The Holden Special Vehicles division holds a special place in the hearts of many Australian enthusiasts, as it represents the brand’s best in automotive performance. So for the division’s 25th anniversary, HSV re-launched a pair of niche performance vehicles: the HSV Commodore Clubsport sedan as well as the Maloo Ute.
Both rear-wheel-drive powerhouses come standard with a 425 horsepower LS3 engine under the hood, 20-inch wheels, 25th Anniversary badging, Sport Touring Suspension, four-piston brakes, and the obligatory sat-nav with a backup camera.
Upgrade to the “R8” level, and the power grows to 436 horsepower, and the brakes feature six pistons instead of a lesser four. In addition, the awesome Holden Enhanced Driver Interface comes into the picture. EDI displays everything from lateral and longitudinal G-forces, brake and throttle usage, a digital stopwatch, and a whole lot more.
The exterior appears to be more eccentric than ever before, with “Vector” hood and side scoops, and optional black-gloss 20-inch wheels, and LED lights decorating the lower fascia. Do these designs point towards what we will see in the upcoming VF Commodore and Chevrolet SS? That remains to be seen, but spy photos do provide a hint of evidence.