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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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10. VS GTSR (1996)

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In early 1996, HSV literally rocked the performance car pages of the nation’s car magazines with the release of the bright XU3 yellow VS GTSR. It was as close as an HSV road car could get to its race winning Holden Racing Team cars of the 1996 season.

Only available in one bright colour – Yellah – the GTSR was available with a 6-speed manual transmission and featured a look-alike rear spoiler from that of the HRT race car. Carbon fibre decor panels were also used on the exterior for the first time in HSV production.

HSV VS GTSR owner, Andrew Quinlan:

"The VS GTSR has always been my favourite HSV model, with its bold yellow and carbon fibre exterior and supercar style rear wing, it was the next best thing to driving the HRT championship winning car of the era. I've owned 5 examples of the VS GTSR, and never been without one - always striving for a better, lower kms example. I now currently own build numbers 001 & 002. One of which is a very low km original HRT blueprint car and the other a non-optimised version that I drive more regularly. I’m an extremely passionate HSV enthusiast, having owned over 40 HSVs! I can’t wait to see what the future of HSV will bring, but for now my VS GTSR is my ultimate dream car! The GTSR is such an important member of my family, it even has its own air-conditioned and carpeted bedroom in our family home!”

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KEY MOMENTS AND MODELS IN HSV’S HISTORY

1. Concept Car Innovations

2. VL Walkinshaw (1988)

3. VN SV5000 (1989)

4. VN ClubSport (1990)

5. VG Maloo (1990)

6. VN Group A SS (1990)

7. VP GTS (1992)

8. VR GTS (1994)

9. VS GTS (1995)

10. VS GTSR (1996)

11. VSII Grange (1996)

12. VT GTS (1997)

13. VTII SV99 (1999)

14. VX ClubSport R8 (2000)

15. VX GTS (2000)

16. GTS Coupé (2001)

17. VY GTS (2002)

18. GTS Coupe Series 2 (2003)

19. Coupe4 (2004)

20. Z Series Maloo R8 (2004)

21. Z Series Signature Coupé (2006)

22. E Series GTS (2006)

23. W427 (2008)

24. E Series 2 GTS (2006)

25. 20 Years of Maloo (2010)

26. E Series 3 GTS (2011)

27. 25th Anniversary GTS (2012)

28. GEN-F GTS (2013)

29. GEN-F GTS Maloo (2014)

30. GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 LSA (2015)

31. GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 Track Edition (2016)

32. HSV Founder, Tom Walkinshaw

33. HSV Builds 75,000th Vehicle

34. HSV’s Owners Clubs

35. Car Badges Over the Journey

36. HSV Moves to Clayton

38. GEN-F Launch

39. World’s Fastest Ute

40. GEN-F2 LS3 Limited Editions

41. Ambassadors through the years

42. HSV Drive Experience program

43. HSV Television Commercials

44. 25th Anniversary ClubSport R8

45. 50,000 Strong

46. Ambassador “Driven by…” Series

47. HSV builds its 40,000th vehicle

48. E Series Launch

49. GTS Maloo

50. HSV Performance Technologies

51. Cameron Smith/Barry Ford Prank

52. GEN-F2 Launch

53. HSV Police Programs

54. 1990 Bathurst Win

55. HSV’S 25th Anniversary

56. HSV VZ goes 6.0-litre standard

57. Remembering Brocky

58. Tom Walkinshaw creates HSV

59. Early Days in Notting Hill