GTS is the ultimate expression in performance motoring. Its supercar pedigree is undeniable. Equipped with massive power outputs, revolutionary Magnetic Ride Control suspension and for the first time in HSV’s history, huge 20-inch wheels for race-inspired handling and pure excitement.
In another Australian first, every GTS sports huge 20" deep dish alloy wheels in Chrome Shadow as standard. Radical -dimensional, sharp triangle design. Wider rear wheels enhance imposing shape and maximise grip – Front 20" x 8", Rear 20" x 9.5". Reverse mounted technology sets new standard in style and road presence. One-piece casting for increased strength. Exclusively designed and developed Bridgestone tyres 245/35 R20 front, 275/30 R20 rear provide new
levels of performance and grip.
Unique HSV dESign
Supercar inspired rear twin diffuser in aggressive ‘V’ shape, with moulded mesh. Custom performance quad pipes finished in Billet aluminium. Aerodynamic twin post sports spoiler (ClubSport R8, GTS). Moulded mesh design across fender vent and upper grille. Matt black ‘E’ shaped side vents.
Safety advanced technology
While you may not be able to see them, or indeed feel them as you drive, you can rest assured every E Series vehicle is equipped with advanced multi-layered driver defence systems. Intelligent active and passive safety features combine, to not only help prevent collisions, but to reduce injury should an accident occur.
Active safety systems monitor the vehicle’s speed, lateral acceleration, brake force and steering wheel angle an incredible 30 times per second and if regular driving conditions are exceeded, any one of the safety measures will be seamlessly activated to allow the driver to retain command of the vehicle.
Passive safety features include an advanced Adaptive Occupant Restraint System that detects the strength and direction of a collision and activates the following if required. Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags activate in two stages, depending on the severity of the impact, and inflate to 125 litres in just 55 milliseconds. Side impact driver and passenger airbags and side full-length curtain airbags provide excellent protection in side-on collisions. After an airbag deployment, B pillar mounted load limiters loosen seatbelts as required to minimise injury while small pyrotechnic charges anchor seatbelts into the cabin floor to hold the driver and passenger firmly in their seats. In the event of a rear collision, active head restraints tilt forward to minimise the risk of whiplash.
While passenger safety is paramount, vehicle protection has also been integrated with HSV ingenuity. HSVDNA is standard across the entire E Series range. Developed by DataDots, HSVDNA is a groundbreaking technology the size of a grain of sand and invisible to the naked eye. HSVDNA is applied to various components of the vehicle and each of these tiny grains features the specific VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of your HSV. At the forefront of vehicle protection, HSV were the first Australian manufacturer to adopt this worldclass security system. This unique system enables relevant authorities to identify individual HSV’s and their components. HSVDNA cannot be removed without detection, giving you greater peace of mind.
The GTS features the unique-to-HSV 6.0 litre LS2 V8 that now produces an even more exhilarating 411 hp@ 6000 rpm (from 297kW @ 6000rpm) and 405 lbs-ft@ 4400rpm (from 530Nm @ 4400rpm) thanks to a revised intake and exhaust system (including new smooth flowing ‘four-into-two-into-one’ tubular extractors) and a 24 month program to refine the engine calibrations. That not only makes GTS (and its E Series stable-mates) the fastest HSV and one of the fastest sedans in the world, it also makes it a member of the ultra-elite ‘four second’ club.
A manual version – featuring an upgraded Tremec T56 six-speed manual with an improved gear shift mechanism for smoother and faster shifting – now takes a scintillating 4.76 seconds for the 0-60 mphsprint.
The all new automatic transmission – in the form of the 6L80 E six-speed unit – takes only fractionally longer and clocks just 4.84 seconds to reach60 mph from zero. The new auto has been specifically calibrated to deliver smooth but firm up-shifts and includes a ‘Tiptronic’ function. As a true driver’s car, it will hold selected gears without up-shifting, even when the engine is taken to the rev limiter.
When you take possession of your first HSV, you’re not just getting the keys to a state-of-the-art high-performance machine, you’re also getting the keys to a world few are invited into. A world where twenty years of trackside innovation infuse every weld, bolt and rivet. A world where only the best is acceptable. The World of HSV. To welcome you, you’ll receive an HSV owners’ Appreciation Pack, a collection of premium goods from us and our partners after you take delivery.