HSV has announced a new limited edition version of the ClubSport this week, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of the brand's most successful badge.
Launched in 1990 and priced at $34,140, the VN Commodore-based HSV ClubSport was powered by a modified version of Holden's 5.0 litre V8, producing 180kW and 400Nm of torque. Only 410 examples were built.
Today, the 2010 HSV ClubSport R8 draws power from GM's 6.2 litre LS3 V8, pushing 317kW and 550Nm of torque through a six-speed manual transmission.
Over the years, the ClubSport line has had four different engine variants, including the original 5.0 litre, the 5.7 litre LS1, 6.0 litre LS2 and the current 6.2 litre LS3.
HSV's marketing boss Tim Jackson announced the special model today, declaring the ClubSport's 20 years a milestone worthy of celebration.
”If we step back 20 years to 1990, this really was a watershed year for the HSV brand. Not only did we introduce our first ClubSport model in June but 1990 also represented our first Bathurst victory with the Holden Racing Team, who are also celebrating 20 years of success this year," Mr Jackson said.
"The ClubSport has such great history and meaning within our business, and it has always been our purists' vehicle; bringing track focused performance and handling to a road vehicle."
Limited to 100 units, the 20 Years Of ClubSport model is equipped with HSV's performance suspension, 20-inch Pentagon wheels in Millennium silver and leather seats, all at no additional cost.
In place of special badging or plaques, the 20 Years of ClubSport gets a unique decal on the rear window, modeled on the VN's "CS ClubSport" badge.
Pricing and Availability
The 100 limited edition 20 Years of ClubSport models will start appearing in HSV Dealers show rooms across Australia from late June. The vehicle will come with an RRP of $66,690 for manual and $68,690 for automatic.