2007 HSV Clubsport R8 – Today’s Performance Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Very low mileage example

The VE Holden Commodore is the first iteration of the fourth and final generation of arguably Australia’s greatest automotive moniker.

Released in July of 2006, the VE replaced the outgoing VZ Commodore and stayed in production until May 2013.

Designed by Peter Hughes, the VE was an entirely new vehicle from the Iron Lion, and it was developed from the ground-up locally, costing General Motors Holden approximately $1 Billion dollars.

The VE could be had in three different body styles: a four-door sedan, five-door wagon and a two-door ute.

Power was derived from a range of motors that comprised a 3.0lt and 3.6lt V6 or a 6.0lt and 6.2lt (HSV only), Chevrolet-sourced V8.

The shove from these power plants was sent to the VEs rear wheels via a four, five or six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.

Once they got their hands on the VE Commodore, Holden Special Vehicles developed a range of performance models based on the standard family vehicle.

These models included the Clubsport R8, Clubsport GXP, GTS, W427, Senator Signature, Senator SV08, Grange, Maloo and Maloo GXP.

This particular VE Commodore is a 2007 HSV Clubsport R8 and comes equipped with the 6.0lt LS1 V8 and six-speed manual transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has travelled a low 24,448 kilometres from new and, judging from the photos, the vehicle appears to be in very good condition.

The Clubsport is $44,888 and anyone interested in this Aussie performance vehicle can view the full listing here.

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