HSV Clubsport R8 wagon - today's rare tempter

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For many of us, the whole idea of having a muscle car in wagon form has huge appeal. It has the potential to provide lots of driving fun, while you can defend your choice as being terribly practical.

Whatever excuses you choose, there's no question this generation of HSV R8 was a spectacular bit of gear and, sadly, we're unlikely ever to see the likes of it again.

Our sister title Wheels magazine managed to snare a long-termer back when these were new, and clearly loved it. Alex inwood wrote: "Under that vented bonnet lies the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 as HSV’s flagship GTS, only in a lesser 400kW/671Nm tune. It barks into life, and with Sport mode engaged on the selector dial, settles into a loud and lumpy idle that rocks the car.

"It takes less than an hour for the HSV to work its way under my skin. It’s roomy, sublimely comfortable, and in top gear on the Hume freeway, with the big blown eight ticking over at little more than 1200rpm, an effortless cruiser."

The example you see here is a 2016 model, for sale in WA. It's priced at $97,000, and claims relatively low miles at under 37,000km.

 

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