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24HSV rolls out new 577-hp GTS Maloo ute [w/video]

Last month, we brought you word that Holden was planning a new performance model that promised to be the fastest and most powerful ute in the world. And here it is.

13Holden poised to build world's fastest ute, 577 hp on tap

While America has its ongoing performance war among the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, a similar battle in Australia might soon be going out with a bang. Both Ford and Holden are cutting back on local production in the coming years, but their performance brands are firing off one last salvo of insanely powerful utes that are some of the wildest vehicles ever to come from the land Down Under.

2HSV to keep plugging away after Holden Commodore production ceases

Australian muscle car fans rejoice. The Holden brand will stop building cars domestically in 2017, but the Holden Special Vehicles performance company will remain to produce more fast cars in Oz.

10Walkinshaw to jump from Holden to Chevy Special Vehicles?

The name Walkinshaw carries with it a proud history of collaborating with major automakers to produce some of the most lust-worthy racing machinery and road-going performance vehicles ever known. The Jaguar XJR-9 was developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing. So were the Nissan R390, Porsche WSC-95 and Mazda MXR-01 – top-tier Le Mans prototypes all. Walkinshaw helped Jaguar develop the XJR-15 and XJ220 supercars.

32Burnout turns Holden HSV Clubsport into epic fireball

Michael 'Gup' Gilbert is the Australian owner of Powercruise. The cruising car show is for those who like to "beat on their cars rather than look at them from their lawn chair," touts the company's web site. Understandably, the mastermind behind the event has build some very impressive street cars, including the heavily modified Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) making a rather abbreviated appearance in the video below.

70HSV Gen-F is for those who have decided not to resign from life

The "buy our product and leave your mundane life behind" call to action is a time-honored marketing trope for all kinds things, from light beers (any of which are capable of turning your sleepy weeknight into an impromptu supermodel-infested club outing) to hair replacement solutions (just look at how confident that guy looks while water skiing!). But few do this zero-to-hero, take-control-of-your-destiny schtick as well as the auto industry.

28HSV boss says Australia's power wars are over

Phil Harding, managing director of Holden Special Vehicles, says the Australian power wars are effectively over. GoAuto has quoted Harding as saying that it's simply becoming too expensive to continue to pursue ever more engine performance thanks in part due to extensive certification, homologation, development and testing requirements. Whereas HSV was once able to extract an extra 67 horsepower from an engine with a given investment, the same outlay today will see a bump of less than 7 hp, acco

52HSV unholsters Holden Gen-F lineup [w/video]

Here it is, folks. Right on schedule, Holden has revealed full details on its reborn range of HSV Gen-F models. The bulk of the new HSV machinery will go on sale next month, though the baddest of them all, the supercharged HSV GTS, will reportedly be delayed until September.

43Next-gen Holden HSV range coming next month

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.

36HSV celebrates quarter-century of smoking tires with 25th Anniversary GTS

When it comes to rear-drive, V8 performance sedans, few do it like HSV. Australia's Holden Special Vehicles makes a high-horsepower hoon-happy saloon called GTS (known elsewhere as the Vauxhall VXR8) based on the Holden Commodore. With General Motors LS V8 power under the bonnet, the GTS makes us pine for the days of the Pontiac G8 GXP and hopeful for the outlook of the forthcoming Chevrolet SS.

47HSV sales strong despite Aussie slump, around 20% of Ford Falcon sales

The economic doldrums are having a hard time sullying the teflon-coated sales numbers of Holden Special Vehicles, the division that serves the same purpose within Holden that AMG does within Mercedes-Benz. Despite a slump in purchases of large sedans that has affected General Motors' standard Holden Commodore and savaged the Ford Falcon, the pricier and thirstier HSV models are, according to the division's CEO Phil Harding, doing fully 20 percent of Ford Falcon sales. Note, that's not 20 percent

33Report: Chevrolet Cruze could get the HSV treatment Down Under

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback – Click above for high-res image gallery

45Aussie Envy: HSV E Series 2 lineup unveiled

The HSV E Series 2 lineup - Click above for a high-res image gallery

47VIDEO: Top Gear flogs the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst and HSV Maloo

Top Gear gets busy with some Aussie muscle -- Follow the jump to watch

15Melbourne 2009: Limited edition HSV Senator unveiled

Click above for a high-res gallery of the HSV Senator

18HSV unveils 40th Anniversary GTS, SV08 in Sydney

Click above for hi-res gallery of the HSV SV08

21Duel: HSV GTS and FPV GT-P face off Down Under

FPV vs. HSV is basically Australian for "Ford vs. Chevy," but on steroids. The two performance divisions have elevated the production of the muscle sedan to an art form, with audacious looks and big power ruling the day. It's as if the original American muscle car era never ended, but got a passport and moved Down Under. Granted, we in the States don't have much to complain about lately, with Aussie muscle now available in a Pontiac wrapper, as well as the 21st century editions of Camaro, Challe

26Oz-some: HSV W427 launches Down Under

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1Holden performance group looking to diesel and hybrids

General Motors' down under crew at Holden have been busy of late creating the Zeta platform that underpins most of the company's lineup of coming rear wheel drive cars. Holden has its own tuning division known as Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) that produces the really high performance variants of the Holden vehicles. HSV is facing the same realities as high performance groups like Mercedes' AMG and Audi's Quattro GmbH. They know that they will have start migrating to more efficient powertrains, a

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