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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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19. Coupe4 (2004)

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The HSV Coupe4 was the first fully-fledged, Australian-made, all-wheel drive performance car, and the result of a nine-month design, development and marketing program shared between HSV and Holden.

Rather than the HSV core vehicle arriving from Holden’s South Australian production line to be modified at HSV’s Clayton factory, it was the first time an HSV model started the modification process at the Holden factory… mainly due to the body-shell needing to accommodate larger wheels and an increased track, together with the all-wheel drive powertrain.

Despite the HSV-enhanced 5.7-litre LS1 producing “just” 270kW – compared to the 300kW available on the earlier GTS Coupe, and 285kW on the remaining HSV range of the time - the Coupe4’s traction control-based HSV “Quad Drive" permanent all-wheel drive system could not be beat. It was calibrated to provide grip in a wide range of surface conditions, with delivery to the ground an eye opener.

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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