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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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21. Z Series Signature Coupé (2006)

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As production of HSV’s legendary two-door sensation, the Coupé, entered its final phase it was given the ultimate send off. The final iteration carried all the world-class credentials of the Z Series model (including the HSV-exclusive 6.0 litre LS2 V8 producing a sizzling 297kW @ 6000rpm and 530Nm @ 4400rpm) and was bolstered by an array of distinctive sporting and luxury highlights. Called the ‘Signature Coupé’, this limited edition model was one megastar whose autograph was not to be missed.

With only 70 examples of the Signature Coupé built, HSV steered away from its conventional build number system and rather “counted down” with the final Coupé of the line badged as number one.

In the tradition of HSV limited edition models, the ‘Signature Coupé’ was packed full of exclusive styling cues, premium performance features and desirable appointments. All 70 came in the ever-popular Sting Red paint finish which, in this instance, was enhanced with unique ‘Gloss Black’ accenting on the front and rear facias and ‘Signature’ badging on the rear deck lid. Shades of the awesome GTSR show car were clearly seen in the intricate design of the striking new 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, which came complete with premium Yokohama tyres.

HSV’s AP Six-Piston Brake System brought standout braking performance to match the standout appearance. Still one of the most powerful braking packages fitted to any road car it featured six-piston front callipers acting on huge 362mm cross-drilled and grooved rotors and at the rear four piston callipers and 343mm cross-drilled and grooved rotors.

Inside, the usual Coupé standard features (including full leather trim, climate control air-conditioning and Blaupunkt audio system) got a further lift with the addition of an HSV Sunroof, unique ‘Signature’ floor mats and the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity.

Z Series Signature Coupe 1
Z Series Signature Coupe 2
Z Series Signature Coupe 3

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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