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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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29. GEN-F GTS Maloo (2014)

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It was the HSV GTS Maloo which was responsible for changing the way we look at utes forever. Powered by the much acclaimed 430 kilowatt / 740 Newton-metre 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA engine, the limited edition GTS Maloo became an instant collector’s piece.

Complementing the LSA powertrain was HSV’s premium braking package - lightweight AP radical forged 6-piston brake calipers with 390mm (front) and 372mm (rear) 2-piece rotors. In addition, and what is believed to have been a global first for a utility, the GTS Maloo was fitted with Torque Vectoring. At the time only fitted to a few exclusive global marques and HSV’s GEN-F GTS, Torque Vectoring helped reduce understeer by generating a “rotational moment” in the rear axle when the vehicle is under power. The vehicle’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system detected the understeer event, applied braking to the inside rear wheel and transferred torque to the outside rear wheel.

The GTS Maloo’s street presence was clearly identifiable through the adoption of GTS’s unique front fascia design that delivered both an aggressive stance and an extensive air-intake surface area to deliver the required engine cooling.

HSV’s unique Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), side skirts, twin-hump hard tonneau and performance sail-plane helped complete the visual makeover and were complemented by light-weight 20” “Blade” forged alloy wheels presented in a new “Dark Stainless” finish. Shadow-chrome quad exhaust tips and a unique number plate surround paintout combined to deliver an aggressive rear-end look with “LSA” and “GTS” badges adorning the tail-gate.

HSV Performance seats wrapped in Onyx leather trim, or the optional “Red Hot” leather trim, set off an interior which also featured a broad range of driver convenience and safety technologies including HSV’s Driver Preference Dial, Traction Control, Launch Control (manual transmission), Torque Vectoring, Electric Power Steering and electric Bi-Modal Exhaust. Head-up Display, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rain Sensing Wipers enhanced the driver environment while the unique Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI) system provided the driver with all the performance data he or she required.

Build of the GTS Maloo was limited to just 250 vehicles (240 for Australia and 10 for New Zealand) with each build plate individually numbered.

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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