Holden Special Vehicles sent the locally-made Holden Commodore out with a bang this year when it revealed the HSV GTSR W1. With its reveal, it became the most-powerful car ever built in Australia. Now, it could set a record for the most-expensive GTSR W1 sold to date. The estimated selling price? $300,000 AUD, or roughly $230,000 USD.
News.com.au reported on Wednesday that the high-profile HSV will head to auction this Saturday. The particular car is number 36 of just 300 HSV plans to build. If you missed it, the GTSR W1 features a 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 engine good for 635 horsepower at 6,500 RPM and 601 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 RPM. Plenty of other performance goodies are present, too, including a SupaShock suspension package to mimic V8 Supercars racers and a Tremec TR-6060 (MH3) close-ratio gearbox with help from a model-specific input shaft.
The most-expensive GTSR W1 sold to date went for $280,000 AUD, or $214,000 USD. The white example was number 110 of 300.
The car’s sticker price is no bargain at $170,000 AUD, or $130,000 USD, but the major markups aren’t shocking. HSV will be the final company to build a car in Australia when its final models finish up production. Holden itself ended production in Australia after 69 years this past October.