HSV Clubsport R8 - today's tempter

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r8 HSV Clubsport R8 VTII r8

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HSV introduced its R8 designation with this generation of Clubsport, effectively adding another tier to the popular line. 

With its variation of the Holden VTII Commodore platform came a 5.7lt LS1 Chevrolet engine, claiming 250kW, 473Nm of torque and a 6200rpm redline.

The R8s were relatively exclusive. Some 1445 Clubsports were produced across 1999-2000, with just 193 R8s. 

See the Wheels magazine feature on the introduction of this powerplant into the HSV range, back in 1999.

This example in Melbourne claims a full service history across its 174,00km. It's priced at $39,990.

 

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