2018 HSV GTS-R — If you are a fan of HSV GTS series and you had followed all the models since its first production back in 1990, you definitely can’t wait for the next HVS GTS-R to be produced.
Unfortunately, Holden has not announced anything regarding the next GTS-R in line. Some rumors are going around relating to the revival of HSV GTS-R for 2017 model, but it is also still unconfirmed until now.
2018 HSV GTS-R – all you need to Know
Well, while waiting for the proper news from the company, we’d better take a look at this fantastic rendering of 2018 NG HSV GTS-R. Of course, just like 2017 HSV GTS-R and other rumored GTS series for that matter, it is still unclear whether this car will see the light of day or not. But imagining how the performance sedan could look like won’t hurt, right?. Especially it will be as good as what the rendering shows.
So, the rendering is made by a very talented 27 years old artist, Naish Chapman and it looks remarkable. The 2018 NG HSV GTS-R itself is based on the all-new 2018 NG Commodore that was just recently unveiled.
2018 HSV GTS will be based on new Holden NG Commodore
The rendered GTS-R looks very similar to the car it is based on. However, while the new NG Commodore seems a little bit rugged with large grilles and pumped guards, the HSV GTS-R’s overall styling is softer because those two elements are eliminated.
Even without the aggressive grilles, the NG GTS-R doesn’t look meek at all. Due to the slightly muscular body, this car still retains its strong and sporty vibe. Furthermore, despite the strong design influence from 2018 NG Commodore, the rendered car still possess some HSV signature element.
As a matter of fact, even with only one glance, you definitely can see that this car bears a strong resemblance with the Atomic Banana 1996 HSV GTS-R. The most noteworthy similarity between the rendered car and the limited edition flagship model is its body shape, vibrant yellow paint, and dark alloy wheels.
Another essential styling element that makes the car looks very distinctive is its bonnet. Chapman did an excellent job combining Corvette Z06 inspired bonnet to the NG GTS-R.
Of course, we know nothing yet about the powertrain. But judging from the look of the car, it will do well with the LS9 V8 engine. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely since E2 platform will probably underpin this car. And, his platform is only designed for the V6 engine with AWD system. So, the possible option is a supercharged of LGX V6 engine, if the car ever makes it to the production of course.
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