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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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30. GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 LSA (2015)

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The GEN-F2 launch saw HSV’s 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA V8 power-plant available on ClubSport R8 for the first time, with power and torque confirmed at 400kW and 671Nm, up, significantly, from the previous LS3 engine outputs of 340kW and 570Nm.

The addition of the Supercharged LSA engine brought with it modifications to the vehicle’s suspension set-up. Spring and damper rates were stiffened to reduce body-roll and further improve corner-entry response while the unique rear suspension module delivers improved rear stiffness and rear braking efficiency.

Extensive exterior styling revisions started at the front-end with a redesigned fascia incorporating a subtle “splitter”, while the addition of pitch black bonnet vents help deliver an even more aggressive edge.

The pitch black styling theme was carried through to the mirror scalps and fender vents while a new 5-spoke alloy wheel, and new contoured side-skirts, enhance the vehicle’s profile.

At the rear, ClubSport R8 LSA is fitted with a Lo-line spoiler finished in Satin Graphite, with a redesigned rear fascia “diffuser”, and the addition of LSA badging to the deck-lid, completing its exterior styling make-over.

GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 LSA 1
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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