In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
HRT 427 production announced
HSV Gives HRT 427 the green light.
The world’s super car club really does have a new member!
It was the star of last year's Sydney Motor Show and now the HRT 427 is to go into production.
"I am delighted to announce the latest - and greatest - HSV to go into production ..... the HRT 427" announced HSV Managing Director John Crennan at a National HSV Retailer Meeting. Also launched at the meeting was HSV's Coupe II - the latest incarnation of HSV's highly successful Coupe range.
Holden Special Vehicles and Holden took a bold step forward in developing the HRT 427. The car's release in Sydney attracted much attention - from the media, from HRT fans, and , importantly , from some 80 customers who paid HSV Retailers deposits on the car. At that time there were no specific pricing, specification levels, or production numbers, just a desire from HSV to showcase its ability, along with racing partner HRT, to develop a truly world class performance car.
"This is the biggest and most complex project we will have undertaken. We are doing it as it is a wonderful advertisement for HSV being a world leader in high performance specialty cars", Crennan added.
Pricing will be approximately $215,000 dollars. Production will commence later this year.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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