Believe it or not, the HSV engineering team almost dropped the entire project of shoehorning a supercharged LSA engine into a line of Holden VF Commodores to create the HSV Generation-F line of performance cars. It almost proved to be too difficult, as the Commodore body didn’t adapt well to the supercharged powertrain. At least at first.
“There was a lot of pressure on this thing,”said HSV managing director Phil Harding in a Drive report.”You walk away and think ‘will we solve it or won’t we?,’ so there was a period of that, then there was a period of ‘will we get enough cooling [to key components such as the engine]?’.”
Even though we live in America, and currently haven’t a prayer to ever experience the might of the HSV Gen-F family, we still believe that their existence makes the world a better place. Because horsepower.