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HSV's New Release "A Rare Beast"

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by PIR4TE, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. PIR4TE

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    Kiddo You're serious bro?!

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    Just another HSV.....I want something AMAZING from them.
     
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    vyseriesII The Blessed Hellride

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    And they're prob all already sold before hitting any showroom.
     
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    Lame.............
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    so 52 were released.
    some badges were placed on
    and some colours are different (black parts)
    wheels do look like no others though?
    and only 4 pot brakes

    HSV's from 10 years ago have more gear on them then that :s
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Well that's one way to run out the old LS3 I guess.
     
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    LSA Tourer would have been awesome! But hey dreams are free and until I win lotto I won't be in the market for that kind of vehicle.
     
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    Youd be absolutely stupid to buy one of these outside of a potential collectors item.

    Even as a collector though, Maloo GTS will be much more sought after.

    Its like theyve really tried to make it sound like a rare deal in order to get rid of those LS3s.
     
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    They couldn't have at least dropped an LSA in it? If they want to get rid of LS3's, start putting them in SS's.
     
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    Forget the FI or DI just give us VVT FFS! Cost is FA?!
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    ...said one person ever.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Ls3 is not in run out. Expect to see it in your regular garden variety Holden ss in vf2 guise
     
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    Except for the GTS i dont see HSVs as all that special. Underneath the plastic and some metal its basically an SS with a few bolt ons isnt it?
    Edit: its ok hot work permit has been filled out and the CO2 is ready.

    I thought the old stroker 215i was a bit special, VN group A, VS GTSR, the 300kw VT GTS with the Callaway LS1 was cool. Those are what i would call a special Holden. Still at least we have a large range to choose from.

    Some more, easily available, drive line tech would be great imo. For those prepared to pay a premium price it would be nice to have a true premium vehicle . . . such as the GTS.
     
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    C'mon, if everyone said the same thing then this place would be dull, right?

    My view is that the venerable, magical LS3 is an eight year old, overrated, outdated POS engine frankly... and the LSA is practically only marginally better because it has a piddly blower strapped on it. Both ineffective, inefficient old school same same POSeses.

    In the large scheme of things sure a blower (LSA / LS9) is better than what we already have (L77), so is a seven litre (LS7), but in terms of a performance upgrade the LS3 is a slap in the face. Retrograde, not upgrade.

    Forget Forced Induction for a moment, GM already has the LT1 which is clearly an upgrade to the LS3, not because of the Direct Injection but mainly because of the benefits of Variable Valve Timing.
     
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    A gtsR maybe . And an extra $15,000 for the letter R
     
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    7lt and supercharged badges sell cars, not VVT and AFM.
    Simple.
     
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    Certainly not in a run out. But theyre definitely trying to flog off as many as they can under the HSV guise while they can. This "A Rare Beast" monicker is dressing up the same old ****.

    Theres really nothing special about it other than theyre only building a handful of them.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    No 2 ways about it - the only GenF worth buying has an LSA badge on it and this is just another in a long line of sticker specials. The last true 'limited edition' worth buying pre GTS Maloo was the W427 from a technical upgrade point of view.
     

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