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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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27. 25th Anniversary GTS (2012)

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Building on an already impressive list of standard features, including a 325kW, 6.2 litre V8 engine, the HSV 25th Anniversary GTS featured a number of styling, performance and technology upgrades.

The story started with the addition of an all-new, light-weight, 20” forged alloy wheel finished in Satin Graphite. This forged wheel delivered a weight saving in excess of 22kg over the standard GTS wheel set, reducing unsprung weight by an impressive 8%. “Vector” hood scoops and side vents, also finished in distinctive Satin Graphite, combined with the forged alloys to deliver menacing street appeal.

From a performance perspective, HSV has added six-piston brakes which, with a 50% increase in pad area, delivered optimum braking performance, while technology received a boost with the addition of HSV’s Side Blind Zone Alert, helping alert the driver to objects adjacent to the vehicle.

Limited to just 125 units in Australia and 15 in New Zealand, with each build plate individually numbered, HSV’s 25th Anniversary GTS was available in Heron, Sting, Phantom and Hazard and also featured unique 25th anniversary ornamentation including seat embroidery, exterior badging, sill plates, EDI “start-up” screen and an internal I.D. plate.

25th Anniversary GTS 1
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25th Anniversary GTS 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