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HSV GTSR revealed

By David Morley, 01 Feb 2017 News

HSV GTSR revealed

Beefed up beast available as a sedan or ute

HSV is determined that its locally-made range isn’t going to go out without a proper bang.

Over and above its LSA models (which also get an upgrade for the last fling) there’s a new range that recalls a famous HSV tag, the GTSR line-up.

Based on the 430kW GTS, the reborn GTSR family includes a sedan and a Maloo ute as well as the headlining W1 which deserves a separate discussion on its own.

HSV GTSR rearThe point is that with just 300 W1s to be built and a price-tag you can’t jump over, it’ll be the other GTSR models that will be actually attainable. So what do you get?

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Well, over and above the GTS, the GTSR gains an extra five kiloWatts thanks to a new air-filter assembly that bumps grunt to 435kW while torque stays the same 740Nm.

HSV GTSR ute frontThe GTS-R sedan and ute also pick up the wild, six-piston AP brakes and the 410mm front rotors that use a two-piece floating design with alloy top-hats and anti-rattle clips. Wheels and tyres are 20-inchers with ContiSportContact hoops in a 265mm front, 295mm rear fitment.

But the fronts now have a different offset; a move that’s been made possible by a wider front guard. That’s also forced a new front apron so HSV gave the whole body kit a once over, winding up with bonnet vents, fender vents, a new rear fascia, rear spoiler and a diffuser.

HSV GTSR interiorInside, it’s alcantara and leather and it’s yours for $109,490 for the GTSR sedan and $96,990 for the Maloo version.

To read more on HSV's 2017 range click here.