When it was launched to an eagerly expectant market at the end of 2001 the original HSV Coupé was hailed as a world-class two door, high performance V8 sports model. The accolades proved entirely appropriate as buyers quickly established it as an enduring favourite of the HSV range and it has recently underscored its world-class credentials by also becoming a major hit on the UK market.
Keen to secure the future of this landmark model, HSV is now delighted to announce that, with the support of Holden, production of the GTO Coupé is set to continue in a limited fashion into 2006. This is possible because the HSV Coupe shares certain powertrain components with the export Pontiac GTO for the US Market.
To celebrate this news HSV has taken the opportunity to develop a special limited edition model, the ‘LE’ GTO Coupé. Only 100 will be built and they will mark the start of the 2006 production schedule.
A prerequisite for any HSV limited edition model is a distinctive standout appearance, and here the ‘LE’ GTO Coupé doesn’t disappoint. There are three exterior colours and matching interior trim sets available, each combined with striking bonnet and boot lid paint accents.
Fifty will be built in the most conservative combination of ‘Phantom Black’ with ‘Light Gold’ accents and ‘Ochre’ interior trim, 25 will come in the popular ‘Devil Yellow’ colour with ‘Black’ accents and ‘Devil Yellow’ interior trim, while the remaining 25 will be available in HSV’s classic ‘Sting Red’ paintwork with White accents and Indiana (Red) interior trim.
Further enhancements to the car’s bold street presence can be found in special badges and black brake callipers, the limited edition HSV build number painted on the boot lid in the same colour, as well as HSV 10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels (Light Gold on Black cars and Chrome Shadow with the other combinations). There is also an individual rear profile for LE with the deletion of the usual GTO rear spoiler, and the addition of a roof spoiler.
Interior Enhancements will also include Premium dashboard highlights and Bluetooth. Braking is upgraded to an AP Racing 4 Piston Premium System.
Naturally, the limited edition LE GTO Coupé shares the remainder of its awesome specification with the regular Coupe GTO model, including the exclusive to HSV, 6.0 litre LS2 V8 which produces an extraordinary 297kW @ 6000rpm and 530Nm @ 4400rpm and will accelerate to 100kmh in just over 5 seconds.
At an estimated RRP of $83,990 RRP (plus ORC) the LE GTO Coupé delivers knockout styling, an outstanding level of driver enjoyment as well as impressive luxury appointments, at a price that makes it as formidable in terms of value for money as it is on the road. Like its predecessors, it’s sure to become an instant favourite.
Source - HSV Web Site
wow thats pretty awesome.
nice but lose the stripes on the boot
I bought a Monaro GT Coupe about a year ago. I was very happy with my purchase until I started dragging people. I smash other Commodores but whenever I go against a turbo they nearly ALWAYS beat me and too often they absolutely demolish me by like 5 cars. At first I thought, O.K I'm not used to driving it. But then after having it for a year now I can honestly say I can launch it as hard as it will go and I have beaten ohter GT Coupes aswell so I know I'm good. It's really pretty easy after you get the hang of it anyway cause after all, it is an auto. But I'm giving serious thought to selling it now and getting something that'll actually be UNBEATABLE! I've put on aftermarket shit on my GT aswell [too much to mention] and I still get hammered by turbos [not all!! But the one's that are worked hard smash me]. I am seriously thinking of changing my religion. I have loved Holdens all my life but now I'm starting to think they are nothing more than 'slow family cars' as my brother says.
Sorry to butt in. But I don't know what I should do. Any suggestions guys?
Do I go and join the
Cubby - Why not go all out insane and turbocharge it? Lots and lots of work and money but you won't be beaten as often I can tell you that.. Also please use the edit button if you want to add to your message instead of posting replies, thanks.
Darren - C'mon boss, red with white stripes looks alright! Otherwise it's just another bloody Monaro with a GTO kit and the usual HSV goodies
[QUOTE=juzza]Cubby - Why not go all out insane and turbocharge it? Lots and lots of work and money but you won't be beaten as often I can tell you that.
