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  Holden HSV HRT 427

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Country of origin:Australia
Produced in:2002
Introduced at:2002 Sydney Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe launch of HSV's sensational Coupé model, in December 2001, immediately sparked widespread speculation about a two-door high performance flagship that would make the transition to the racetrack.

That's no surprise when you consider HSV's unique commitment to motorsport. Over the past 15 years the HSV brand has been built on motorsport success and creating exhilarating road cars that contain serious levels of motorsport derived DNA. Indeed, 85% of HSV buyers nominate motorsport as their number 1 recreational interest.

Now, the racetrack concept, which simmered within both HSV and Holden, has boiled over with the two companies collaborating to create the breathtaking HRT 427.

Essentially the development roles were split, with Holden responsible for styling and HSV for the project management, engineering and building of the car. Holden's Design Team got the ball rolling with a clean, subtle styling package. Features include an HRT style aerodynamic undertray to increase downforce, dual twin-exhaust outlets and a rear bumper cutout with diffuser to accommodate the dual exhausts and an aluminium drop-tank.

Racing heritage features under the bonnet with a V8 engine that shares its 427 cubic inch (7.0 litre) capacity with the legendary big block Chev. Based on a Corvette C5R race engine, it's been hand built by HRT technicians, incorporating their own unique piston and CNC cylinder head design. This very special powerplant feeds through eight individual throttle bodies with carbon fibre trumpets.

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