• Jul 23, 2008
Click above for a hi-res gallery of the HSV W427

"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts." That's what Han Solo says about the Millenium Falcon. You could apply the same saying to the HSV W427 super-duper sedan just launched by Holden's in-house performance division. I mean, that front end has some serious issues, but the Corvette Z06's LS7 V8 lurks behind it, and it's no joke, giving the four-door 500 horses and 471 lb-ft of torque. Production is limited to 427 units total, 90 of which will be produced this year. All of those have already been spoken for at a heady $154,500 Australian dollars, including luxury tax. Buyers also get the opportunity to tour the cars' production facility, and get a letter from Tom Walkinshaw, who started HSV some 20 years ago. The "W" in the car's name is also a tribute to him. HSV says that the W427's angry fascia emphasizes the cooling needs of the 7.0L V8. We think it mostly tells drivers who catch it racing up in their rearview to simply move out of the way...or be swallowed whole. We hear the car runs best when fed a steady diet of FPVs.

A slew of new photos have dropped in conjunction with the car's production launch, all of which can be seen in the gallery below.


[Source: HSV]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      suck ups.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Alex great pics.

      i read about this a couple months ago in (insert preferred car mag name here). i would like to see this model in the US as well, ranked above the GXP of course (SD? WS6? Formula?) maybe wake up an old name...
      G8, G8 GT, G8 GXP, G8 Formula
        • 6 Years Ago
        Alex, I was just trying to throw you a bone, after one day you were digging for compliments on your pics, lol
        • 6 Years Ago
        Havoc, these are just GM-sourced press pics, FYI. For great pics, see "Phillips, Drew" and Nissan GT-R...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All hail the Mother Hoon-land!
      • 6 Years Ago
      it looks awesome, probably sounds awesome too, but this costs too much. :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh Mama that's nice! Love the body lines, wheels, interior, everything. Kind of surprised they went with the LS7 in a car that expensive instead of the LS9. If Caddy can run the LS9 I don't think this would be any less deserving.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts." That's what Han Solo says about the Millenium Falcon. "

      shouldnt this be reserved for the FPV Falcon?
      LOL
      NICE setup
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's still got less torque than the 6 cylinder FPV F6 and more weight over the front end.

      Looks good in the metal but....
        • 6 Years Ago
        CRAZY you can have your FPV your choice, W427 for me,
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like an Audi on steroids. I like it, especially the strong-contrast interior. Too bad GM revised the styling when converting the Holden to a Pontiac-- I like this much better.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lets face it... this thing will get impounded under "hoon" laws based on looks alone. too bad the cops cant keep up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ba-duh-buh-buh-buh: I'm lovin' it! (don't sue me McDonald's!)
      Is this the Vauxhall VXR8 or is this higher performance? I'm wondering because the rear lights look the same.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Higher performance. The VXR8 is a rebadged HSV Clubsport R8, which we're essentially getting as the Pontiac G8 GXP. None of the above get the LS7 -- it lives in only two cars: the Corvette Z06 and this puppy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the blacked out faces of Ford's & Holden's sedans look awesome. Wish we could get a couple of those up here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I tend to agree, but I am just not crazy about the giant square this car's mug is forced to wear.

        The Alice Cooper war paint on the FPVs gets the win, in my book. Of course, I'd happily park any of these things in my own garage...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anything with an LS7 in it is a winner in my book.
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