The Ford F-150 SSV Can Handle Bad Guys And Fires

Law enforcement and emergency services agencies can now get a Ford F-150 made to suit their needs. With a special interior and a heavy duty alternator, the Special Service Vehicle (SSV) package can accommodate everything from bulky communications equipment to firearms. » 6/11/12 12:30pm 6/11/12 12:30pm

Walkinshaw Holden SS-V Superwagon: How You Can Get One!

Aussie auto journalist Thomas Reynolds knows of Jalopnik's painful love affair-from-a-distance with the Aussie-only 603 HP, V8-Powered G8-mimicking Walkinshaw Holden SS-V Superwagon. So he snagged one and went to Walkinshaw's shop to demand they bring it to us! » 4/12/10 12:30pm 4/12/10 12:30pm

Walkinshaw Holden SS-V Superwagon: 603 HP Of Salt-Rubbing-In-Wound…

One of the best performance sedans GM ever built, the Pontiac G8 GXP, is dead. The Aussies still get a Holden version, and a wagon. Heck, this one from Walkinshaw Performance packs 603HP. Wagon. V8. Supercharger. Sometimes the world's unfair. » 3/24/10 10:30am 3/24/10 10:30am

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

The Limited-Edition Aussie Pontiac G8 Is No Longer Limited

Last fall, a badgeless version of the Pontiac G8 sedan, complete with twin-port grille, was released for limited sale in Australia. The Aussies liked it so much that it's now an ordinary production model. Vegemite excitement, anyone? » 1/13/10 10:00am 1/13/10 10:00am

Holden Commodore SS-V With Manufacturer Plates Spotted In Birmingham!

Our friends at How Bourgeois have the scoop for us of what would appear to be a Holden Commodore SS-V with manny plates sitting kiddie corner to the rear-end of the swank Townsend Hotel. That seems to beg the question — what's this bit of Aussie metal with super hoonage potential doing in the middle of downtown… » 4/02/07 1:45pm 4/02/07 1:45pm

Lutz on the Holden VE Commodore SS-V: It's Magical!

"Maximum" Bob Lutz appears bullish on Holden's new VE Commodore SS-V, calling it "a magic vehicle" after driving it just once, according to Australia's Drive.com.au. That bodes well for the car becoming integrated into GM's North American line — possibly as a replacement for the Pontiac Grand Prix — something Holden… » 8/08/06 10:00am 8/08/06 10:00am

Test-Drive Video: Crikey, the Holden VE Commodore SS-V

Our mild obsession with / jealousy of Australians' access to muscle cars continues with a video from Drive.com.au of the Holden VE Commodore SS-V carving up the Holden test track in Victoria, with one of the company's engineers at the helm. Nine'een inch wheels, big V8, a lotta fun to drive. Roight! » 8/04/06 10:30am 8/04/06 10:30am

Herefore Art Thou: First Drive of the Holden Commodore VE SS-V

What does a billion bucks buy you? If you're GM's Aussie Holden division, it's a kiss on the cheek from the 6.0-liter V8 gods and a rear-drive platform that will affect many more of the General's products. Not enough? It'll also buy into production the Commodore VE SS-V, one of those distinctly Australian muscle cars… » 8/02/06 8:49am 8/02/06 8:49am