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New HSV Clubsport launched


Australia gets high performance wagon

Holden Special Vehicles has launched the new ClubSport R8 Tourer in Australia.

The ClubSport R8 Tourer will be the company's first wagon since the all wheel drive Avalanche was released in 2003.

According to HSV's General Manager of Sales, Darren Bowler, the Tourer is a natural extension to the current HSV range of luxury and performance vehicles.

The Tourer is powered by the high performance LS3 engine producing 317kW of power and 550Nm of torque, making this one of the most powerful wagons in the world.

HSV s Chief Engineer Joel Stoddart said customers would appreciate the driving experience of the Tourer just as much as the HSV sedan range.

"We ve built on our knowledge gained since the launch of the E-Series range in August 2006, particularly in chassis development and tuning, coupled with the all new LS3 engine, to produce one of our best ever products," Stoddart said.

HSV has produced a handful of wagon variants over its 20 year history. Prior to the Avalanche, the company built 27 VT Senator Signature Estates in 1997.

HSV will build around 120 ClubSport R8 Tourers for the Australian market in 2008.

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