HSV GTS 25th Anniversary Edition revealed at 2012 Australian Motor Show

The hot new HSV GTS 25th Anniversary Edition has been revealed at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The high performance sedan celebrates 25 years of HSV.

As previously reported, just 125 HSV 25th Anniversary examples will be made, coming equipped with $7500 in extras for a $2000 price hike over the regular GTS.

Standing out from the usual GTS, the 25th Anniversary features unique ‘Satin Graphite’ sections in the front grille and bonnet, with matching 20-inch forged alloy wheels. The wheels weigh 22kg less than the items on the standard GTS.

Like the GTS, the 25th Anniversary model is equipped with HSV’s 6.2-litre V8 LS3 engine, producing 325kW and 550Nm. This helps the big sedan scoot from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds.

Featured up front is a set of six-piston HSV brakes with a brake pad area that is 50 per cent larger than what the normal GTS offers. Also included in the pack is HSV’s Magnetic Ride Control with ‘Performance’ and ‘Track’ modes, a ‘Superflow’ rear wing, a high-flow bi-modal exhaust system, and tyre pressure monitors.

Each model will come with a unique build plate, and special 25th Anniversary livery throughout.

Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs):

HSV  GTS 25th Anniversary Edition six-speed manual – $84,990
HSV  GTS 25th Anniversary Edition six-speed automatic – $86,990

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.

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