Holden’s fast car re­lease stalls

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By JOSHUA DOWLING

The ar­rival of the fastest and most pow­er­ful car ever made in Aus­tralia — the su­per­charged Holden Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles GTS — has been de­layed by up to two months.

The rest of the HSV range went on sale two weeks ago and the first cars ar­rived in show­rooms last week. But HSV and Holden engi­neers are still do­ing fi­nal test­ing of the GTS, which has been in Swe­den, Detroit and Aus­tralia dur­ing its de­vel­op­ment.

Deal­ers have sold out their first al­lo­ca­tion of the GTS sedan de­spite cost­ing close to $100,000 on-the-road.

Its 430kW of power equals the out­put of the fastest fam­ily-sized sedan from Mercedes-Benz.

Mean­while the high­per­for­mance Clubs­port sedan — based on the new Holden Com­modore VF and the en­try to the HSV range — starts at $60,990 plus on-road costs, which is $4000 cheaper than be­fore and the same cost as a Clubs­port 10 years ago.

HSV sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Tim Jack­son said GTS buy­ers ‘‘won’t have to wait much longer’’.

The HSV GTS will be ex­ported to the UK this year and the com­pany is look­ing at other ex­port op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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