If the 2017 GTSR W1 is a bit too rich for your blood, you will be delighted to know there are a handful of other ways you can step into an HSV GTSR. Only, it’s sans the “W1” badge.
Holden Special Vehicles has revealed its GTSR lineup, which sits below the halo-wearing, range-topping, utterly bonkers GTSR W1. The GTSR lineup consists of a GTSR sedan and GTSR Maloo. That’s HSV speak for “super fast ute.”
Highlighting the GTSR range is a slightly massaged 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 engine. With the help of a new performance air filter, HSV has added an additional 7 hp to the original power figures, bringing the grand total to 583 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque.
A new front bumper, LED running lights and wider front fenders play into the reborn GTSR’s aggressive stance. Out back, diamond-shaped tailpipes flank a restyled diffuser and an edgier rear bumper altogether. An “aeroflow” rear spoiler acts as a simple nod to the GTS-R of yore, albeit toned down some.
Both the GTSR sedan and Maloo feature ‘GTSR’-embossed ‘Hyper Dark Stainless’ ‘SV Panorama’ forged-alloy wheels. Said wheels hide upgraded brakes, too. Six-piston mono-block AP Racing calipers have been partnered with cross-drilled two-piece floating rotors.
Torque vectoring and HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface are standard, but only the GTSR sedan receives Magnetic Ride Control. The GTSR Maloo sticks with a single-setting “performance suspension”, as HSV described it.
To remind onlookers this is no ordinary HSV, GTSR badging is aplenty inside and out. HSV also says GTSR seats are the best it has ever done with diamond-quilted alcantara and red-stitched accents. For GTSR Maloo buyers, a unique, hard tonneau cover is also included with proper “GTSR” badging.
While the 2017 HSV GTSR W1 pushes well over six figures, locals can buy into the GTSR love affair at a slightly more affordable price point with the regular GTSR. The 2017 GTSR Maloo will start at $96,990 AUD ($73,440 USD), while the GTSR sedan bumps up to $109,490 ($82,905 USD).
Production of both the Maloo and sedan variants is stated to sit around 670 utes and 1,300 sedans respectfully. Meanwhile, the GTSR W1 will be capped at just 300.
HSV has played the nostalgia card in its final reveal of Commodore-based performance machines, and we have no doubt each and every GTSR will have no trouble finding a home.