HSV Builds Its Final Commodore-based Model

HSV has built its final Commodore-based model as the 275th Australian market GTSR W1 rolled off the assembly line earlier today.

The final model features a Light My Fire orange exterior and a number of carbon fiber components. The car is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine that produces 635 hp (474 kW) and 601 lb-ft (815 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential.

HSV intends to keep the GTSR W1 and HSV Managing Director Tim Jackson said “For all at HSV, this is a time for great reflection on what the company has been able to achieve to date. He added, “Any success we’ve enjoyed has been directly attributable to our passionate staff, our dedicated dealer-body and of course our loyal fans who have helped build this brand through its 30-year journey.”

The move was inventible as Holden built the final rear-wheel drive Commodore in October and that marked the end of mainstream automotive production in Australia following the exit of Ford and Toyota.

While HSV will stop building Commodore-based vehicles, the company has big plans for the future as it recently introduced the Colorado SportsCat. It will be joined by the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado HD later this year.

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  • Puddingpopper

    Whats Australia gonna do to get RWD horsepower now? Also curious on how the ‘ween off the car industry’ is going

    • Taegon Lewis

      That’s what I’m worried about.

      Ford killed the Falcon, in 2016, and replaced it with the Mustang. And, GM is continuing to water down the Commodore’s name, by transforming it into a lame Buick/Opel/Vauxhall, until the Camaro finally murders the old-yet-amazing super-saloon.

      Plus, Toyota is pretty much done, making cars in Australia; by, closing one of their factories. So, no more crazy Aurion (the Camry’s cooler cousin…) sleepers.

      Most of Australia’s car industry is near-death, when it comes to making domestic cars from foreign automakers. Like, cars that are built with national pride is non-existent, in Australia. (In my opinion. I’ve never been to the country; yet, I’ve fell in love with the cars, that are only available in their domestic market.)

      • Aussie

        They suck. we won’t miss them. just old american muscle cars with new clothes. One trick ponies at best.

        • Alex

          You’ve obviously not spent much time behind the wheel of a modern day Falcon or especially Commodore. They are so far from ‘one trick ponies’.
          It is an immensely sad time for us in Australia as we finally got the product right, just as the curtains closed

        • LWOAP

          I guarantee you they’ll be plenty of Aussies that will disagree with you and go on to say you don’t speak for all of them.

      • Zandit75

        Considering the Aurion and Camry were never RWD, I would never call the Aurion cool!

    • G82FS

      They are getting the Kia Stinger, it is not a Commodore but better than nothing…

  • Fitting tribute to last car ever produced in Australia, and I wish HSV is here to stay with their rebadged Chevrolet and upgraded 4×4.

    • casho2015

      HSV will stay

  • Six Thousand Times

    Really leads with its chin, doesn’t it?

  • Knotmyrealname

    Has HSV moved to Asia? Oh, my mistake, I did see a few white faces in the background.

  • Vassilis

    So sad.

  • Infinite1

    Such a shame to see it end

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