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  • 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with right-hand-drive conversion

    GMSV will offer enthusiast GM products in Australia, starting with the Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado.

  • 2018 Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV
    HSV studying Chevy Colorado-based Ranger Raptor rival

    Australia's HSV is currently studying a tuned version of the Holden Colorado pickup truck, sold here with a Chevrolet badge, to challenge Ford's Ranger Raptor that was unveiled in February. The company rolled out the Colorado SportsCat last December but the vehicle, which benefits from minor...

  • HSV’s final Holden Commodore-based model is a 2017 GTSR W1
    HSV builds its final Holden Commodore-based super sedan

    Australia’s semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, has made a name for itself over the past three decades by churning out meaty muscle cars based on successive generations of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores. All of that has come to an end, however, as HSV on Wednesday announced...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE SS
    Chevy to enter Australia with a little help from HSV

    With the end of production of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores in October, Australian tuning firm HSV no longer has access to suitable donor vehicles to continue churning out its signature muscle sedans. But instead of going quietly into the night, HSV has struck a deal with General...

  • 2017 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R
    Vauxhall gets final run of VXR8 super sedans from Down Under

    General Motors’ British outfit, Vauxhall, has received its last batch of VXR8 muscle sedans. The final version is the VXR8 GTSR, which is just a rebadged version of the GTSR from semi-official Holden tuner HSV. The GTSR is based on the VF-Series Holden Commodore, a version of which is sold...

  • 2017 HSV GTSR lineup
    HSV reveals last of its rear-wheel-drive Commodores

    General Motors’ Australian subsidiary Holden is set to wind up production of its rear-wheel-drive Commodore range in October. There will be a new Commodore arriving in 2018, but this will be a front-wheel-drive model twinned with the Opel Insignia Grand Sport and, perhaps most tragically, no...

  • 2017 HSV GTSR W1

    General Motors’ Australian unit Holden is set to end local production in October, and along with the end of production will be the demise of the rear-wheel-drive Commodore, the current version of which is sold here in high-performance trim as the Chevrolet SS. A new Commodore is coming, though it’s based on GM’s front-wheel-drive E2XX platform and twinned with the Opel Insignia Grand Sport. Thus, to mark the end of the rear-wheel-drive, Aussie-built Commodore, semi-official Holden tuner HSV has unveiled something very special. Behold the GTSR W1 super sedan. As was rumored...

  • 2016 HSV ClubSport R8 Track Edition
    HSV special edition models celebrate end of naturally-aspirated V-8s

    As Holden’s semi-official tuner HSV gears up for the arrival in 2018 of a front-wheel-drive Commodore powered exclusively by 4- and 6-cylinder engines, the company has started a campaign to celebrate the end of the V-8 era. HSV currently has two V-8 options for its hot Commodores: a...

  • 2017 Opel Insignia OPC spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Holden tuner HSV building business case for hot version of FWD-based Commodore

    Semi-official Holden tuner HSV has built its name on the back of V-8-powered rear-wheel-drive muscle cars. The company takes the stock Holden Commodore and performs various upgrades, with some of its models even sporting the 580-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 borrowed from the...

  • 2015 HSV GTS
    HSV Rumored To Revive GTS-R Badge For Rear-Drive Commodore Swan Song

    Holden is set to end production of its rear-wheel-drive Commodore range in 2017. There will be a new Commodore arriving in 2018, but this will be a front-wheel-drive-based model derived from another General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] vehicle and, perhaps most tragically, no longer with the option of...

  • 2016 HSV ClubSport R8 LSA
    Holden-tuner HSV offers supercharged LSA V-8 on most models

    With Holden recently updating its Commodore range of sedans, wagons and utes, it was only a matter of time until the automaker’s semi-official tuner HSV unleashed its own barrage of Commodore-based performance vehicles. HSV’s new range, referred to as the Gen-F2, boasts some visual...

  • 2015 HSV GTS
    Aussie Version Of Chevy SS May Get C6 Corvette ZR1’s 638-Horsepower V-8

    The Chevrolet SS muscle sedan’s Australian cousin, the Holden Commodore, already has a high-performance variant built by HSV that’s fitted with the 580-horsepower 6.2-liter LSA V-8 engine common to the fifth-gen Camaro ZL1 as well as previous Cadillac CTS-V models. The car is called the...

  • 2015 HSV ClubSport R8 25th Anniversary Edition

    The semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate with a special edition version of the latest ClubSport R8. HSV is famous for building high-performance versions of the Holden Commodore, sold here as the Chevrolet SS, and its ClubSport models have always been recognized for their formidable yet accessible performance. The first ClubSport was introduced in 1990 and was based on the VN Commodore (the current Commodore is a VF). It came with a 5.0-liter V-8 that was good for 241 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and it quickly generated...

