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410kW HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer special edition coming

September 7, 2016

Holden will stop producing the Commodore in Australia late next year, and this means performance arm HSV will stop producing its range of V8 Commodore-based models.

HSV Gen-F2 Clubsport R8 Tourer

According to a source speaking with PerformanceDrive, who prefers to remain anonymous, HSV is planning a number of special editions early next year to help close off its range. One of these is set to be the much-rumoured GTS-R.

The source told PerformanceDrive today that one of the first to go out of production will be the Clubsport R8 Tourer. This is the Sportwagon version of the Clubsport. A special edition is apparently in the works as we speak, designed to send off the variant.

Specific details haven’t been officially confirmed, however, instead of the recently-released Gen-F2 sporting a 400kW version of the GTS‘s LSA supercharged V8, power for the special edition R8 Tourer is set to be bumped up to 410kW.

There’s also talk of some higher-performance brakes being fitted, and some unique wheels and other trimmings. A bespoke build plate is also likely, highlighting its build number, believed to be restricted to 50. It’s understood the Clubsport R8 Tourer special edition will be launched in February-March next year.

HSV recently announced SV Black and Track special editions to send of the last of the LS3-powered models, bringing various black highlights and unique touches to the Clubsport and Maloo.

Note: Current Clubsport Tourer shown

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.