HSV particularly has some special plans, including an all-but-confirmed return of the HSV GTS-R. However, like many previous reports, we were under the impression a 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 engine would be under the hood. That is not the case, according to LSXtv. We’ve heard the news before, but it is the first time we’ve heard confirmation.
Instead, the LS9 V8 engine will be saved for something even more special (read: exclusive) for HSV fanatics. The report goes on to state the GTS-R will return, but a familiar 6.2-liter LSA supercharged V8 will be present, much like the current Gen-F2 range of HSVs.
While fewer than 250 GTS-Rs are reportedly in the works, the real finale, featuring the LS9 engine, will be dwindled down to less than 140 units of production.
As to when these projects will see the light of day, we can’t say for sure. But, with the 2017 model year for the VF Commodore around the corner, you can bet details will begin to trickle out as the sand in local manufacturing’s hourglass begins to run out.