Immediately after Holden Special Vehicles took the wraps off its most powerful production vehicle ever, the company stated each and every 2017 HSV GTSR W1 was indeed spoken for. Collective cries across Australia could be heard.
However, according to a new report from Wheels, locals may have another shot at owning HSV’s slice of Commodore history. HSV marketing and product planning general manager Damon Paull stated a number of “saleable pilots” would begin trickling into HSV inventories, while HSV holds onto a number of pre-production cars.
“We’ve got some pilot vehicles that will be added to that number,” he said. That number will still be capped around 300 vehicles total.
The pilot vehicles Paull referred to include vehicles that will serve as poster vehicles at auto shows and various events. Eventually, though, HSV will let them go to the public. Paull urged those interested to still place a formal order for a GTSR W1 in the event a pilot vehicle becomes available in the future.
If all options are exhausted in an attempt to own a W1, do know about one-third of the regular GTSRs are still awaiting owners. HSV will produce 1,000 GTSR sedans and 600 GTSR Maloos. Paull went on to state he believes customers and those potentially interested are beginning to realize this is it for the Zeta-based Commodore. El fin. Done. This has led to a major spike in interest.
“We launched on February 1 and we literally received inquiries that were two and a half to three times of an average month in February and orders about the same at three times.”
For Holden itself, the brand is offering up three limited edition Commodores to send off the locally-assembled nameplate, the Motorsport, Director and Magnum ute. Holden will even allow customers to choose their build numbers for the last of the breed.