Holden Special Vehicles has added a special new version of its velvet hammer Senator sedan to the 2015 line-up.
Picking up the familiar ‘SV’ badge, the new Senator SV gets new wheels and a number of blacked-out exterior highlights.
Holding up each corner are HSV’s new 20-inch ‘SV Rapier’ wheels, a forged-alloy set that gets a ‘Dark Stainless’ finish and exposes the large AP Racing brake package that sits behind.
New ‘Pitch Black’ touches also appear on the exterior, darkening the grille surround, fender vents, mirror scalps, luxury lip spoiler and door surrounds. There’s also a shadow-chrome finish to the exhaust tips.
There’s also ‘Senator SV’ sill plates at the doors and an individually-numbered ID plate in the cabin, along with a specially branded startup screen for the centre display.
Four colours will be offered: Heron, Phantom, Prussian Steel and Nitrate.
“We wanted to introduce styling enhancements that further accentuated the vehicle’s street presence and exclusivity,” HSV’s Chief of Design & Styling, Julian Quincey, said.
“We were keen to take Senator Signature’s “luxury/performance” positioning and deliver a darker, more brooding edge to its styling.”
Features already standard with the Senator include a 340kW LS3 V8, HSV performance seats, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, Enhanced Driver Interface and a Driver Preference dial.
The Senator SV will be offered with either a TR6060 six-speed manual transmission or the no-cost optional 6L80E six-speed automatic with Active Select and paddle shifters.
Just 50 examples will be offered in Australia, but New Zealand buyers will have an even greater level of exclusivity, with just two Senator SVs available there.
2015 HSV Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
- ClubSport manual - $61,990
- ClubSport R8 manual - $73,290
- ClubSport R8 Tourer (now auto only) - $76,490
- Maloo manual - $59,990
- Maloo R8 manual - $69,990
- Senator Signature manual & auto - $83,990
- Grange auto only - $85,990
- GTS manual - $94,490
- GTS Maloo manual - $87,990
Note: automatic transmission, where applicable, adds $2500.
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