HSV GTSR W1 2017: The Holden Commodore more powerful the story

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The swan song of the Commodore VF Series II.

In the last few weeks we advance all the data and photos that have been appearing of which is up to the day of today the Holden production most radical of the story, the new HSV GTSR W1. This is the way to say goodbye to the division, Holden Special Vehicles, the Commodore VF Series II.

October 20, 2017 will end officially the production of Holden in Australia, which implies that the mark is limited to sell models re-branded General Motors and in particular in the case of the Commodore, the version with steering wheel on the right of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, which has a front wheel drive platform.

The disappearance of the models of rear-wheel-drive division, HSV also lends itself to disappear, unless they are confirmed recent rumours and that Walkinshaw child gets to sign a new collaboration agreement for another five years.

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Acquires the engine of the Corvette C6 ZR1.

An opportunity like this does not happen every day, and if it was common to find yourself in this range block V8 from the family LS of GM, for a model such as the GTSR W1 have resorted to one of the engines more wild available in the catalog of GM, LS9 V8 used by the last ZR1, in the sixth generation of the Corvette.

This block has 6.2 liters and features a compressor Eaton, his power is 644 HP (474 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 815 Nm of max torque at 3,900 rpm. Their performances are heart-stopping for a vehicle of its weight, 4.2 seconds to do the 0 to 100 km/h and only about 12 seconds to complete the quarter mile (estimated).

in Addition to modifications aerodynamic, as the new bumper, splitter and rear diffuser, we find suspension SupaShock, tires Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R 265/35 in front and 295/30 in the rear and brake discs two-piece with 6-pot calipers in the front. The price is therefore the highest that has had a variant of the Commodore, 169.990 australian dollars or 119.398 euros, more expensive even than the own ZR1 2009, which had a price of 103.300 dollars in that time.