The 2015 HSV Senator SV may wear conservative sheetmetal, but it only acts as a trick of the eye. Like Daniel Craig in a finely tailored tuxedo, it seems harmless, but is able to carry out massive amount of damage. The 6.2-liter LS3 V8 is ready to throw 455 hp of roaring fury at whatever approaches.
But there’s more to the 2015 Senator SV than the massive powerplant. HSV head designer, Julian Quincey, sat down and remarked on what makes the 2015 Senator SV a rare beast for a chosen few.
Much thought was put into the design. Quincey says the team deliberately chose to keep things understated, and more elegant in design. Apparently HSV set out to create the ultimate sleeper vehicle. We think they succeeded. The design doesn’t like to brag about its sporting roots, but will happily chat you up with a burble of fiery V8 tones, should you choose.
There still remains a bit of attitude to this car, though. And that comes from sharp design creases, and deep black accents across the car. The front grille receives a matte black treatment, while the HSV logo pops with a sharp-glossy black. Black window surrounds and side-mirrors run the side of the car to carry on the look. In the rear, shadow chrome exhaust tips match the sinister sound emitted from the 2015 Senator SV.
While other HSV products ring more flamboyant in design, the 2015 Senator SV stalks prey in a sleek, sexy camouflage. That includes the fantastic looking five-spoke wheels HSV specifically designed for this car. Not only does it look great, but its the lightest wheel HSV has ever developed.
Inside, a few exclusive touches mark the car too. The doorsills read “Senator SV,” and the same badging is reflected in the center console. The greatest interior touch is the upon starting the car, where a unique Senator SV logo greets the driver upon boot up.
Only 52 Senator SVs will be produced in total. 50 for Australia, and two for New Zealand, meaning this will be quite a collector piece once the Commodore as we know it departs us. You can have a listen to Quincy’s remarks on the 2015 Senator SV in the accompanying video below.