Thursday, 16 February 2017


2017 HSV GTSR Australia's main overall performance car manufacturer, HSV, confirmed the reintroduction to its line-up of the an awful lot-revered GTSR nameplate as a part of the very last construct of the domestically manufactured "Zeta" platform.

First seen on an HSV in 1996 with the advent of the much-acclaimed VS version, HSV will provide 3 GTSR model versions as a part of its MY17 range.

Drawing on its racing historical past, all three cars - GTSR (sedan), GTSR Maloo and GTSR W1 - share constant, music-inspired styling and performance DNA.

Delivering a lower, wider, greater muscular stance, reinforcing HSV's tune history and making a bold design announcement had been key drivers of the GTSR layout software.

All motors characteristic an all-new front fascia with the big use of matte black accents and clean, competitive pix that maximise air-intake and deliver a one-of-a-kind, race-stimulated look.

A formidable front splitter runs across the lower edges to accentuate the low-slung stance, with new Daytime Running Lamps completing the specific front-end design.

The wider stance is improved through the adoption of bold, new and wider the front fenders. These fenders are 12mm wider (in line with facet) than the stability of the HSV range and characteristic new horizontal fender vents - carbon-fibre on GTSR W1.

In addition to assisting deliver a more aggressive the front-cease stance, the broader fenders were required to house the all-new 20" x nine" (the front) and 20" x 10" (rear) SV Panorama cast alloy wheels.

These elegant, five-spoke alloys, finished in Hyper Dark Stainless on GTSR and GTSR Maloo and Matte Black on GTSR W1, are ½ inch wider than the stability of the MY17 variety and function waisted spoke facets that aid weight loss.

A top rate, AP Racing, 6-piston brake package deal, presenting monoblock calipers and massive 410mm (the front) rotors and huge Ferodo 4488 brake pads, beautify all 3 GTSR fashions.

The new 410mm diameter rotor is a fully floating layout the use of generation derived from race-motors but delicate for the street. The monoblock caliper production gives you an advanced power-to-weight ratio while the 410mm rotors proportion race-inspired ("S" vane) cooling generation.

This international-magnificence braking bundle takes AP Racing radical layout to an all new stage handing over splendid preventing strength and brake modulation, and an even more impregnable pedal feel.

Complementing the GTSR variety's wheel and brake package deal, GTSR and GTSR Maloo characteristic Continental ContiSportContact 5P tyres. These tyres have been fitted to all HSV models for the reason that advent of the GEN-F variety and were to start with chosen for his or her advanced dry and moist climate overall performance and for imparting the best balance among avenue protecting and ride comfort.

The GTSR W1's cast alloys are wrapped in specially decided on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R 265/35 R20 (front) and 295/30 R20 (rear) tyres.

After extensive assessment with the aid of HSV engineers, those Pirelli tyres have been selected for his or her capability to maximize the car's song ability.

The Trofeo R tyre is essentially a track-focused race tyre with a unique tread and compound that offers exceptional overall performance and enables maximise status start and mid-corner grip.

From a suspension attitude, GTSR will characteristic HSV's Magnetic Ride Control system, a semi-energetic suspension device which responds to street inputs and riding conditions with dampers up to date every one thousandth of a 2nd to optimise ride comfort, whilst GTSR W1 might be equipped with all-new "SupaShock" suspension.

This race-inspired suspension machine mirrors that fitted to Walkinshaw Racing's "Supercars" - refined for on-road driving however with a track that is undeniably tune focussed to maximise the automobile's intent.

Internal components come immediately from the racing enterprise with linear-style damper pistons that deliver the lowest frictional losses of any business damper to be had and a the front coil layout rated at approximately 2.2 times higher than the balance of the HSV range.

At the rear, both GTSR and GTSR W1 feature an all-new fascia and diffuser that homes quad exhaust outlets with twin diamond suggestions (shadow-chrome on the GTSR W1), whilst the decklid capabilities HSV's new "Aeroflow" spoiler delivering a sturdy and cohesive, race-stimulated appearance. The spoiler top is completed in carbon-fibre on GTSR W1.

