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Click above for high-res gallery of the Holden W427

They are having a different conversation in Australia than we are having up here, and we want in on it. Holden has just announced that the limited-edition Holden W427 will have 500 hp and 471 ft-lb of twisty motion. Sure, we have the Corvette Z06 -- which donated its engine for the W427 -- but Australia's only got 20 million peeps. And a bunch of them don't live in places where you could give this Holden a proper whipping.

The car will be held to just 427 units, and these units and their screaming red interiors will be arriving at dealerships with an MSRP of $AUD 150,000... plus taxes. Dealer allocation will be based on sales figures from last year. The W427's limited run will help it, to be sure, but the price is more than double the price of the Ford FPV F6, which goes for $AUD 65,990. The Falcon is down about 80 horsepower vs. the Holden, but it's also down on weight. We think it might be time for Holden to invite Autoblog Down Under to settle this once and for all.


[Source: Car Advice]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Hot Holden!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can't really compare Aus prices to US prices though, this costs slightly less than an m3 for comparison.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "$150,000.00 AUD = $143,049.64 USD"
        It is the price of a M3 (after dealer gouging)!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Flaspoint
        Buy a Pontiac G8 GT, replace the engine with a LS7 and you have one... well, almost.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ flashpoint,

        Wait for a special edition 427 Pontiac G8.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This thing is HOT. How do I get one in the states?
        • 7 Years Ago
        $150,000.00 AUD = $143,049.64 USD
        • 7 Years Ago
        "This thing is HOT. How do I get one in the states?"

        You can't.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This thing is HOT. How do I get one in the states?
      • 7 Years Ago
      If nothing else, America still has some of the world's greatest engines
      • 7 Years Ago
      To bad the wheels look ugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Check out the aux gauges -- good chance the G8 will be seeing these when the dopey digital ones die for MY09.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that's cheap for a car that can make it to the Moon. Hell, i'll buy one and win the Lunar X Prize...

      But seriously, that interior is too much. I had red interior in my 335i, but it was much classier then this.

      BTW
      $150,000.00 AUD = $143,049.64 USD
      • 7 Years Ago
      Roads filled with RWD muscle cars > Roads filled with trucks, SUVs and crossovers
      • 7 Years Ago
      a better question would be, "what is the most expensive car to produce for GM?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holden front end > Pontiac G8 front end
        • 7 Years Ago
        x2 if i was to buy a G8 i would get a Holden fron end imported and replace it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        agreed, sexy black grill design
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah, a little bit steep.

      just a few years ago the AU $ was about $.50 USD now their about even :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      well, assuming it is around 143k USD.... This makes it the most expensive production vehicle offered by GM....ever.... trumping even that ZR-1 thing everybody seems to like
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wasn't the civilian H1 was produced by AM General, but sold as a GM vehicle? Couple models of the Hummer H1 were retailing close to the 160K range. H1 production ceased in '06, but since we're talking about USD equivalents on a car that isn't slated for these shores yet, I think it's still apples to apples.

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