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Ultimate HSV coming to NZ


Seven lucky owners will pay premium price

New Zealand customers will be able to buy the ultimate Holden Special Vehicles sedan, the W427, for the ultimate price of $194,500.

The price is reflective of the collector status of the vehicle -- HSV said it will only build 427 cars, with only seven allocated to New Zealand.

The W427 first appeared at tthis year's Melbourne Motor Show, with its 7.0-litre V8 engine courtesy of a Chevrolet Corvette.

It produces 375kW/640Nm, and the "427" name comes from the cubic capacity of the engine in inches.

The W427 features a specific brake set-up with 50 per cent more pad area than the 6.2-litre HSVs.

The front fascia is unique to the W427, as are the three-piece carbon fibre rear spoiler and 20-inch alloy wheel design. The interior, including the steering wheel, is finished in lurid red leather.

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