As you would imagine, everything, including the kitchen sink has been thrown at the GTR W1. It runs a six-speed manual and ‘race car spec’ suspension, which is SupaShock adjustable dampers instead of the Magnetic Ride Control units used on other HSV models. It also gets AP Racing brakes, said to be the biggest fitted to any Australian production car.
The final run of cars will celebrate the 30th anniversary and the GTSR W1 will be without doubt, the fastest production Holden/HSV yet. Little wonder then the HSV boss says interest in the final models has been strong.
In the end, Jackson summarises his viewpoint succinctly. “We get off on making great product – we [just] can’t do it for free. But what floats our boat is delivering great product to the customer, and in this instance, we think we’re going to do that.”
In New Zealand, the GTSR will be priced from $130,990 for the sedan and $117,490 for the Maloo. HSV confirmed that 1300 GTSR sedans will be built while Maloo numbers will be limited to 670.