Australia's leading performance car manufacturer, HSV, released details of a limited edition ClubSport R8 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate. The name ClubSport first featured on an HSV in 1990 with the introduction of the VN model which featured a 5.0L V8 generating 180 kilowatts of power and 400 Newton-metres of torque, plus 16 inch alloys and FE2 suspension. Fast-forward 25 years and while the level of passion hasn't changed, technology, performance and design have certainly evolved.
The 25th Anniversary ClubSport, to be presented in high-series "R8" guise, builds on an already impressive list of standard equipment that includes a 340kW, LS3, Generation IV alloy V8 engine, AP Racing forged 4-piston brake calipers, HSV Performance seats in Onyx leather trim and advanced technologies like Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI) and Driver Preference Dial.
The limited edition content starts with the fitment of light-weight 20" SV Rapier forged alloy wheels in a stylish "Gloss Black" finish. A Hyperflow Performance rear spoiler adds to the racing flavour while a range of striking "pitch black" exterior accents feature on the fender vents, mirror scalps plus the door, bonnet and boot-lid badges. Bold quad exhaust outlets with shadow-chrome tips complete the exterior styling make-over.
Source: HSV Press Release