With some big mus­cle

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the GTS had in­ti­mate knowl­edge of the supercharged V8. Early pro­to­types were as­sem­bled by hand, away from the reg­u­lar Holden pro­duc­tion line.

HSV has been able to keep the supercharged en­gine un­der wraps be­cause it is con­tin­u­ing with the Corvette-based 6.2-litre V8 for the rest of its model lineup, in­clud­ing the Club­sport, Sen­a­tor and Grange sedans and the Maloo ute.

There will be three en­gine out­puts avail­able from the reg­u­lar V8 — 317kW, 325kW and a new 340kW/570Nm Per­for­mance Pack op­tion that achieves the new peak thanks to a high­per­for­mance air in­take.

The 340kW is stan­dard on the Sen­a­tor and Grange lux­ury sedans and the Club­sport R8 wagon, and an op­tion on the Club­sport R8 sedan and Maloo R8 ute.

When Cars­guide asked HSV to com­ment on the new line-up the com­pany main­tained its si­lence.

HSV will launch its new Club­sport and Maloo lineup in June. The GTS starts pro­duc­tion in Au­gust.

This re­porter is on Twit­ter: @JoshuaDowl­ing

Pic­ture: JOSHUA DOWL­ING

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