The HSV GTS is based on the Holden Commodore with more aggressive styling and different badging. What appears above is a rendering from Steve Short and Carsguide.au, but it’s the powerplant that will have everyone in America wishing this was the Chevrolet SS (another Commodore variant) we’re getting.
The 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 packs 575 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque in the HSV GTS and could be the most powerful car Australia will ever produced as automakers continue to downgrade towards four-cylinder engines to maximize fuel efficiency. Electronic “torque vectoring” will be used in the HSV GTS to bring plenty of control to the hands of the driver while a new stability control system will have five settings that will adjust steering and suspension at the push of a button.
The HSV GTS will go on sale in Australia in the middle of this year with a starting price of around $100,000 Australian dollars (approximately $103,000 US). Standard on the powerful sedan will be 20-inch wheels and six-piston brakes.
Too bad it won’t be heading to America, but perhaps this will give SS owners some ideas for engine swaps.
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