• Sep 2, 2008
Click above for a hi-res gallery of the ClubSport R8 Tourer

HSV's ClubSport R8 Tourer has officially arrived, giving our friends from Down Under the means to haul stuff, ass and any combination thereof as long as they part with $65K AUD. The super-duper Commodore SportWagon has got LS3 V8 power with 425 horses and 405 lb-ft of torque ready to transfer its rear tires to the ozone layer. To further underscore the undeniable awesomeness of this package, the standard gearbox is a six-speed manual. An automatic is available as an option, as are 20-inch wheels and a full-leather interior. Chances of us seeing this here? Essentially zero, since Pontiac is getting the Ute (G8 ST) instead of the wagon. That's just a shame. Sure, it's no Wagon Queen Family Truckster, but a hypothetical Pontiac G8 Safari GXP would deliver raucous fun for the whole family.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      *drool*
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad looking... kinda has a little Audi thing going on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      its great to read all the comments on this website! on the Australian CarAdvice post the users have done nothing but bitch about the 99c/L petrol price cap Holden is offering (nothing but criticism), and greenhouse emissions of this V8.

      nice to see appreciation for some hot machinery!
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Rafael

      No one hates station Wagons, it's just that there are no GOOD, AFFORDABLE wagons avaliable for sale, Look Audi,MB,BMW,VOLVO all are Luxury, even VW's are not all that cheap, plus VW makes bad cars (quality) i can asure you if Honda can bring a Wagon Accord that costs the same as Sedan, it will sell
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm disappointed that noone builds a car like an 95' Roadmaster LT1 Station Wagon anymore :(
        • 6 Years Ago
        this is why my 05 legacy gt wagon (manual) is holding its value so well. 300hp, awd and decent fuel economy. Who needs an suv?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something is happening about this car. Pontiac is going to get it....

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfrxO30wDPo

      Visit:
      http://Holden-usa.com
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoGuJMyQT4k
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pontiac needs to sell this here. Station wagons are going to take alot of the old SUV buyers and with style like this I couldn't see it failing. A V6 would have to be offered obviously.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Woot. That's sweet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Arrgh. That was supposed to be in reply to hidden hunter's comment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ponitac: PLEASE!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was fortunate enough to check out the Holden Wagon when in Australia a couple of weeks ago and was quite impressed. It had a great drive and looked good.
      Unfortunately I don't think that this would do well here in the US, mainly because people will still buy an SUV, CUV, crossover, SAV, etc. over a wagon. Oh well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i have always wondered why many N.American buyers hate station wagons?
      • 6 Years Ago
      If only Pontiac "designers" (....puke!) could keep their hands off the face. Those Holden's rock...until they get to America.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome...
      However premium priced so they did a Cadillac instead.

      I think this looks better than the Caddy.
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