With a car like the 576-horsepower Gen-F GTS, Holden Special Vehicles is currently enjoying a lot of attention. Not just in the Australian and New Zealand markets, but globally, and here in the United States, as well. This has got HSV owner Ryan Walkinshaw looking beyond his traditional markets, and to places where one would never see an HSV, like North America.
Does this mean that the U.S.A. will get its own supercharged version of the upcoming Chevrolet SS — which is based on the Holden VF Commodore (and thus a relative of the HSV GTS)? Not necessarily. As Walkinshaw warns, there’s more to it than simply exporting the cars.
“There are relationships between General Motors USA and Holden and there are also a lot of cars of that nature in the USA already. GTS would be a bit different to what they have already, but as I say we would have to look at the business case,” he said in a Motoring report.“There are political issues and relationships that we have to understand in those sorts of things.”
That being said, there is expectation that the HSV GTS will at the very least find its way into the United Kingdom, where HSV cars are sold as Vauxhall VXR models.