Holden Special Vehicles outdid themselves with the Gen-F GTS, which could be interpreted as a four-door Chevy Camaro ZL1 if one desires, as it’s the most powerful vehicle Australia has ever produced by far. However, the chances of HSV doing something like that ever again appear to be slim-to-none, based on the words of HSV managing director Phil Harding.
“You’re going through the same hurdles (to add small amounts of power and torque) — certification, homologation, development, testing – and it’s just becoming hugely expensive,” said Harding in a GoAuto report. He also warns that what was just done with the GTS is essentially at “the legal limit” of the Australian Design Rules — the country’s standards for vehicle safety, emissions and anti-theft. Considering every LSA-powered vehicle for sale in America gets slammed with the gas guzzler tax, we’re guessing the HSV GTS encroaches on the emissions limit.
“I don’t need to keep outdoing myself each year, and since the E-Series upgrade was launched the progress of power increases has been slower than it has in the previous 20 years,” Harding stated.
Enjoy the Gen-F GTS while you can, Australia.