The 2017 Holden Special Vehicles GTSR W1 is effectively the Holden Commodore’s big, grand going away party. After October of this year, the Zeta-based sedan will be gone for good, and the blokes at HSV made sure one last rambunctious thing left the factory. Those who were lucky enough to snag one of the 300 are placing lofty price tags on them, though.
Second-hand sellers are putting big premiums on the sport sedan—as high as an extra $160,000 USD, according to Drive.
With a C6 Corvette ZR1-sourced 6.2-liter LS9 supercharged V8 engine producing 635 horsepower and 601 pound-feet of torque, the HSV GTSR W1 is the most powerful production car from Australia. Such an accolade warrants premium pricing. HSV turned that assumption into truth when it announced the car would cost $125,455 USD.
The most expensive model currently on sale in Australia is listed for $210,350 USD, which marks the aforementioned $160,000 premium. The GTSR W1 is a heck of a car, but an extra $160,000 is a lot to swallow, even if it is limited to only 300 cars.
But, it’s also a piece of history. The W1 represents HSV’s final, RWD Commodore-based car ever. Maybe that’s worth more than any premium to some buyers.