But if I get beaten then I'll have wasted all that money. I'm starting to think I should look at an NSX Turbo or something like that. I don't wanna spend anymore money on this so called 'fast car'. I want a FAST car . I know I'm bitchin' but you would be too if u'd spent as much dough as me and then realise it was a waste of money.
My suggestion, cam, edit, OTRCAI and exhaustOriginally Posted by Cubby
What turbo's beat you??? What is your et? There is a definate knack to getting GenIII's off the line quickly. Too many revs and you get a heep of tyre smoke, too few and you get bogged down. Not a big margin to get it right.Originally Posted by Cubby
i reckon if cubby wanted a car just to drag other guys, he shouldve taken a gto coupe over weighbridge first. is that all you bought the coupe for cubby? there are a lot of people on this forum who would give their right leg to own one, so instead of bringing up its bad points, what does it do well?
Just go out and buy a Mclaren F1 and be done with itOriginally Posted by Cubby
If you only bought the car to drag race it then you should have bought a bare bones model and stripped out the radio, speakers, carpet etc.
Then if turbos are beating you, twin turbo your vehicle, tub it, fit the fattest rubber you can etc etc.
People don't buy Monaros to have the fastest car on the street.
Cubby. If you just want off the line poke then buy a bike. my vr 5.0 couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding but it's fun, while my VTR1000 is 0-100 in just over 3sec.
i wish my bro still had his vtr those things are nutterz
im in love.... i want one. i think it would be more than fast enough for me
All I can say is "there's always a bigger fish".Originally Posted by Cubby
Alot of turbo cars beat me on the street, but at the strip this is where the tables are turned!
Hero's don't race at the strip, coz there is alot of people watchin them.
Anyways supercharge the sucker and you'll kick their arse before they have any chance at blowin a head gasket
well i got one win over a 200zx and i only got a 6 with cai and exhaust
i dont know if he backed of cause he was scared or what but its a win
R.I.P Peter Perfect!!!!
26/02/1945 to 08/09/2006
We will miss you Brockie
[QUOTE=Cubby]Forget the NSX, get a supra or gtr with twin TDO6-20g turbo's and you will smash anything on the street. as people have said monaro's aren't the kind of car you get if you only want to drag race, but then again throw a blower on it and mini tubs and it will go allright. At the end of the day power to weight ratio is what kills the holden. And most of the turbos beating you are probably 4wd and weigh less than 1400kg.Originally Posted by juzza
Someones always gonna have a faster car mate. Thats just the way it is.
look bro, like someone else said, if u all u wanted 2 do was drag and beat evrything on 4 wheels then u shoulda gone out and bought a shit heap old little jap car that weighs **** all, stripped it, dumped an insane engine in it turboed it, modded the **** out of it and then go an see who beats you in a drag?? jeez if you had 80 or whatever grand to spend i think you wouldve been able to manage something reasonably fast!
All I can say is "who cares that ya GTO dosen't beat most turbo cars", ever thought that a turbo has already spooled up on a rolling run!
I love the GTO's and if you can't appreciate the car, then you don't deserve to have a HSV
I had a WRX with just an exhaust and more boost, beat a few GenIII's of the lights,just, but out on the open road when it runs out of legs a GTO would ease away from it,put a 100 shot of NOS on your GTO that'll help.
I ownly just bought a Holden VT SS 5.7L and I am happy. Let alone a Monaro.
Let those rice boys who cook their baked rice in their exhaust on their way home have their fun. While every couple of years or less when they have to keep replacing head gaskets or getting the heads fixed up where they have burnt their valves out from not knowing their fuel was running too lean or redoing engines all together.
Unlike your Monaro you can just keep going and going.
Turboed cars are like atheletes on steriods, their boost has to run out sometime or either that, have a heart attack. Unlike a true athelete can just keep powering on.
I would rather own a Monaro and get beaten by a turbo then own one. Trust me those rice turbo cars would have to be high maintainance.