Last-ever HSV ClubSport R8 and Maloo R8 to get special edition send off
The last ever HSV ClubSport R8 and Maloo R8 will get a special edition send off with the car tuner dropping in a 340kW 6.2L V8…
WITH HOLDEN CLOSE to turning off its production line in Adelaide, long-time Holden Commodore tuning house HSV has announced it will a handful ofrelease limited-edition models. HSV will fit both the ClubSport R8 and Maloo R8 with a 340kW 6.2L V8 (the first time this LS3 engine will have featured in the two models in 2016) and to further differentiate the two, they’ll get an SV Black added to their name.
More than just a longer name, though, the ClubSport R8 SV Black and Maloo R8 SV Black will follow in the footsteps of the 2011 SV Black range, adding Satin Black 20” alloy wheels, black AP Racing forged 4-piston brake calipers, black door surrounds and lower door accenting, shadow-chrome exhaust tips and distinctive black badging. The interior, too, mirrors the supercharged models but with leather-clad sports bucket seats and unique sill and ID plates.
With production due to commence in June, Recommended Retail Prices will start at $62,990+ORC for the Maloo R8 SV Black and $65,990+ORC for the ClubSport R8 SV Black.
“These SV Black models represent the very essence of HSV – great value performance cars. They will, quite simply, be the best value limited editions we’ve ever offered”, said HSV’s Managing Director, Tim Jackson.
Two further and final LS3 limited edition models will follow in September with the launch of both “Grange SV” and the race-inspired ClubSport R8 “Track Edition”. Grange SV will feature 20-inch SV Rapier Gloss Black forged alloy wheels with black AP Racing forged 4-piston brake calipers, shadow-chrome exhaust tips plus distinctive black accenting on the grille surround, driving light bezels, fender vents, mirror scalps, lower air in-take surround, boot-lid applique’, door mouldings and badges. With unique I.D. and sill plates, and each vehicle individually numbered, the vehicle’s exclusivity is assured. The list price is expected to remain unchanged at $86,990+ORC.
“For almost 20 years, Grange has stood proudly as the long-wheel-base flagship of the HSV range; built to order for a very exclusive customer base. It is a fitting tribute that the last 50 Grange’s ever to be built will carry the exclusive “SV” moniker”, Jackson said.
And finally, the last of HSV’s “LS3” limited edition models, the ClubSport R8 Track Edition will get 20-inch “Blade” forged alloy wheels and yellow AP Racing forged 6-piston brake calipers. It will offer “performance suspension” which has seen spring and damper rates stiffened, while a Hyperflow Performance spoiler and suede-covered sports profile steering wheel round out the package. It’ll be priced from $68,990+ORC. Production will be limited to only 150 vehicles (plus 6 for New Zealand).