What was the first HSV made?
The first car developed by HSV was the Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV of 1988, which was badged and sold by Holden for Group A touring car racing homologation purposes. It went on to win the 1990 Bathurst 1000 race. The first car developed, badged and sold as an HSV was the SV88.
Is a HSV a Holden?
Over the years, HSV built an array of modified vehicles, most of which were based on Holden models powered by either Holden or GM sourced V8 engines. For 30 years HSV mastered a very specific vehicle fit for Australian tastes and purposes: the V8, four-door performance sedan that people aspired to own.
How many HSV w427 were built?
Production was originally intended as a limited run of 427 cars. However, only 137 cars were built (this number does not include the original concept car), sold only in Australia and New Zealand (only three cars were exported to NZ). Reportedly, Holden Special Vehicles offered the pre-order of build no.
Can I still buy HSV?
Can I still buy HSV merchandise? Yes. You can purchase HSV merchandise at shop.hsv.com.au.
Who owns HSV?
Walkinshaw PerformanceGeneral Motors
What’s the build number of the HSV group a Walkinshaw?
The HSV VL SS Group A Walkinshaw and VS GTS-R are two of the wildest Australian road cars ever created. In part 1 of our Holden no.1s, we look at the VL SS Group A, build number 001…
How old was Tom Walkinshaw when he died?
Tom Walkinshaw (14 August 1946 – 12 December 2010) was a British racing car driver and the founder of the racing team Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR).
What kind of racing does Tom Walkinshaw do?
Success in the latter series (as well as the French championship) with both cars led to a partnership to develop a Jaguar prototype for Group C racing, for use in both the World Sportscar Championship (WSCC) and the IMSA GT Championship (IMSA).
When did Tom Walkinshaw start racing in IMSA?
As Bob Tullius ‘ Group 44 initially ran Jaguar powered cars in IMSA, Jaguar partnered with both Group 44 (for IMSA) and TWR (for WSCC). However, it soon became clear that a single partner could successfully run in both WSCC and IMSA and so by 1988 TWR had secured the contract to run in both series.