Holden Special Vehicles has something fun planned for next month. The company plans to yank back the sheets on the next generation of its HSV range, suitably named the Gen-F, on May 15. Holden had to do some quick stepping with its nomenclature this go around, and while names like "F Series" and "F1" dovetailed nicely with the 2013 VF Commodore, HSV had so skip those for obvious legal reasons.

HSV has been trying to keep details close to the chest until the official unveil, but the Australian sleuths at carsguide.com.au have unearthed a wealth of interesting information already. According to the report, the Gen-F will be the fastest and most powerful sedan ever sold in Oz, with 575 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque. That engine will be very closely related to the LSA mill found in the Chevy Camaro ZL1, which produces 580 horses in US trim.

Initial estimates put the 0-62 (0-100 kilometers per hour) run at "comfortably less" than 4.5 seconds, and top speed will reportedly be capped at 155 miles per hour. Expect high-tech wizardry in the suspension and electronics to keep the car planted, and expect a sticker price of around $95,000 in Australian dollars.

Australians can expect to see the cars hit the showroom by June 15, but reports indicate it won't be as outlandishly styled as the last-gen model seen above. Instead, expect a more subtle package for the Gen-F that lacks some of the scoops and wings seen in years past. More detail is available at the source link below for those interested in what may very well be the last super-powerful V8-powered factory Holden sedan in Australia.


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      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      The opposite of boring =)
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks menacing.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chevy. CHEVY. LISTEN. Make an SS based on this, WITH A MANUAL, and I WILL buy one. All that's preventing me from buying an SS right now is that there is no manual version. Seriously. People want sports sedans with manuals. Go to any G8 forum. You'll see 80 threads of people talking about "man, I thought I'd be OK with my GT having an automatic, but I can't take it, who's selling a GXP with a stick?".
      NTex
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks like a perfect SS SS. Or "S to the 4th Power."
      Ryan C. Lawson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I. Want. That. Here. In. The. US.
        Brodz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ryan C. Lawson
        It's Called the Chevrolet SS. So get down to your local Chevrolet dealer and put your money where your mouth is please.
          Jay-Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Brodz
          Actually just buy a G8 because its all the same, right?
      slap
      • 2 Years Ago
      The front looks like a cross between a Lexus and a Pontiac.
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          Matt
          • 2 Years Ago
          I agree, a manual and any other LS engine other than the LS3 is what the SS really needed.
        Daniel D
        • 2 Years Ago
        They also need to offer owners and potential owners a keyboard with no caps lock key.
        Jay-Zeus
        • 2 Years Ago
        Give it a break...
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        Sasha
        • 2 Years Ago
        I don't know, living in Australia, I always think these HSVs look pretty damn cool.
      nineeleventothecore
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the Webster's Dictionary's official definition of a 'Hot Mess'. Holy guacamole!
      Paul Ricketts
      • 2 Years Ago
      ........by taking Lexus styling cues, they've made it ugly..............that grill is nauseating............
        BahamaTodd
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Paul Ricketts
        HSV has used that front end styling since 2011 - 2 years before Lexus.
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ridiculous? Yes. Ugly? Kind of. Want one? Hell, yeah.
      rebman70
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will only be interested if we get a version of this in the US.
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