You’d be foolish to think Holden Special Vehicles would let the Zeta-based, rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore go quietly into the night. We know HSV has something special planned for the VFII Commodore, and it may have something to do with dropping an 6.2-liter LS9 supercharged V8 under the hood.
We’ve reported on the rumors, the trademarkings and more, but now the Australian public has made itself heard. Drive reports the unconfirmed return of the 2017 HSV GTS-R has potential customers mad, as in, waiting lists are already formed for an unconfirmed vehicle.
The report stated record interest for an HSV vehicle, with hundreds of customers ready to throw down cash on the mystery HSV vehicle. The GTS-R nameplate rose to prominence in 1996, when only 75 examples were produced when the nameplate first debuted. Now, GTS-Rs have become a money-fetching, HSV icon.
Drive reports its sources claim parent automaker, General Motors, has 140 LS9 V8 engines on standby, which would make a new GTS-R quite the rarity.
An HSV spokesperson declined to comment on future product (surprise!), but did state the company had received hundreds of people offering deposits for a 2017 HSV range vehicle.