Holden Special Vehicles have provided some pretty special cars in their relatively short history. The latest, and the best, of what will be the last Australian made based cars is the HSV GTSR W1.motoring.com.au recently undertook a thorough test to find out what would be Australia’s Best Driver’s Car (ABDC) with a comparison of twelve […]Read More The Best Of The Last From HSV.
As Toyota recently confirmed their date for shutdown, Holden’s moving towards their end of manufacturing as well and has released information about the final cars available. There’s been some additions of features, changes in price and deletion of options. Here’s how it looks for the final locally made Holdens.Colours: there’s three new additions, with Light […]Read More Holden and HSV’s Final Hurrah: 2017 Range Released.
There’s a calling that emanates from a relatively innocuous hill in the central west of New South Wales. But this bump in the earth’s surface, just to the south of the former gold mining town of Bathurst, is home to a road that doubles as a race track and, once a year, becomes the home […]Read More Holden Special Vehicles Clubsport R8 Track Edition: HSV Goes To Bathurst.
It’s safe to say that the Gen-F2 HSV range will go out with a bang and a half when their supplier, Holden, ceases local manufacturing of the Commodore in 2017. With the entry level sedan, the R8 ClubSport, packing 400 kilowatts and a massive 671 Newton metres of torque, there’s subtlety and brutality in equal […]Read More Car Review: 2015 HSV R8 Clubsport manual
Australia has had a long love affair with the V8 engine; be it homegrown or imported, it’s been a big part of our automotive history. In 2014, Ford Australia’s FPV division was shut down and the popular XR8 name resurrected. A Wheel Thing spent a week with a living dinosaur. Powersource. The 5.0L V8 was […]Read More A Wheel Thing: 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Car Review
Noise can be painful; think of a mosquito buzzing around your head at 3am, living next door to a highway and so on. There’s good noise; the happy gurgle of an infant, the pop of a champagne bottle. Then there’s the sound of a car engine and exhaust. Formula 1 has found out what happens […]Read More Seriously Raucous Transport: Chrysler 300C SRT8
There’s something about the shape of a classic two door car that attracts the eyes like little else; Jaguar found that with the E-Type, Ferrari with the GTO (and pretty much every one of their cars!) and Australia’s Holden did it with the Monaro. July of 1968 saw the release of the first “two door […]Read More Classic Cars: Holden Monaro