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Spied: Final Lineup Of Zeta-Based HSV Vehicles Caught In The Wild

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by Darren, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Darren

    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    As we ring in the year of 2017, it will hopefully bring about much good for everybody. However, there are some choppier waters on the horizon. November of 2017 has long been tipped to house Holden’s end of production date, signaling an end to the locally build Holden Commodore.

    Holden itself will reveal three special edition vehicles this month, but HSV is said to have quite the going away party planned.

    Spy shots from Photobucket have shown us what appears to be HSV’s final lineup of Zeta-based, Holden Commodore high-performance vehicles ahead of their launch. A few vehicles are shown in a trio of new colors expected to be offered for 2017: Spitfire Green, Light My Fire Orange and Son of Gun Grey.

    Upon closer inspection, each vehicle is not wrapped identically. The Light My Fire Orange car seems to have been wrapped more carefully, with camouflage covering up to the rear decklid spoiler. It’s very likely this could be the 2017 HSV GTS-R W1.

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    The HSV GTS-R W1 has been rumored to headline HSV’s final Commodore vehicles with a 6.2-liter LS9 supercharged V8 engine, the same powerplant found in the C6 Corvette ZR1. If you remember how bonkers that Corvette was, imagine the same engine in a sedan.

    The GTS-R W1 will also be of short supply, with reports stating only a couple hundred will be produced. The price tag is just as exorbitant at a rumored $170,000 AUD. In the process, the GTS-R W1 would become the most expensive and most powerful Holden Commodore ever built.

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    We’ll know soon what HSV has up its sleeve.

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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Needs to be yellow
     
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    Darren Administrator Staff Member

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    I was thinking it needed to be cheaper but they'll sell like hotcakes if not already.
     
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    These will genuinely be the last of the (Aussie built) Commodore based HSV models. Instant collectors items for the limited edition models.
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    I dont like the new towel look they are implementing
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Every last one will sell without any drama what so ever. Call it a last gasp that will even appeal to those who snapped up the early GenF that will be coming out of lease this year.
     
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    If I only had oodles and oodles of cash I'd buy one of each type to drive on alternate days of the week and one of each type to put on blocks and put into hibernation mode with a heavy dust cover. They'll be worth many times more than their sticker price in years to come (that's if petrol cars will still be allowed on the road...etc...).
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    The availability of petrol probably wouldn't matter. Look at the value of some classic muscle cars in the States that are in museums and never driven.
     
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    That's true. To be honest every time I look at my VF I am both filled with pride and happiness that such a good car was built here AND great sadness for Holden-"Australia's Own Car". Vale GMH.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Stroppy

    I think we feel very much the same way about the future for Holden.

    I've lived through every model made and in the 60's and 70's when Holdens were so popular, it was inconcievable that it could ever come to this.

    I'm reasonably sure that with the passing of local production, my interest in cars will pretty well cease. It's already waning.
     
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    Is it just me of have they changed the bonnets? The centre bulge and the air vents look different to the VFII but perhaps its the extreme overhead angle of the shots.
     
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    We must be of a similar vintage. I was a kid during GMH's glory days. It was said you could even buy bits for Holdens in supermarket...well that was stretching it, however you probably could buy a RYCO Z30 (Holden 6 type) on some supermarket shelves for sure!

    Those were the days when we poured over the magazine spy shots of the "New Holden" taken by intrepid souls who had sneaked into Lang Lang and battled mud and Eastern Brown snakes to take photos. Nearly every second or third car on the road was either a Holden, Falcon or Valiant.

    I can remember many happy outings in our "Swan lake blue with two tone white roof" EJ wagon and then, some years later, dad buying his HT Holden Premier (light metallic green with a beige vinyl roof) and optioning it with those faux alloy-wheel lookalike hubcaps. What daring! And that car cut quite an image on the streets of our eastern Melbourne suburb. Then, in 1972 he took me to Blanchards Holden to look at the new HQ. Oh my! I fell in love with the Statesman and the Monaro LS...the LS especially. To me it spoke of luxury and sportiness in one package. Those lines! That chrome valance! And, of course, dad nicked two brochures...one for me and one for him. The options you could choose! They'd do my head in dreaming about my ultimate build. Dad bought himself an HQ Premier (the Statesman was a bit of reach for him) and we said goodbye to the HT Prem which had done 35,000 miles. They gave him $2,500 for it as a trade in (from memory)...I forget what the HQ cost him.

    I'll stop rambling here! I think what I am getting at was that Holden was part of Australian culture by the end of the 50s and it was as much of our nation as the Chevy is to the Americans. Of course it wasn't truly Australian (owned by Americans) but we didn't care much back then. How times have changed!
     
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