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30 Years of HSV

30 Years of HSV

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8. VR GTS (1994)

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Released in May, 1994, the VR GTS featured a newly developed 5.7 litre 215kW engine coupled with a six-speed American Borg Warner T56 transmission. In a world-first, the VR GTS also included the Hydratrak viscous limited slip differential which was developed in conjunction with BTR Engineering in Australia.

The significant engine upgrade involved over 15,000 man-hours of development over two years, and was tested in eight vehicles over 100,000 kilometres.

The exterior also received a facelift, with approximately 80 percent of the vehicle being revamped and, in an Australian production car first, the VR GTS was fitted with a driver’s side airbag.

HSV VR GTS owner, Mehmet:

"My very special ride... My VR GTS really purrs like a lion. I feel very passionate about owning my HSV! My father purchased a brand-new VS ClubSport in 1996 - from a child I've always loved them.”

VR GTS 1
VR GTS 2
VR 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