HSV builds its final Holden Commodore-based super sedan - Talk About Cars
Australia's semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, has made a name for itself over the past three decades by churning out meaty muscle cars based on successive generations of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores. All of that has come to an end, however, as HSV on Wednesday announced the construction of its final Commodore-based model. The car appropriately is a 2017 GTSR W1, a 635-horsepower super sedan powered by the same LS9 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 fitted to the C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The GTSR W1 was unveiled last year as the swan song for HSV's run of Commodore-based models, with just 300 earmarked for the Australian and New Zealand markets. The final car, finished in a signature Light My Fire burnt orange color, will be retained by HSV for its heritage collection. "For all at HSV, this is a time for great reflection on what the company has been able to achieve to date," HSV Managing Director Tim Jackson said in a statement. "Any success we've enjoyed has been