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    Rumorpile: HSV To Send Out the Commodore With the ZR1's V8


    • A Commodore with the Corvette ZR1's V8?

    In a couple years time, Holden will be ending production in Australia. But the performance arm is making sure it goes out with bang.

     

    Drive.com.au reports that Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is hard at work on a special edition on a Commodore model that will have the heart of the last-generation Corvette ZR1, the LS9 V8. With 638 horsepower on tap, this engine would make for the most powerful muscle car built in Australia. Currently, HSV's Clubsport GTS holds the title for most powerful muscle car with 577 horsepower. If the models does come to fruition, expect it to be named the GTS-R and have a small number of these models built.

     

    You might be wondering why HSV isn't using the newer LT V8 engines. The reason is HSV can't fit any of the LT engines into the Commodore's engine bay.

     

    HSV declined to comment on this story.

     

    Source: Drive.com.au



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    "You might be wondering why HSV is going with the newer LT V8 engines. The reason is HSV can't fit any of the LT engines into the Commodore's engine bay."

    Shouldn't the sentence say, "why HSV is NOT going with the newer LT V8 engines."

    I say - BUILD IT!

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    "You might be wondering why HSV is going with the newer LT V8 engines. The reason is HSV can't fit any of the LT engines into the Commodore's engine bay."

    Shouldn't the sentence say, "why HSV is NOT going with the newer LT V8 engines."

     

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    It has been fixed.

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    No, it hasn't been fixed. The car needs to be built. Then everything will be right with the world. And no "re-badging" for any different divisions. This needs to be Holden's final mark for their marque.

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    No, it hasn't been fixed. The car needs to be built. Then everything will be right with the world. And no "re-badging" for any different divisions. This needs to be Holden's final mark for their marque.

    This gets an upvote for the last four words alone.

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    Holden has been the most under-rated division of GM for so long. I remember seeing those cars first hand in New Zealand many years ago. It will be sad to see everything shut down but they deserve to go out in a blaze of glory.

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