GTSR Maloo also features a new wide and decrease diffuser and quad exhaust shops that integrate to deliver a sparkling and exceptional rear-end look.

Internally, the GTSR range reflects its music historical past with all three automobiles providing new HSV Podium seats finished in Alcantara with diamond-quilted sewing and leather bolsters (GTSR and GTSR Maloo) and full Alcantara with diamond-quilted stitching (GTSR W1).

Striking purple herringbone dual-needle highlights also characteristic drastically via-out the cabin, even as an Alcantara-wrapped, sports activities-profile steering wheel and tools selector are preferred on GTSR W1 and optionally available on both GTSR and GTSR Maloo.

HSV's engineering group have labored feverishly to squeeze every ounce of ability out of the 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA Generation IV Alloy V8 that powers both GTSR and GTSR Maloo. The adoption of a brand new, (K&N) hello-flow overall performance air filter out sees maximum energy output growth to 435kW, making this the most effective LSA V8 engine HSV has ever offered.

GTSR W1 will function the acclaimed 6.2 litre Supercharged LS9 Generation IV Alloy V8 engine as initially fitted to the sixth era Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

Aided by way of its 2.3 litre supercharger, forged aluminium pistons, dry sump and carbon-fibre airbox (especially designed with the aid of HSV to meet the engine's unique air-float necessities), the LS9-powered GTSR W1 can have a maximum electricity output of 474kW making it the most powerful performance production automobile ever constructed in this u . S .. Maximum torque (815Nm) places the vehicle in "V8 Supercars" elegance.

This hand-constructed engine (it takes approximately five hours to collect) is to be fitted at HSV's manufacturing facility in Clayton, Victoria.

To optimise the potential of this powertrain, GTSR W1 will utilise a Tremec TR6060 (MH3 spec.) near-ratio, 6-speed manual gear field with a ZF SACHS twin-plate clutch. This equipment-set, which includes strong-plate flywheel, is new to HSV and facilitates maintain engine RPMs extra focused round most energy output. When mated to this higher revving engine, the transmission gives the motive force a far extra useful strength-band, assisting optimise the driving experience.

Along with the ability to assist the higher torque output of the LS9 engine, the MH3 equipment-set provides super overall shift sense, with short throws and smooth tools synchronisation.

The bi-modal exhaust gadget fitted to the three GTSR fashions has been calibrated to open earlier in the "rev" range than previous HSV fashions, rounding off one of the maximum big powertrain programs in HSV's history.

All 3 GTSR fashions may also be equipped with performance functions signature to the HSV variety consisting of Torque Vectoring, Enhanced Driver Interface and a Driver Preference Dial to mild key digital automobile systems along with Traction Control, Launch Control, Torque Vectoring, Bi-Modal Exhaust and Electric Power Steering.

Three new shades will be to be had with the GTSR range - "Spitfire", a vibrant inexperienced, "Son of a Gun", a gunmetal gray and "Light My Fire", a metallic, burnt orange. A tailored, first-rate vehicle cowl will also be provided with all GTSR models, in my view numbered on GTSR W1.

"With the MY17 range being the last of the Zeta platform product (GEN-F variety), our intentions have been continually to ship the platform off with a bang and the content material we have added is vital to that plan", said HSV's Managing Director, Tim Jackson.

"The GTSR call was remaining used almost twenty years ago, and as we built this range with a view in the direction of modern marketplace expectations and developments, we couldn't help but experience the GTSR nameplate became the logical healthy for this family of product."

"We're assured we've got introduced our first-class product ever, and the greatest overall performance cars ever produced on this u . S .", he stated.

Build of the GTSR variety commences in April and while all cars will be to be had in limited quantities, production of GTSR W1 may be confined to approximately 300 automobiles.

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