As promised, the utterly massive power boost gifted to the hero GTS has had (relatively) little impact on its price, which now starts at $92,990.
That's a sizeable $10,000 increase over the outgoing E3 GTS, but the extra investment will net you a factory-backed increase from 325 to 430kW, and 550 to 740Nm.
"The GEN-F GTS will have no peer when it comes to value. Its price, power, performance and specification levels are unrivalled in the market place," HSV Managing Director, Phil Harding, said today.
You'll get into a six-speed manual GTS for $92,990 plus on-roads, and the six-speed Active Select auto for $95,490 plus on-roads.
Below the GTS is the equally familiar Clubsport, which offers a $4000 price cut to bring it down to $60,990 in manual form.
HSV's LS3 engine remains the giver of power here, producing 317kW and 550Nm. Gearbox choices remain either the TR6060 six-speed manual, or the 6L80E six-speed automatic.
While the engine is largely carried over, the brake package has been extensively reworked.
The standard Clubsport and Maloo still get four-piston calipers front and rear, but the rotors are larger (367x32mm front, 367x28mm rear), and the calipers have been upgraded to forged items.
Among the Clubsport's new standard features are front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, a blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, an automatic parallel parking system and an electric parking brake - all borrowed from the VF Commodore.
“We’re really pleased with the way our ClubSport range has shaped up. Our entry level ClubSport is very competitively priced," HSV's Tim Jackson said.
"In fact, the last time we offered a ClubSport for less than $60,990 was way back in 2003 at specification levels not even comparable to today’s model."
The 325kW Clubsport R8 starts at $71,290 - a $210 decrease, while adding leather trim, machined faced alloy wheels, BOSE audio, Bi-Modal mufflers and HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface system.
Pricing for the ClubSport R8 Tourer will start from $72,290 which is also a $210 decrease on the outgoing E3 model.
Also available with R8 models is the $4995 SV Enhanced pack, boosting outputs to 340kW and 570Nm.
There's also 20-inch forged alloy rims, 'pitch black' accents to the fender vents and mirror scalps, and, with the ClubSport R8, a 'lo-line' spoiler finished in satin graphite colour.
Ute fans will be served by the $58,990 Maloo and $68,290 Maloo R8 models, with power and feature levels matching their Clubsport and Clubsport R8 counterparts.
Combining performance with luxury is the $83,990 Senator Signature, with the same 340kW/570Nm power pack, along with heated front seats, a chrome single-slot front grille, 20-inch matte silver forged wheels and a subtle bootlip spoiler.
At the top of the Gen-F family is the Caprice-based $85,990 Grange, offering a $3000 saving over its E3 predecessor.
Like the Senator Signature, the Grange is driven by the 340kW/ 570Nm LS3 engine, bringing a new and more luxurious interior. The Grange is available with automatic transmission only.
The HSV Grange gets frontal collision alert, lane departure warning, rain-sensing wipers and head-up display, along with Driver Preference Dial and two-stage MRC suspension.
The Grange's brakes are the same AP-sourced forged four-piston stoppers used by the Clubsport R8.
The HSV Gen-F range officially goes on sale on June 16.
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