New­breed flexes old-style mus­cles

Herald Sun - Motoring - - What’s On -

Most cars have gone to Perth, with some on the Gold Coast, Syd­ney, Bris­bane and Mel­bourne.

This model joins three Her­itage Retro se­ries mod­els pro­duced by HDT Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles since Cham­pion bought the com­pany in 2007.

It has the same per­for­mance pack­age as the cur­rent se­ries Blue Meanie, with a 350kW 6-litre V8 that can be op­tioned up with a big­ger cam for 400kW or a su­per­charger bring­ing peak power to as much as 450kW.

By com­par­i­son the HSV Clubs­port pro­duces 325kW.

The cars come with HDT cus­tom­style body kit in­clud­ing bon­net scoop, cus­tom leather seats, car­bon fi­bre dash and triple gauge clus­ter, HDT en­gine cov­ers, HDT bil­let caps and a HDT build plate (1 of 30).

The brand had been dor­mant since 1987 with two dif­fer­ent own­ers pro­duc­ing parts but not cars un­til Cham­pion bought it.

Brock leg­end lives on: the 30thanniver­sary HDT Com­modore.

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