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16 January 2014

The Australian Muscle Car – Holden Special Vehicles

Australian muscle cars reached a different level when the Tom Walkinshaw Racing group from Britain and Australian manufacturer Holden established their collaborated company Holden Special Vehicle in 1987. Opening their doors for the first time in February 1988 was a major coup for the local industry as well as performance car connoisseurs. With TWR’s diverse interest in racecar development, the perfect foundation took the Australian market into unknown areas of sophistication and racing refinement. Gifted designers and engineers working diligently allowed the Melbourne based manufacturer with dealers across New Zealand and Australia the enviable reputation for technological achievement and innovation.

Luxury and performance motoring is what Holden Special Vehicles delivers with over 75, 000 HSV built for International and Australian markets. Since it’s unveiling of the first HSV the “Walkinshaw” in 1987 at the Sydney Motor Show the manufacturer has successfully combined outstanding new technologies in their cars. Sticking to the distinctive Holden Special Vehicle styling, they introduced Daytime Running Lamps, Competition Mode ESC, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Enhanced Driver Interface in their models.

HSV has so many ranges each with its own impressive models within, making a specific car stand out tremendously difficult. Worth mentioning though is the HSV GTS, which HSV stamped as their official flagship reaching 100km/h in 4.4 seconds. This is the fastest production car, which was ever produced in Australia. With its powerful V8 Cylinders in the 6.2L, engine it pushes 321kW at 6000rpm. With all the standard HSV features, the rear wheel drive, six-speed auto active SEQ transmission with overhead valve HSV GTS uses an EATON supercharger in achieving its impressive outputs. Fitted with an engine oil cooler, forged steel crankshaft and dual-mass flywheel, the GTS maintains its performance during heat of any racing and track work.

The ClubSport R8 model from Holden Special Vehicle features a 6.2-liter LS3 engine generating 550Nm of torque and impressive 325kW of power. With its distinctive appearance and part of the latest F range of HSV it is a modern, sophisticated and integrated design only HSV models own. Fitted with AP ventilated discs, forged 4-piston calipers, launch control, competition mode electronic stability, electric power steering and a driver environment leaving car enthusiasts breathless the ClubSport R8 has immense power and desirability.

There is no mistake in the durability, performance, and excellence of the HSV, however all cars do need batteries replaced from time to time; even a Holden Special Vehicle car battery needs replacement. A battery is something such as tires that always need replacement when not taken proper car of, it may leave you stranded at the side of the road unexpectedly. Calling 1300 468 931 if you are in the Sidney area however will have a professional technician by your side within minutes. This is the solution for roadside assistance whenever you break down due to a faulty battery, as all Holden Special Vehicle car batteries regardless of car model are available. Reliable 24/7 service when in Sydney by dialing 1300 468 931 for the best unbeatable prices for car batteries.

Prevention is even better than cure, is the popular saying and calling 1300 468 931 before you venture on the open road, you can get a quote for the price on replacing your battery. This service is free and place nobody under obligation and there is no call out fees or annual fees involved



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