1990 HSV COMMODORE VN SS GROUP A SV
HSV followed the attention-grabbing VL with an even wilder, albeit more aesthetically subdued, effort based on the thencurrent Holden Commodore VN. The HSV Commodore VN SS Group A SV kept the beefed-up 304ci Holden V8 engine, with slight revisions to engine internals and the twin-throttle-body intake manifold. The VN’s Group A SV was good for 215kW (288hp), and included a ZF six-speed manual gearbox, LSD, performance-oriented coil springs, Bilstein shocks, and heavy-duty sway bars. The vehicle was painted in a Durif Red finish, with a bodykit that was not only far more subtle than the preceding VL but also had improved aerodynamics. Another HSV homologation special, the production VN SS Group A SV was built to render the competition version eligible for Group A. Requirements required 500 road-going production units to be built, but the economic recession at the time rendered it unfeasible to sell 500 special units, so HSV was granted a special exemption from homologation requirements by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. The final production run of the VN SS Group A SV numbered 302 units, and it would be the last Group A homologation special produced by HSV.