This is an artist’s impression of what a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) edition of a V8-powered Cadillac CTS could look like – if they ever made one, that is.
Holden will wind down its Australian manufacturing operations in 2017, but the GM brand’s HSV division will live on beyond that date. We know it will continue in the performance-car industry, but which GM models it will tune remains a mystery.
We’ve heard all sorts of rumors, from developing and building high-performance versions of Holden’s imported range like the Cruze and even the alleged, North American-built replacement for the Chevrolet SS, to pumping up future Cadillac models.
None of this has been confirmed, but there’s no harm in using your imagination, especially if you can put it on paper, or rather on your PC screen, like Australian industrial designer, Michael Gray, did with his HSV version of the Cadillac CTS.
“Over the past 26 years, Holden Special Vehicles has become an Australian institution,” says Grey.
“Considering that a local RWD Commodore will no longer be available to use as base vehicle for future HSV models, I rendered this concept; using the Cadillac CTS as a base, customizing and tuning it locally to create a mid-size HSV-branded RWD V8 sedan. This is something that I believe HSV could and should do in the near future,” he added
Go ahead and check it out below before you tell us what you think about it in the comments.
Renderings courtesy of Michael Grey