With some big muscle
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.
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