 😝 But seriously..

We are that spoilt it isn't funny...
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I don't think it would be any more humorous than the fg Fpv gt...
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Old 29-12-2015, 12:36 AM   #69
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Yawn.. Who cares..
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Hope they got plenty spare engines for warranty. Engine failures common especially if driven hard.
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Yawn.. Who cares..
You clicked on a thread clearly labelled 476kw LS9 HSV GTS-R.... to write that post?
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Old 29-12-2015, 06:51 PM   #72
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4639 views, a few people cared.
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Old 29-12-2015, 10:18 PM   #73
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Just Holden BS .. Yes I cared and looked ..
Its possibly out of most posters price range to boot..
Most the public buy other cars why they are closing down ..
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I reckon it will put between 385rwkw to 420rwkw which is super stout.
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Just Holden BS .. Yes I cared and looked ..
Its possibly out of most posters price range to boot..
Most the public buy other cars why they are closing down ..
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Go back to LS1.com.. This is a Ford forum ..
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https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...ts-r-w1-105428

HSV's swansong Aussie supercar comes into focus as performance testing gets underway

You may have already examined the spy shots HSV wanted you to see, but this is the photo the Holden hot shop didn't want you to see.

Snapped by a motoring.com.au staffer just after dawn this morning in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, this is an image of what we understand to be the history-making HSV GTS-R W1.

Sources close to the project have indicated the vehicle in question will arrive in showrooms at least a couple of selected ones before they all go to owners in the second quarter of 2017.

Positioned one rung above the 'regular' HSV GTS-R, the W1 is expected to be powered by a monstrous 476kW supercharged V8.

And forget 0-100km/h times this car will be about 0-200km/h and quarter-mile numbers.

Since it was being towed by a Holden Colorado Z71 very early in the morning heading south out of Melbourne in the direction of Holden's Lang Lang proving ground, we expect this W1 is about to undergo extreme performance testing over the next few days.

This pre-production model is our best look yet at what motorists will frequently see when the HSV GTS-R W1 hits the road the rear-end as blasts away from traffic lights.

The most prominent feature is the aerodynamically-formed rear wing, which gets extra struts within its structure. Sure, they look cool but probably add extra rigidity, which will be useful at the high speeds the GTS-R W1 will be capable of.

HSV has plenty to hide... for now
This latest spy photo also shows the 2017 HSV supercar wearing psychedelic camouflage on its flanks for the first time too. The reason? HSV is has something to hide.

It doesn't appear as though the car has a wide body kit but clearly the company has added unique styling flourishes, which extend to the rear apron and presumably the front fascia too.

As we've reported, other unique W1 features will include non-adjustable Supashock billet dampers, more powerful six-piston AP brakes and unique 20-inch alloy wheels.

Powered by a 6.2-litre engine believed to be the Chevrolet LS9 sourced from the Corvette ZR1 supercar, it outputs 476kW and 820Nm in the 'Vette.

Expect similar numbers for this Aussie beast, which will be available exclusively with a six-speed Tremec transmission and should tap 100km/h in about four seconds and the quarter-mile in around 12.

Therefore it will be the most powerful, most sought-after, most collectible and potentially the most valuable HSV ever made.

Without doubt it will be fastest road car to ever wear the Holden Special Vehicles badge, a bittersweet fact considering it will also be the last Aussie-made HSV before its donor car, the Holden Commodore, ceases production late this year.

Despite an expected price-tag of around $170,000, HSV dealers are being inundated with cash deposits from customers keen to put their name next to a GTS-R W1, which will be limited to around 250 vehicles. The standard GTS-R will be unlimited.

What do you think? Will HSV's finest, final homegrown super sedan be worth it?
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170k is laughable. More expensive than an M4, C63 etc.
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Exciting times at HSV for the moment until the commodore is gone, will be interesting to see the performance times..
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A suitably mad way to go out
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"...photos HSV didn't want us to see..." ????

Wearing look-at-me camo on an open trailer without a car cover and paraded in front of a motoring 'staffer' on his morning weekday commute!

I'd say it's the photo HSV wanted us to see. Smells more than "FPV FG pics found blowing around a dump"

And 'staffer' is going same direction yet manages only a single pic

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170k is laughable. More expensive than an M4, C63 etc.
A close friend works at a HSV dealership in inner Melbourne. He pulled out a 2 page list of people who had handed him deposits for one last time I saw him. There was over 30 names, he said only the first 4 will be getting one if they're lucky. I'd definitely buy one! Same goes for a W427 though.
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170k is laughable. More expensive than an M4, C63 etc.
It's the price you pay for exclusivity.
Only 250 cars will be made.
Haters always gunna hate.....
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The whole point of FPV/HSV was to undercut AMG/M....so when they are the same price..............
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The whole point of FPV/HSV was to undercut AMG/M....so when they are the same price..............
Undercutting when performance deficit was commensurate with the pricing.
When ( on paper at the moment ) the all round performance will potentially exceed that of the euros and you get the exclusivity of the last and fastest Aussie muscle car ever made then it may even be perceived as a bargain by some.....
Not everyone's cup of tea for sure but you can't deny the passion and vision and execution of what HSV are bringing to the table. Plenty of cashed up bogans will be lining up.
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Wonder where these cashed up bogans are coming from? What is the typical bogan career apart from Centrelink ?
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Wonder where these cashed up bogans are coming from? What is the typical bogan career apart from Centrelink ?
Well......

"The term bogan (/ˈboʊɡən/) is a derogatory Australian and New Zealand slang word used to describe a person whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplify values and behaviour considered unrefined or unsophisticated"

Plenty of bogans around from all walks of life and career demographic I reckon.
Years ago Our old managing director fitted this perfectly. Big salary , could have had any car he wanted up to 150k. His poison was a modified white E3 HSV GTS....
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I'm confused. There's a GTS R and a GTS R W1??
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