VN - SV5000

VN SV5000
Interior Standard Option
As for VN Berlina plus:
AM stereo/FM radio/cassette with 4 speakers and 7 band graphic equaliser, electric aerial - Premium Sansui RE-61
sports seats with grey Howe leather bolsters, grey velour sides and backs, crushed grey velour inserts
velour insert pattern made up of short twin parallel lines set vertically to form contrasting dots unique to SV5000
black Momo leather covered three spoke steering wheel with embossed centre SV insignia
integrated rear head restraints
solid separate front head restraints
leather and velour door trim sections
Calais remote control alarm system
trip computer
leather and velour rear seat trim
electric mirrors
cruise control
central locking
electric windows
Exterior Standard Option
As for VN Berlina plus:
SV Racing Green or Rose Grey exterior and SV body additions
Imperial Blue added in June 1991
body colour side protection strips
twin pinstripes, silver with Racing Green / Imperial Blue or burgundy with Rose Grey extend around bumpers and side panels below protection strips
rounded body colour integrated front air dam and bumper replaces separate Berlina items
body colour single slot grille divided by centre section housing HSV logo
front wheel arch extensions extend from top of bumper to protection strips, late production had VN Group A type on leading edge
front air dam has centre intake matching grille width flanked by smaller brake intakes, lower lip becomes swage line which extends up front wheel arch as for SV89
extended body colour rear bumper/lower air dam with three horizontal slots sculptured sill mounted body colour side skirt
form a lip beneath front doors, small sections extend up front and rear wheel arches
body colour panel between tail lights
rear air dam lower lip becomes swage line which extends up rear wheel arch to match side skirts and front air dam
moulded cut out in passenger’s side rear air dam lower lip for twin exhaust exit
inset spoiler mounted horizontal brake light matches spoiler thickness
special SV5000 raised body colour horizontal spoiler on trailing edge of bootlid, supported by wrapover edges that extend to body sides
all Holden, Berlina and engine badges deleted
SV5000 decals on rear doors below protection strips, driver’s side lower rear bumper
five spoke pentagonal star alloy wheels in silver with exposed wheel nuts and HSV centre badges
Dunlop Sport D40M2 tyres
Transmission Standard Option
overdrive 4th engagement raised to 80km/h
automatic transmission modified to match new
engine characteristics and higher shift points different to SV89
limited slip differential
Handling Standard Option
heavy duty four wheel ventilated disc brakes
modified FE2 suspension including different
progressive rate front springs, revised geometry
including increased castor to 2.6 degrees, more
compliant front strut mounts and additional
spacer plates, gas dampers and larger anti-roll bars
special SV Panhard rod to clear dual exhaust
Engine Standard Option
Engine changes over standard VN V8 include:
high compression pistons
revised camshaft
revised valve springs
revised single throttle body and switch assembly
revised exhaust valves
horsepower up to 200kW from 180kW
high flow air cleaner assembly & cold air intake
big bore free flow dual exhaust system with
twin skinned pipes
tuned length extractors
SV89 rear exhaust section with twin tail pipes
spring on rear brake hose to isolate it from exhaust
modified fuel lines and underbody heat shields
red rocker covers, plenum chambers and front shroud, later cars had HSV badgework on shroud
85 litre fuel tank and stone shield
re-calibrated engine management system
knock sensor
Options Standard Option
electric or glass sunroof
SV Traveller Car Phone
wheel locking nuts
full Howe leather interior