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Take a look at Australia’s most powerful car: a 575-hp Holden HSV GTS powered by the same supercharged V8 from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

The HSV GTS is based on the Holden Commodore with more aggressive styling and different badging. What appears above is a rendering from Steve Short and Carsguide.au, but it’s the powerplant that will have everyone in America wishing this was the Chevrolet SS (another Commodore variant) we’re getting.

The 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 packs 575 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque in the HSV GTS and could be the most powerful car Australia will ever produced as automakers continue to downgrade towards four-cylinder engines to maximize fuel efficiency. Electronic “torque vectoring” will be used in the HSV GTS to bring plenty of control to the hands of the driver while a new stability control system will have five settings that will adjust steering and suspension at the push of a button.

The HSV GTS will go on sale in Australia in the middle of this year with a starting price of around $100,000 Australian dollars (approximately $103,000 US). Standard on the powerful sedan will be 20-inch wheels and six-piston brakes.

Too bad it won’t be heading to America, but perhaps this will give SS owners some ideas for engine swaps.
 

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I don't know of many people that can justify spending $100 000 for this car just looking at what exactly can be had for $100 000 in the U.S. being a new vehicle or used. For $100k I rather have a used Nissan GT-R or used Gallardo.
 

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I don't know of many people that can justify spending $100 000 for this car just looking at what exactly can be had for $100 000 in the U.S. being a new vehicle or used. For $100k I rather have a used Nissan GT-R or used Gallardo.

When the 2008 R35 GTR launched in the US, the dealer invoice was only $63k. The prices now are nucking futs and I hope all the Nissan decision makers who raised the price without justification and chose to make it so that only 2,000 are sold in the US per year all get ball cancer.

If Nissan had made the GTR availabe to the public for $65k, I have to believe they would sell in significant numbers.

Now that the GTR has proven itself, I would buy one. But, I am not paying $30k more for the IDENTICAL car they were selling for $63k just 5 years ago.

The LEAST Nissan could do is drop the GTR drivetrain in a Infinit G/Q50 and call it a "IPL" version with a $15k premium or do the same in a "Nismo 370Z".

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Please, for the love of God, no one repeat the lie that Nissan was spewing that they were "losing money"on every GTR sold.
Only a fool would believe a corporation that has to answer to share holders would sell anything at a loss.
They insult your intelligence with statements like that.
 

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HSV sells in the 60-80k price market so 100k for the new gts is not as bad as it's local (in au) competition, if your looking for a true ass raping try any aust BMW dealer, they are the true experts in that field.
 

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When the 2008 R35 GTR launched in the US, the dealer invoice was only $63k. The prices now are nucking futs and I hope all the Nissan decision makers who raised the price without justification and chose to make it so that only 2,000 are sold in the US per year all get ball cancer.

If Nissan had made the GTR availabe to the public for $65k, I have to believe they would sell in significant numbers.

Now that the GTR has proven itself, I would buy one. But, I am not paying $30k more for the IDENTICAL car they were selling for $63k just 5 years ago.

The LEAST Nissan could do is drop the GTR drivetrain in a Infinit G/Q50 and call it a "IPL" version with a $15k premium or do the same in a "Nismo 370Z".

Stupid, greedy [email protected]

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Please, for the love of God, no one repeat the lie that Nissan was spewing that they were "losing money"on every GTR sold.
Only a fool would believe a corporation that has to answer to share holders would sell anything at a loss.
They insult your intelligence with statements like that.
LOL Lets not forget how Lexus says it lost $200 000 for every Lexus LFA sold or what ever the high number was and then there's Maybach that claims it lost $400 000 or something close enough for every Maybach limo it sold.

I wonder who will be next
 

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LOL Lets not forget how Lexus says it lost $200 000 for every Lexus LFA sold or what ever the high number was and then there's Maybach that claims it lost $400 000 or something close enough for every Maybach limo it sold.

I wonder who will be next

Does anyone believe them?
 

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they divide the development cost by the number sold, then add this value to the cost of producing each unit, so if the ve cost $1bill to develope and they only build 100k each car has a 10k development cost added, build 500k and the development cost drops to 2k for each unit plus production cost,
this is how the more you build the cheaper each one is.
if lexus spent 1bill and only build 1000 units thats`1mill for each unit plus cost to build
 
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