HSV LS3 V8 – HSV Maloo R8 SV Black, Grange SV and Clubsport R8 Track Edition — As planned before, HSV LS3 V8 models will be launched this year with only a few numbers of units to be distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand. The three models are reported to use the same engine with different treatment to make it bespoke trim. Here is further information on the cars.
HSV LS3 V8 Specifications
Drivetrain, Engine details
The entire HSV models will share the same engine and performance, and only varying on trims only. The engine used under the hood is the popular naturally aspirated LS3 V8 6.2 liter that generates around 340 kW of power output with 570 Nm of torque performance. On all models, the engine will be paired with either six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic transmission. With the same performance to offer, buyers can focus more on the trim they want to have. All trims receive sound enhancer for the intake manifold. The R8 SV Black sedan and Ute also receive AP Racing Brakes with four pistons. Meanwhile, the Clubsport R8 Track Edition also receives GTS AP Racing Brakes with six pistons and new springs which are 200% stiffer now.
Trim, Features, Exterior and Interior
SV Black trim will be available on sedan and ute trims, and it receives unique body kit in black theme, black 20 inches alloy wheels, and black badges too, bi-modal exhaust, nine-speaker BOSE sound system, dual zone climate control, and reversing camera and satellite navigation.
The ute gets six-speaker instead for the sound system and brand’s hard tonneau cover. Track Edition trim receives the same features along with brand’s sports seats, steering wheel with suede wrap, 20 inches of alloy wheels, and massive rear spoiler. Meanwhile, HSV Grange SV trim receives unique black styling accent, the same features as in SV Black, magnetic ride control and DVD player too.
HSV LS3 V8 Price and Release Date
The ClubSport R8 SV Black sedan and Maloo R8 SV Black Ute will be available in June this year with $65,990 and $62,990 price. The HSV Grange SV trim should be available this September along with Track Edition trim with $86,990 price. Track Edition will be labeled with $68,990 price.
HSV gives more than enough options by releasing those three models at once this year. The specs are amazing enough, offering driver with performance and look nicely. Price is reasonable as well, and buyers can choose among more than sufficient trims. With the only limited number of units to be distributed, HSV LS3 V8 models will make a hit.
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