Hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but this new HSV GTS-R (August ’16) isn’t going to be anything special to warrant its alleged $165,000 price tag – what a joke! Made me laugh out loud at the story in the August edition of MOTOR.
No carbon ceramic brakes, looks the same as a current GTS bar a few visual cosmetic changes, big-deal red seats and 50-odd kW more power (which can be easily tuned out of the current GTS motor for very little money). A damn waste of money, really.
Anyone that thinks it will be some magical collectors piece is in denial – just like HSV are! Look at the W427, it’s still got the biggest engine ever in an Aussie car and you can bag one for $100,000 now, well under its new car asking price. I feel sorry for the fans who buy these so-called ‘special editions’ which are really just re-jazzed, re-stickered and coloured current versions of the HSV range. They will be forgotten. HDT Brock- Commodores will never be.
We all need to wake up. There’s a reason why Australia can’t build competitive supercars priced like the rest of the world.