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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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24. E Series 2 GTS (2009)

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Desire is a reaction that needs no explanation. But with the E Series 2 GTS, looks definitely played a part. The ‘shockwave’ inspired shape of the front grille made an unforgettable first impression that couldn’t be ignored. The distinctive ‘E’ shaped vents, with integrated turn signals, sat boldly above the GTS badge, which carried a legend built over four decades of Australian motoring history. Twin-intercepting LED tail lamps and the HSV Performance rear spoiler completed the look, while the Bi-Modal exhaust opens up under acceleration giving the GTS an awe-inspiring engine note.

Even before 325kW of power is unleashed, the E Series 2 GTS driver felt completely spoiled. HSV Performance seats with Onyx leather trim embraced you while 8-way electric adjustment on both front seats ensured the perfect fit, like every part of this hand-crafted Australian masterpiece.

When you drove the E Series 2 GTS, you felt connected to the road like never before, sensing the bitumen through wide 8.5" front rims, with unique Bridgestones specially designed for GTS and the Australian roads it travels. Combined with a new lower, stiffer suspension and E2 Performance alloys, this achieved a degree of control normally experienced only on a racetrack. And, because braking is the most instinctive reaction of all, stopping power could be given a massive boost from the SV Enhanced 6-piston front brakes – available exclusively for GTS owners.

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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