A new generation of Australian Muscle cars has been born with the 430kW HSV Gen-F GTS. Thanks to the 6.2litre supercharged V8 borrowed from the Chevrolet Camaro LSA, it will produce 430kW/575hp and 740Nm of torque. Figures which are totally insane for a four-door sedan.
To also provide some more perspective is that the new HSV Gen-F GTS will produce just 25hp less than a 2012 V8 Supercar! In terms of acceleration the new GTS will sprint from 0-100km/h in less than 4.5 seconds and the top speed will be electronically limited to 250km/h.
Due to the huge power and performance there will be some new technology which we haven’t seen in a locally built car before. This includes electronic torque vectoring which you could say is Porsche inspired and there will be five different driving modes working with the stability control. The tamest of the modes is ‘comfort’ whilst the most extreme being ‘track’. Though we probably didn’t have to tell you that.
To boost the exotic feeling even further you’ll find the same shock absorber technology used by Ferrari which adjusts the damping forces extremely quickly to enable quicker response to road conditions.
Like the previous generations, there will be all the supporting performance tech to ensure that you’ll get the most out of the powerhouse and have some sense of reliability!
So now you’re wondering. What will this all cost, because this will surely make it more expensive to make right? Well, yes. Pricing is expected to be around $95,000 + on road costs, but when you compare it to European rivals you’ll be paying less than half of what they cost. Not bad bang for buck! Especially when you are getting a more powerful car than the legendary HSV W427.
In addition to the new GTS, the Corvette based 6.2litre V8 will be used in the new Clubsport R8 sedan and wagon, Maloo R8 ute, Senator and Grange luxury sedans. The power output options will be 317kW, 325kW and 340kW.
The GTS will be arriving in dealerships in September, with the rest of the HSV range arriving earlier in July. Already there have been over 150 orders for the GTS and it is expected to have its first production run sell out very fast.