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Rumorpile: HSV To Be Rebranded To Walkinshaw Next Year

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Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has been the creator of some of the maddest Holden performance vehicles like the GTSR W1 which features a 6.2L supercharged V8 with 636 horsepower. But the HSV name could be a thing of the past.

CarAdvice has learned that HSV will be changing its name to Walkinshaw beginning next year. This information first was revealed by a source earlier in the year and was confirmed by three HSV dealers this week. This change means future HSV products will wear the Walkinshaw nameplate - possibly beginning with the Colorado pickup.

HSV was established back in 1987 as a joint-venture between Holden and Tom Walkinshaw Racing. This replaced the Holden Dealer Team (HDT) special vehicle operation being run by famed Australian racing driver Peter Brock.

The name change could also hint that the company could import other models from the GM portfolio such as the Camaro and Corvette.

Source: CarAdvice


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Very Cool :metal: This should help GM sell existing product rebadged as Holden and Holden Walkinshaw editions. 8)

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Thought some might enjoy seeing who this racing team is.

Walkinshaw racing web site

Holden HSV Racing web site

Interesting to see how things change over the next year with this.

Interesting note is that Walkinshaw races Nissan 370's not Holdens. Wonder if this will change in the near future.

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IIRC TWR used to race Jaguars...they were behind the engineering of the Jaguar XJ220 in the 90s.  

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Kind of surprising to see them continuing a Holden performance sub-brand given the demise of their main product platform... 

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