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HSV GTSR W1: Performance Car Podcast

By Scott Newman, 01 Feb 2018 Performance Car Podcast

Discussing the greatest performance Commodores of all time

Performance Car Podcast HSV GTSR W1 cover

Welcome to the lucky 13th episode of the Performance Car Podcast.

In this episode Associate Editor Scott Newman is joined by long-time MOTOR contributors David Morley and Tim Robson to discuss the greatest ever fast Holden Commodores, fittingly, from inside the last and greatest performance Holden of them all, the HSV GTSR W1.

The episode was filmed on the way to Performance Car of the Year testing, in which the W1 was a participant, making it the last Australian-built car ever to take part in PCOTY.

Topics include their first exposure to a fast Commodore (1:10), on-track struggles (2:10), Holden's response and their editorial support (3:00), Commodores in Europe (4:45), the best memories from 30 years of driving Holdens (5:30), Aussie engineering ingenuity (6:40), MOTOR's epic Around Australia drive (8:15), interviewing those in Holden's inner sanctum (10:30) and Morley's marriage counselling service (14:30).

Discussion then turns to HSVs that have made an impression and how they've evolved (17:00), the mighty GTSR W1 (26:00), improving the last of the breed (27:35) and thoughts on the factory closure (29:00), which had just taken place as this episode was filmed.

We look forward to bring you more podcasts in 2018 and as ever any topics, cars or guests you'd like to see featured please let us know on Facebook or via motor@bauer-media.com.au.

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