Holden Special Vehicles today unveiled a seven litre program at the Melbourne Motor Show, the last instalment of the company s 20th anniversary celebrations. The car to be known in its final development stages as the W427 is finished in the same Panorama Silver paint scheme as the original Group A SS VL Commodore, released at the Melbourne Motor Show of 1988, exactly 20 years ago.

Holden HSV W427 Supercar
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HSV Managing Director, Scott Grant, said the W427 was a tribute to how far the company has come in just twenty years. "To be able to produce a vehicle of these proportions is truly remarkable," Scott Grant said.

"The W427 will be quite possibly the fastest road registrable Supercar ever produced in Australia and among the quickest anywhere around the world," he said. While power output figures are still to be confirmed, the W427 is likely to produce in excess of 370kW of power and 640NM of torque.

"It will also be one of the safest cars HSV has ever put on the road," Scott Grant said. "A new six piston front braking system will provide a 50% increase in pad area, while the W427 also receives a revised ESP calibration, six air bags, improved handling and new Magnetic Ride Control settings."

The W427 receives a bimodal active exhaust system to improve noise quality and back pressure management. Styling and design highlights include an all new front fascia, a three piece carbon fibre rear spoiler, 20 inch machined faced alloy wheel, unique exhaust tips and red leather interior.

Scott Grant said HSV would be introducing a unique customer relations program to accompany the launch of the new vehicle. "The W427 will only be produced in limited numbers and we want to reflect that exclusivity in how we connect with our Supercar customers," Scott Grant said.

"This program will see the LS7 engine being fitted at Clayton, along with the dry sump system and a range of other engineering features. We are looking at opportunities to allow owners to visit HSV and view the unique manufacturing process that goes into building this car."

The W427 will go into production in the middle of the year and will be available for sale in dealerships in the third quarter of 2008.

"Make no mistake, while the specifications of the car unveiled on the stand today at the Motorshow may change slightly between now and when production begins, this car is destined to make as big an impact as the original Walkinshaw twenty years ago."

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  (6021) posted on 03.22.2008

And ... jtm0711, YOU are the dumbass. 372kw is not more than 500hp, it is only 498hp, not even 500hp. But I guess that is impressive for People like you and cars like Holdens.

The truth remains jtm0711 and thats the fact that your knowledge of cars won’t fill an egg cup. ( that is probably the size of your brain)

  (6021) posted on 03.22.2008

jtm0711 whether it is naturally aspirated or not, it is still not impressive for a 7litre engine. Even you can’t be that dumb.

And Ak- nice comment on the Ford Mustang Bullit page. and the comment to MYSTIC about the RX7 renderings.that was just hilarious!

Jtm0711, the only thing people like you go for is high hp rating which shows how much you really know about cars. Im the proud owner of an EVO 9 and can smoke any v8 with it or any other expensive car like the Modena and the Gallardo.

  (6021) posted on 03.18.2008

First you said i was right and the you used my name. Thank you for agreeing with me but don’t use my name again.

  (6021) posted on 03.18.2008

Jtm0711, please stop playing the naturally aspirated card. you do it with every comment you make. are you a d*mn gramophone?ak 47 was right about your comment on the ford mustang bullit page. i checked and a supercharger has the same function as a turbocharger. its obvious you know nothing about cars.

  (6021) posted on 03.18.2008

All the Holdens have the same fu*king design.I agree with AK 47- this car is a disgrace. jtm0711, I doubt that this car can do 0-60 in less than 4 seconds, so the 372kw isnt that impressive.

  (6021) posted on 03.18.2008

jtmo711- you are the same guy who suggested using superchargers while insulting turbochargers(check the comment I left for you on Ford Mustang Bullit, if you are smart enough to find it). They both have the same function!The only difference is that a supercharger has a directly driven belt.About this car- it still , F**k face.

  (6021) posted on 03.18.2008

you realize that 372kw is like 500+ horsepower...if thats naturally aspirated thats actually pretty impressive dumbass

  (6021) posted on 02.29.2008

7 litres 372kw. that would be impressive if you lived in the eighties, you brain dead wanna make fast cars holden engineers. go get screwed.

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