Watch Chris Harris' Tire-Smoking Ode To The Last Legendary Aussie V8

Watch our tamed racing driver Chris Harris flog the insanely powerful "El Camino-esque" Holden HSV Maloo GTS ute around an Australian race track and see why he reckons; there's no greater honor than introducing a very fast car that can tow [3,500 pounds]. » 12/17/14 11:40am 12/17/14 11:40am

Donut Too Hard, And Your Car May Explode

Now I'm not saying it will explode, just that it may. Especially if your car is a tuned 1,200 horsepower HSV Clubsport R8 at Powercruise USA in Minnesota. Thankfully, it looks like the occupants got out okay. » 7/14/13 3:15pm 7/14/13 3:15pm

Hooning a HSV Maloo in the mud looks like a lot of fun

We might not have gotten the Pontiac G8 sport truck here in the states, but Australia has had the HSV Maloo it would have been based on for decades. » 9/25/11 2:00pm 9/25/11 2:00pm

This is one insane supercharged Aussie super truck

Walkinshaw is perhaps best known for making Aussie super cars we can't get here. Their latest Series II SuperUte is the most enticing and most ridiculous of all. » 7/08/11 8:01pm 7/08/11 8:01pm

Holden Redline And Maloo R8 LE: More Thunder From Down Under

Australia continues to punish us for the poor box office performance of Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles by debuting the new Redline hi-po Commodore trim and a wild-looking SV R8 Maloo Limited Edition ute. Crikey. » 9/15/10 4:00pm 9/15/10 4:00pm

Walkinshaw Performance Offers 644-hp Upgrade For Holden Commodore HSV,…

Walkinshaw Performance now offers a supercharger kit for the Holden Commodore HSV. The package costs $44,975, but it gives the HSV 644 hp and 592 lb-ft of torque. Because, you know, Pontiac geeks needed another reason to be angry. » 2/19/10 6:00pm 2/19/10 6:00pm

In A Parallel Universe, This Is The New Honda NSX

Honda's new enthusiasm-free corporate policy killed the new NSX, but it'll still be racing in Japanese SuperGT under the Honda HSV-010 GT name. HSV stands for "Honda Sports Velocity" in Japan and "Hybrids Sans Velocity" in the U.S. » 1/18/10 1:30pm 1/18/10 1:30pm

The HSV GTS Has The Coolest Wheels Ever

We just took another look at the HSV GTS we unveiled earlier today and we think we're in love with its wheels. We dare any commenter to show us a sweeter set of wheels on a production vehicle. » 9/09/09 3:40pm 9/09/09 3:40pm

New HSV Lineup Reveals The Pontiac That Could Have Been

HSV, GM's Australian performance division, unveiled its E-Series 2 lineup today. Featuring a twin-nostriled bonnet borrowed directly from the Pontiac G8, it's the performance lineup that could have built excitement for GM's recently-killed arrow-headed brand. Let's take a look. » 9/09/09 8:30am 9/09/09 8:30am

Top Gear: Jay Leno, An El Camino And Clarkson Laments The Super Car

This weekend's season 13 finale of Top Gear featured an HSV Maloo (the Aussie El Camino), Jay Leno in the reasonably-priced car and Clarkson saying goodbye to the super car — and perhaps to Top Gear itself. Let's watch. » 8/03/09 9:15am 8/03/09 9:15am

Why Don't Corvette Engine Covers Get Cool Engine Output Graphs?

So how come Corvettes don't come with a cool engine output graph on the engine cover like the HSV/CSV CR8's LS2 engine? See it up-close below. » 7/17/09 11:00am 7/17/09 11:00am

HSV Senator Signature SV08 Has The Floor

Unveiled alongside the 40th Anniversary GTS » 10/09/08 1:40pm 10/09/08 1:40pm, the HSV Senator Signature SV08 is a limited edition of the more luxury-oriented version of the Holden Commodore. It's a bit more exclusive, with just 20 equipped with a manual transmission and 30 automatics. It's also a bit more expensive, with a price tag equivalent to…

HSV 40th Anniversary GTS Unveiled in Sydney

First used in 1968 on the HK Monaro, the GTS badge now celebrates its 40th anniversary with 100 units of this special edition HSV GTS. Though the name GTS stands for "Gran Turismo Sportivo," the 40th Anniversary edition is merely an appearance package available only in red or white, with black stripes and plenty of… » 10/09/08 12:15pm 10/09/08 12:15pm

Top Gear Australia's Ratings Slump Despite Holden Vs. Ford Shootout

If we lived down under, we would have tuned in to SBS » 10/07/08 12:43pm 10/07/08 12:43pm on Monday at 7:30 to watch the Top Gear Australia shootout between the iconic Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon...but we don't. Watch the clip and judge for yourself, but we think that even though it may not be quite as polished as the UK original, this segment…

Holden HSV Tourer Announced, Will Haul Ass and Take Names

Let us all rise, and solemnly acknowledge the beginnings of the wagon wars. With the stroke of a key and the sending of an image, Holden has loosed a battle cry the likes of which are rarely heard. The Holden HSV Tourer will not only haul little Timmy and Sally to school in the morning, it'll haul ass all day with an… » 5/12/08 12:00pm 5/12/08 12:00pm

LS3 Goes Down Under: HSV To Build Higher Horsepower Hooning Machines

It's not even Australia Day, but we're hearing GM's giving their high-performance team down under a gift of power. Holden's Special Vehicles team announced last night they'll be fitting the US-built LS3 engine across their range of E-Series and WM Grange vehicles. That's the same engine found in the base model of the… » 3/26/08 7:45am 3/26/08 7:45am

What's Your Favorite Australian Car?

With the Melbourne International Motor Show in full swing we thought we'd focus on all the things that make us love the cars from down under. On the new side, it's hard not to love the Z06-powered HSV Super Sedan or the new FPV Ford Falcon (a car so hot the Mark Fields personally asked for his own to be delivered to… » 2/29/08 12:00pm 2/29/08 12:00pm

New FPV Lineup Leads Ford Attack On Aussie Muscle Market

Don't think the Muscle Car Wars are only taking place here in America. Our Aussie brethren — the people who invented the word "hoon" — have themselves a bitter rivalry going strong for years; Holden HSV vs. Ford FPV. And with Ford's new FG Falcon, FPV has itself some new hardware to do battle with. The team at Ford… » 2/29/08 11:20am 2/29/08 11:20am

HSV W427 "Supercar" Revealed In Melbourne Gets Z06-Level Power For…

Yeah, this limited-edition Aussie madman from the folks at Holden Special Vehicles has got itself a 7.0-liter V8 under the hood — the same one found in the Corvette Z06. Really, we think that's all that needs to be said. Check out the gallery below and the press release after the jump.

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Hoon Of The Day: Holden Test Drive Crash Experience

All teenagers think that they're God's gift to motorsports and, unless they're a Foyt or an Andretti, chances are their skills don't quite match up to their aspirations. Take the case of a 19-year old hoon from Victoria, Australia, who apparently took what's left of this VY HSV Clubsport out for a test drive. While… » 12/26/07 3:30pm 12/26/07 3:30pm