Just to ensure that everyone knows what we are taling about, Holden is GM’s Australian auto brand and Holden's in-house tuner is named HSV which stands for Holden Special Vehicles.
HSV’s owner and founder Tom Walkinshaw has confirmed the final power output figure for the W427 will be 375kW (502hp) @ 6500 rpm and 640NM (472 ft/lbs) of torque @ 5000 rpm coming from the 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine. This powerplant has been source from Chevrolet's Z06 Corvette but for W427 special HSV specific calibration has been done. Walkinshaw also informed that HSV has already received expressions of interest from 1500 customers. Now this baby seems to be already sold out more than three times.
Holden's W427 will ride on the new 20 inch wheels and its road presence will be further enhanced thanks to its all exclusive front fascia, and the new 3 piece rear spoiler made of carbon fibre. Red is the color for the car's interior. It has HSV E series performance seats in red hot trim with W427 logo plus HSV steering wheel, gear shifter and console lid all drapped in red leather. In comparison to GTS, HSV W427 gets 30% stiffer suspension and sits 20mm lower.
To make equitable distribution, each Australian and New Zealand dealer (around 64 in total) will be entitled to one HSV W427 in the first production batch, provided they have a firm retail order. Further 2008 allocations will be prioritised to dealerships according to 2007 sales figures.
HSV is hoping to recreate the magic that original Walkinshaw (supercar) did twenty years ago.
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