  • 2015 HSV Senator SV
    HSV Launches 455-Horsepower Senator SV Muscle Sedan

    The semi-official tuner to General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Australian subsidiary Holden, HSV, has come out with a new version of its upmarket Senator Signature that dons the brand’s famous SV badging. Like all of HSV’s models, the new addition, whose official title is Senator...

  • Chris Harris and the 2014 HSV GTS Maloo ute
    Chris Harris Heads Down Under To Drive The 580-HP HSV GTS Maloo: Video

    While on holiday in Australia, Chris Harris was kind enough to put together a quick test drive of the Holden Commodore Ute-based GTS Maloo from semi-official Holden tuner HSV. Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V-8, the same engine fitted to the Camaro ZL1, drivers of the GTS Maloo have an...

  • Left Hand Utes HSV Maloo, 2014 SEMA show (Image via Carsguide)
    Yes, You Can Get Left-Hand-Drive Holden Utes In The U.S.

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] came close to importing the Holden Commodore Ute (short for utility) as a Pontiac G8 Sport Truck late last decade but was hampered by CAFE regulations and its own bankruptcy. That doesn’t mean all is lost as a number of smaller firms are independently...

  • HSV GTS Maloo
    HSV GTS Maloo Is The Aussie Sport Truck You’ve Always Wanted: Forbidden Fruit Video

    If you’re like us, you’re completely down with the automotive reverse mullet: party in the front, business in the back. That’s exactly what the HSV GTS Maloo is, and it’s amazing. Sadly, it’s only available in Australia and New Zealand. MUST SEE: Chrome Lamborghini...

  • 2013 HSV Maloo R8
    HSV Planning World’s Fastest ‘Truck’

    Back in 2006, Holden’s official tuner HSV set the Guinness World Record for the fastest production pickup/utility with its Maloo R8. The car-based utility, essentially a two-door Holden Commodore with a tray out the back, hit a top speed of 168.66 mph (271.44 kmh). That was enough to take the...

  • 2014 HSV ClubSport R8

    With the demise of Holden production in Australia, the brand’s in-house tuner Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is looking to expand its business in other markets, and one of those could be the United States. For those unfamiliar with HSV, it’s a builder of V-8-powered sedans, wagons and utes, all based on the Holden Commodore and its derivatives. But with the next Commodore expected to migrate to a front-wheel-drive platform, HSV is likely to turn its V-8-tuning talents to some of General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] other products, such as the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro muscle car...

  • VF Holden Commodore SS-V and HSV Gen-F fitted with Walkinshaw Performance supercharger upgrade
    Walkinshaw Is Back With New 667-HP Upgrade For V-8 Commodores: Video

    Not long ago, we brought you details on Walkinshaw Performance’s new W375 kit for the HSV’s Gen-F range of muscle sedans, which focused on naturally aspirated power. Walkinshaw is now back with two new supercharged kits for the HSVs as well as the regular Holden Commodore SS-V, to be...

  • Walkinshaw Performance W375 Package for HSV’s Gen F range
    Walkinshaw Performance Launches 502-HP Upgrade For Gen F HSVs

    If a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan powered by a LS3 V-8 isn’t enough to get your heart rate pulsing, Walkinshaw Performance’s new W375 Package should do the job. Walkinshaw Performance is a spinoff of famed performance group TWR which was formed by the late Tom Walkinshaw and went...

  • 2013 HSV GTS commercial
    HSV shuns the fun police in new ad for 580-horsepower GTS sedan

    HSV, official tuner to Holden in Australia, has released its first television advertisement for its new flagship, the 2013 GTS sedan. The car sits atop the latest Gen-F range of high-powered sedans, utes and wagons and comes to the market with a supercharged LSA V-8 engine delivering 580 horsepower...

  • 2013 HSV GTS
    Supercharged LSA-powered Commodore heads to UK, is the US next?

    You’re looking at the latest flagship from Holden tuner HSV, the 2013 GTS super sedan, which is based on the Australian VF-series Holden Commodore that’s due to go on sale later this year in U.S. showrooms as the 2014 Chevrolet SS. The GTS, which packs a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V-8...

  • 2013 HSV GTS
    HSV Gen-F Range Of High-Powered Holdens Debuts: Video

    You’re looking at the new Gen-F range of high-powered sedans, utes and wagons from HSV, the official tuner to Holden in Australia. The Gen-F range is based on Holden’s latest VF Commodore but receives a series of unique performance upgrades and styling enhancements. HSVs are known for...

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