• Oct 9, 2008
Click above for hi-res gallery of the HSV SV08

It's anniversary time in Oz for HSV, Holden's high-performance division. That means stripes, stickers, commemorative badges and a pair of new unveilings at the Sydney Motor Show. In HSV's case, at least, the extra pieces of flair go on fire-breathing, tire-shredding LS3-powered monsters, so the usual lameness attached to these sorts of things goes right out the window. The 40th anniversary of the GTS nameplate's first appearance (on the '68 Monaro) means we get a special HSV GTS 40th Anniversary model. And since 20 years have passed since the original SV88 appeared, a special edition HSV Senator Signature dubbed SV08 has also been unveiled. HSV will build 100 of the Anniversary GTS models and just 50 SV08s. And yes, we'd happily take one of each, thank you.



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      Shannon
      • 7 Days Ago

      Its got some class, but unfortunately as like most cars today it lacks that distinct look like the older models had!

      Shannon. G.

      http://www.tattooshopsmelbourne.com.au

      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW...

      If that Senator were offered stateside as a Buick Grand National, or Regal Grand Sport, or something...

      A G8 GXP with a near-lux interior, and a bit more refined fascia and grillework, and the subtle bootlid spoiler...

      THAT would be slick. Even if it came with the 3.5 DI V6, or a last-gasp Northstar, instead of a small-block.

      All black or the pearl Red from the CTS.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, if either of those were sold in the States, I'd grab one up in a second. Really attractive cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No it's ugly and would you be willing to pay ten times what it's worth .
        • 6 Years Ago
        Go buy the G8 and change the front clip, it can probably fit.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Just like the Mondeo.
      The cool American cars are only made in other countries.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice car....I love those rims!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. Holden is now a subsidiary of Volvo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That first pic makes it look like a Volvo...
      • 6 Years Ago
      ....the rims on the Senator that is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh, Holdens suck. They take American muscle V-8s and put them in tiny, ugly little cars. Big time FAIL. I will stick to REAL American muscle, thank you very much.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm just wondering what you consider "tiny" - you know this car is bigger than an Impala, right?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car still looks too much like some 1990s Opel Omega:

      http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Opel_Omega_front_20080118.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        OK I am squinting and I still can't see what you are talking about!!!

        The old commies used to look like the Opel because THEY were based on it... This is completely new from the ground up.

        ps The Senator only looks good in Black.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did they just take a Holden and make it look like a volvo with gills?
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