Report – End of the line HSV GTS-R W1 to pack LS9 ZR1 engine image

According to the latest intel coming from Down Under, the Holden Special Vehicles division is reportedly preparing an incredible send out for the Holden Commodore through a special series model titled the GTS-R W1.

The farewell model should arrive sometimes during the second quarter next year, and HSV has apparently decided to use the 638-horsepower (476-kilowatt) 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the past Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. HSV is not through with the development process yet, so the supercharged V8 could have a different power rating – but the result should still deliver the fastest Australian-built model ever on sale with the sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) allegedly taking place in just four seconds – using a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox.

The W1 is also tipped to play homage to its Australian roots by using unique adaptive dampers from the local company Supashock, while the transformation would also be defined through updated brakes and a different, more aggressive body kit. The vehicles would be taken off Holden’s assembly line, and completed in the HSV chop shop – with production at just 250 units, costing more than 170,000 Australian dollars ($129,700). Also in the pipeline is the “regular” GTS-R version, which could pack a modified version of the 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 from the GM group.

Via Motoring