• Feb 5th 2007 at 11:05AM
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Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of Ford and GM Holden muscle cars.

At the Brisbane Motor Show, which started on Friday, Ford and GM Holden had plenty of muscle on display at their booths courtesy of their tuning groups, Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) and Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) respectively. Highlights included the HSV GTS, Clubsport R8, Senator Signature and Grange, while over at FPV, the Force 8, F6 Typhoon and others were proudly displayed.

Aggressive styling, fat alloys, huge red brake calipers, gills, rear wings, fog lamps, dramatic chrome badges, extra centre console-mounted dials and loud colours all seemed to be common elements across both ranges. Some of the highlights included the FPV Force 8 with its evil-looking black paint job, and the fully kitted out HSV Senator Signature with its circular, LED tail lights.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Gas must be like 50 cents a gallon in Australia.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5 'Gas' (we call it petrol because its a liquid ;) - i know i know its short for gasoline) is actually $1.20 + per litre in Australia. A gallon has 3.8 litres. And the aussie dollar is 80c US.

      So that would make Aussie gas prices at $3.65 Per gallon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pontiacs are all ugly. Even that signature grill is ugly. This car would sell like hotcakes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The difference is that people who buy $70k German sedans can generally afford the gas to drive them.

      • 8 Years Ago
      #1s comments are interesting. I was thinking about it last week:

      I can't think of a single GM brand that I find attractive. They are all damaged goods to me, and they mostly all lack more than one model I consider tolerable. People here may argue that my concerns are unfounded and ignorant, but I'd argue back that I am clearly not alone, a large percentage of the public agrees with me, and if we're wrong it's GMs problem, not ours.


      However, every Holden I've seen here has been quite nice. And the brand doesn't have the taint that GM and Chevy have. It's new to us and it's got a nice ring to it.


      I can't understand why they haven't been brought here, exact, with the division allowed to keep working without interference. Would anyone truly miss Pontiac if the brand was sent to pasture and replaced with Holden? More importantly, would anyone under 30 feel this way?

      • 8 Years Ago
      The wheels on the orange car look identical to those in that G8 sneak peek.
      • 8 Years Ago
      HMMMMmmm
      SWEET JESUS... bring this to the US, along with the HOLDEN brand.. and dump Pontiac.

      This is the stuff that should be scaring people into driving.. not that GTO mess thats out now
      • 8 Years Ago
      Check out the 'sneak peak' picture of the front corner of the Pontiac G8, compare it to the Holden's front corner. I think Pontiac is getting Aussie cars while Saturn gets European cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah those are some great shots of parts of a car... Who was taking the pictures that day?

      Ford needs to update the styling of the Falcon. Its ancient and too much like the previous gen Holden Commodore. Sure it's got great stat's but it's stuck in the 90's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      are you joking? not a single underhood shot of the F6 Typhoon, or even the Falcon XR6?
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