Holden’s fast car release stalls
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.