2004 Z Series HSV Clubsport – Today’s ‘LS’ Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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The Z-series HSV Clubsport was a car of firsts and lasts. It was the first HSV to use General Motor’s then new ‘LS2’ V8, and it was the last HSV ever to use General Motor’s ‘V’ series platform, which had been around since 1966.

With a 6.0lt displacement, all-aluminium block, flat-topped pistons, cast-steel roller rocker arms, roller cam followers and a compression ratio of 10.9:1, the LS2 V8 was a stonking power-plant for the Clubsport.

The LS2 churned out 297kW and 530Nm, which was enough to propel the Clubsport from rest to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 249km/h.

This heroic shove was sent to the rear wheels via either a 6-speed Tremec T56 manual gearbox or a 4-speed 4L65-E automatic gearbox.

Brakes for the Clubsport consisted of grooved and ventilated discs, 330mm at the front and 315mm at the rear, and two-piston calipers at all four corners.

The Z series Clubsport also received number of changes over its predecessor, the Y series Clubsport, which included a new power steering pump, electric throttle control and Bosch’s 8.0 traction control and ABS systems.

This particular Clubsport is a 2004 model, build number 067, and has 120789 kilometres on the clock from new.

In addition, the seller says that the Clubsport has had a number of performance modifications made to the vehicle including a larger cam, OTR induction kit, performance extractors and exhaust and a brake upgrade.

The Seller is asking $24,990 for the ‘Clubby’, and anyone interested in this V8 beast can check out the full listing here.   

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