Recently, we had a look at the 400kW HSV Clubsport – and some viewers said we should probably pay more attention to green cars…

So we did! And this one has 430kW.
Say hello to the 2016 HSV Gen-F2 GTS

So what is new on the GenF-2 GTS?
Not much.

The front bar has been revised and, like the Clubsport, the new lower lip integrates into side skirts that extend to the updated rear diffuser – which still houses the quad-tip bimodal exhaust.

There are new 20-inch forged wheel designs, new bonnet vents and a new colour option - but that's pretty much it.

It is still tough though – the supercharged LSA under the bonnet is carried over, as are the 6-piston AP-Racing callipers and 2-piece drilled rotors, there’s HSV’s torque vectoring system as well as three-stage magnetic ride control adjustment – and lets not forget the ‘super flow’ spoiler out the back

But, lets cut to the chase paying the best part of $100,000 for a 430kW, 740Nm, 6.2-litre, supercharged, Commodore isn’t what you’d call a sensible decision.

Sure it's big and comfy and generally a lot of car for the money, but the HSV Clubsport, or even the SS Commodore make a better power-to-dollar argument.

But that isn't what the GTS is about.
The GTS makes a statement - not necessarily to others but to yourself.

A little reminder that although life may be full of rules and responsibilities – with plenty of opportunity to be sensible… there should always be time for this...


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Comments

    • Jon Nairn
      Jon Nairn

      Rubbish Reporter

      about 26 days ago
    • Peter McKinlay
      Peter McKinlay

      ... swap you for my 1.3 multijet Punto with a dying transmission?

      about 1 month ago
    • Kazi Shahid
      Kazi Shahid

      There is only one thing this review failed to mention. It’s a financial suicide. This model is one of the highest depreciating cars from 2016. Plus Holden ad a brand is dead anyway

      about 3 months ago
    • Billy Jones
      Billy Jones

      My dad use to have a vn LS2 ex police car so it has all of the hsv gear in it

      about 3 months ago
    • Kristian Spencer
      Kristian Spencer

      Beautiful car. But don’t like the colour or the non colour coded wing mirrors. Problem is the original vxr8 is only £16000. And the Bathurst s is £35000. That’s what I would buy and save £20000. For modifications.700bhp.?💪👍

      about 4 months ago
    • Source!!!
      Source!!!

      Man, I want to drop that engine in a Toyota 86. GM should of just build engines for people to drop it in other cars.

      about 4 months ago
    • liabilitymate
      liabilitymate

      The big mover in the market now is the WH Statesman LS1, now Holden is gone for good, they will be worth more than any HSV crap, mark my words...

      about 5 months ago
    • Cumbersome
      Cumbersome

      So sad in 2018 all of this goodness is gone.

      about 5 months ago
    • Johan Cha
      Johan Cha

      I love.. NO NO. I LOVE.. Australian car culture. Greetings from the USA

      about 8 months ago
    • stevan ogrizovic
      stevan ogrizovic

      great car for 100k i could build something even better nastier in hp

      about 8 months ago
    • Chester
      Chester

      All this talk of "kilowatts".  Is that an electric engine masquerading as an internal combustion one?  Give me some good old HORSEPOWER and FOOT POUNDS of TORQUE stats.  You got that?

      about 9 months ago
    • ADHD
      ADHD

      Commie is a special car

      about 10 months ago
    • Puzzle
      Puzzle

      all that power and still you can only do the speed limit unless you want to get booked for speeding.

      about 11 months ago
    • Joe Parkson
      Joe Parkson

      I am American i would choose that holden gts over a camero(NO BULL SHIT.) HEHEE

      about 1 year ago
    • Red_Eye_Fishing_Co
      Red_Eye_Fishing_Co

      Dream car

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Aleksovski
      Michael Aleksovski

      It won't be long before we all start saying...
      Jeez, we use to make some amazing cars in this country!

      about 1 year ago
    • PanasonicTooth
      PanasonicTooth

      Not a fan of Holden "Poo Green"

      about 1 year ago
    • PanasonicTooth
      PanasonicTooth

      Couldn't justify spending that sort of money on a Holden these days, but I'd happily be gifted one!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joshamie 14
      Joshamie 14

      thumbs up for that intro

      about 1 year ago
    • Lindsay Buswell
      Lindsay Buswell

      Hi

      about 1 year ago
    • Jordan Schuh
      Jordan Schuh

      Hi James can you please do a full review of all the my17 hsv range please.

      about 1 year ago
    • ArkTiger4c
      ArkTiger4c

      Overpriced GM dinosaur .....wait until these come across a falcon tweaked turbo 6 then the bragging stops & reality kicks in

      about 1 year ago
    • Emanuel Mouratidis
      Emanuel Mouratidis

      I hate our government

      about 1 year ago
    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman In reply to Emanuel Mouratidis

      WHY MIDDLE CLASS HAS SHRUNK 50 YRS

      about 1 year ago
    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman In reply to Emanuel Mouratidis

      YEP! GETTING RICH OFF US

      about 1 year ago
    • Callum Balodis
      Callum Balodis

      Love the Green and you're hot James. XXX

      about 2 years ago
    • Mash Abdul
      Mash Abdul

      what do you mean be the loss of the v8 . are you planning to offshore hsv as well. hsv is designed manufactured and marketed to the world from melbourne. its no suprise that gm is not up for selling holden but wants to keep it. Please dont tell me this is the fate of this fantastic brand. For the sake of Australia, keep hsv australian.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman

      I did the maths , the gts Without LCT is $86000 aud . Government rapes us buyers

      about 2 years ago
    • Jes
      Jes

      "You could strap 4.5 petrol golfs together, and still not even achieve the same power output as the GTS"...yet the GTS has a 4.4 0-100...and the golf r sits around 4.7-4.9.....makes you wonder how bad the performance engineers at hsv really are, all that displacement + a supercharger and only 3-5 tenths quicker to 100 than a golf....not mentioning the rs3 or a45 for less money.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman In reply to Jes

      detuned so its reliable retard . golf r in the workshop a lot

      about 1 year ago
    • logan thompson
      logan thompson In reply to Jes

      Of course I have no idea, Jap cars for the win!!!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • logan thompson
      logan thompson In reply to Jes

      Jes you forgot the P in Thompson

      about 2 years ago
    • Jes
      Jes In reply to Jes

      Bogan thomson clearly got absolutely no idea

      about 2 years ago
    • logan thompson
      logan thompson In reply to Jes

      Jes the engine of the GTS is hauling arse whilst the Golf chassis has a tin can on top

      about 2 years ago
    • Etuate Pale
      Etuate Pale

      Great video thank you.

      about 2 years ago
    • Declan p
      Declan p

      Only thing more Australian than this is the maloo

      about 2 years ago
    • Alex Bukreev
      Alex Bukreev

      green cars... you're awesome

      about 2 years ago