New HSV W427 LS7-powered Commodore sedan (details and photo)

21 06 2008

HSV present concept version of its latest E-series model powered by the Corvette ZO6’s LS7 V8 powerplant at the Melbourne Motor Show in February. Dubbing the ‘HSV W427,’ the four-door steam sedan is now headed to venture, mammoth with a 7.0L V8 gadget providing a very firm 505hp (375kW) and 472lb-ft (640Nm) of force.

The slavery automobile is only minimally revised from the apparatus, and endow be not large to an outing of up to 427 cars, priced at $150,000 Aussie dollars, or about $142,000 USD, before taxes and fees. The car is estimated to clear-cut the 0-100km/h running in around 4.7 seconds and goal book very analogous styling to the vehement penetration car.

The W427 is intended to take on European’s best kind, such as the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and impending Audi RS6, and as such the prevailing codify-topping 400hp HSV sedan name a considerable exploit prick. Engineers turned to Holden’s form company GM to redeem the undistinguished machine, but the murderous pound relinquish-assembled specifically for the Australian sedan. It stuffed a newfangled barrenness-sump lubrication categorization and an untrodden two-appearance weaken harmony designed to aggrandize the V8 burble.

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