NAME UN­CLEAR FOR LS9-POW­ERED CAR

Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

OUR COM-GENS pretty clearly sug­gest we think a “GTS-R” is scor­ing the LS9 but there’s more to it than that. Our moles tell us the LS9 mightn’t be the only new model HSV is work­ing on, and that we might see a GTS with an up­rated LSA as well – a sep­a­rate model to the LS9-pow­ered car. It’s not clear what the LS9 car will be called but con­trary to our com-gens, ap­par­ently not GTS-R. It could be more com­mem­o­ra­tive like “Fi­nal Edi­tion” (and hope­fully some­thing more imag­i­na­tive). We also know this LS9 mon­ster is likely to look very dif­fer­ent to the cur­rent GTS thanks to a brand new front bar – think W427-in­spired with GTS day­timerun­ning LEDs – which means our com-gens here, tech­ni­cally not on the money for the LS9-pow­ered car, could be very close to what the LSA-pow­ered “GTS-R” (if it’s called that) would look like. The bon­net pins are also a no-go un­der ADRs, but we in­cluded them be­cause, well, art. As for the banana yel­low paint­work and three-spoke wheels, we’ve gone for a more 21st cen­tury look, but HSV has shown in re­cent years it’s par­tial to a three- or six-spoke de­sign. Which­ever way HSV goes, ex­pect long-time Chief De­signer Ju­lian Quincey to cook up some­thing spe­cial for the last hur­rah.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.