• Feb 28, 2008
Today at the Melbourne Auto Show in Australia, GM's Holden subsidiary is rumored to debut a new super sedan based on the Commodore and developed by its highly capable Holden Special Vehicles division. The exact nomenclature to be affixed to the sedan's flanks is unknown, but we expect a suitably sporty one like HSV GTSR, or something to that effect. It will powered by the 7.0L LS7 V8 from the Chevy Corvette Z06, which makes 505 hp in the Vette but will likely be detuned a smidge to just under 500 hp in the Holden, and could cost upwards of $150,000 in Aussie money. Reports suggest it will also have a cache of accompanying hardware to back up the monster motor like the largest brakes ever used on a Holden and lots of trickle down technology from Australia's V8 Supercar racing series. It will be built by hand away from the common Commodores, but still be covered by Holden's 3-year, 100,000 kilometer warranty. This will be fastest and most expensive (by far) vehicle that Holden has ever produced, and despite increasing concerns over the cost of gas in Oz, the brand believes it will have no trouble securing buyers for its limited allotment. We'll bring you more pics of the car after it debuts to what will surely be an astonished Australian market, but until then you can wrap your mind around the idea that what fits underneath the hood of this car should also fit in the engine bay of the Pontiac G8 and Chevy Camaro.
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      THIS is what the G8 GXP should be...
        • 6 Years Ago
        There is a better chance the GXP will have an LS3. 500 HP would put it too close to the CTS-V
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am guessing that Australia doesn't have a CAFE-like regulation, so forget about this coming here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Note to NASCAR: ".....and lots of trickle down technology from Australia's V8 Supercar racing series."

      See Racing is supposed to improve the breed. All Manufacturers should pull their support from CRAPCAR, and form their own Series.

      Did any of you here get an earful of what Darrell Waltrip had to say last week? Question: Are the Waltrips and the (WhiteHouse) Bush(s) related?
        • 6 Years Ago
        You actually listen to the guys talking? I can't stand them anymore. I pretty much stopped even watching NASCAR since Papyrus stopped making NASCAR games and hosting online racing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its ugly as hell!
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      Melbourne Florida is better!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Word to Gooch, my vacation is Sydney was the best I've ever taken. The country and it's people are spectacular (and don't forget the women). If anyone has the opportunity to go to Australia definitely take it. I hope to go back sometime real soon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WANT! I'll take mine in HRT Toll racing livery!

      http://www.hrt.com.au/racing/2008/

      - R
      • 6 Years Ago
      How can one company go so wrong at its home base and hit a home run after another abroad?? Someone please explain that to me. IMHO, the whole US division of GM should be canned and the aussies should be appointed in their place. Then we will see the germans being spanked.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow...