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if the LS3 in the VFII were not enough, Holden Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles is go­ing all-out with its fi­nal tweak of the Com­modore, by fit­ting all mod­els with the su­per­charged LSA V8 pre­vi­ously re­served for the GTS.

The GTS still re­tains its flag­ship sta­tus thanks to a slight de-tune for the Club­sport, Maloo and Sen­a­tor, which have ‘only’ 400 kilo­Watts and 671 New­ton-me­tres. But those fig­ures still mean a 60-kilo­Watt boost from the Gen-F, as well as a stag­ger­ing 101 ex­tra New­ton-me­tres.

In ad­di­tion to the power boost from the en­gine, HSV has up­graded the driv­e­line with stronger gear­box, tail­shaft, dif­fer­en­tial and axle com­po­nents, as well as adding ex­tra cool­ing for the trans­mis­sion and en­gine.

Vis­ually, the Gen-F2 cars gain new-look 20-inch al­loys, the bon­net vents from the VFII, a swoosh-shaped in­sert on the Club­sport and Maloo, new side trims and a dif­fer­ent plas­tic panel un­der the tail.

The cost of the new en­gine is be­ing passed on to buy­ers, as the bot­tom line for the Maloo, Club­sport and Sen­a­tor have risen by up to $9500, to $76,990, $80,990 and $92,990 re­spec­tively. But the in­crease for the GTS is only $1500, leav­ing it at $95,900.

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