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Country of origin:Australia
Produced in:2008
Numbers built:100
Introduced at:2008 Australian International Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:October 13, 2008
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Click here to download printer friendly versionHolden Special Vehicles have launched two new models at this year's Australian International Motor Show, in addition to revealing the ClubSport R8 Tourer and W427 Showcar to a Sydney audience for the very first time.

"We're celebrating 40 years of GTS with a special commemorative model as well as unveiling a Senator Signature SV08," Managing Director of Holden Special Vehicles Phil Harding said.

"The SV08 introduces the new TR6060 manual gearbox to our range, which will become standard across the HSV model line-up later this month. I am also delighted to have the W427 Showcar and all-new ClubSport R8 Tourer at the Show for the very first time."

HSV has also revealed it is investing heavily in research and development to identify new fuel saving technologies to introduce to Australia s luxury and high performance car company.

"Our customers expect us to be at the cutting edge of new technologies," Phil Harding said.

"While demand for our product still remains strong, HSV is committed to exploring alternative fuel technologies and powertrain concepts that will keep our company at the forefront of performance motoring in this country."

HSV is commemorating 40 years of the first Australian Gran Turismo Sportivo (GTS) with the release of a limited edition GTS.

First appearing on a HK Monaro in 1968, the GTS nameplate has been part of the HSV lexicon since its return to the market in 1992 in the form of the 200kW VP GTS and has since been the hero car-line for the high performance car company.

To commemorate 40 years of GTS, just 100 specially released models will be built, featuring black heritage stripes, tyre pressure monitors and a commemorative '40 years of GTS' logo embedded on the headrest, brake calliper, sill plate and rear panel of the model.

Priced from $80,170, 40 years of GTS is available in Sting Red and Heron White only.

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