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HSV unveils special models


Celebrating 40 years of the GTS

Holden Special Vehicles have launched two new models at this year's Australian International Motor Show, in addition to revealing the ClubSport R8 Tourer and W427 Showcar to a Sydney audience for the very first time.

The release was timed to celebrate 40 years of GTS with a special commemorative model, as well as unveiling a Senator Signature SV08.

The SV08 introduces the new TR6060 manual gearbox, which will become standard across the HSV model line-up later this month.

First appearing on a HK Monaro in 1968, the GTS nameplate has been part of the HSV lexicon since its return to the market in 1992 in the form of the 200kW VP GTS and has since been the hero car-line for the high performance car company.

To commemorate 40 years of GTS, just 100 specially released models will be built, featuring black heritage stripes, tyre pressure monitors and a commemorative '40 years of GTS' logo embedded on the headrest, brake calliper, sill plate and rear panel of the model.

Priced from AU$80,170, the new GTS is available in Sting Red and Heron White only.

Twenty years on from the SV88, Holden Special Vehicles has released a limited run of 50 HSV Senator Signature SV08s. Production is limited to 20 manual and 30 automatic Senator SV08 models priced from AU$82,700.

The luxury SV08 receives exclusive lower paint-outs, sill plates and additional chrome accenting on the side mirrors and door handles. The 20-inch Pentagon wheel is standard on this model.

The manual SV08 receives the new Tremec TR6060 gearbox and colour options are Nitrate (Silver), Sting Red and Voodoo (Blue).

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