2005 Holden HSV Coupe 4 (Build No. 148)
|Engine||5.7L V8 supercharged|
The HSV Coupé was produced by Holden Special Vehicles from 2001 to 2006. It was originally based on the Monaro V2 series however, did not carry the Monaro name. As in the case of the Commodore-based HSV sedan range, the Coupé's body was built at the Holden manufacturing plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, and then transported and modified at HSV's Clayton production facility. The initial range consisted of two models, the GTO and GTS, which were differentiated by their engine and exterior design. The entry-level GTO was originally powered by a 255 kW Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine, whereas the GTS had a 300 kW Callaway C4B V8 engine producing 300 kW. The GTO engine output increased to 260 kW in the Series II upgrade of March 2003, and 285 kW with the Series III upgrade of September 2003. Other additions brought by the latter upgrade included a revised exhaust system and extra cabin instrumentation. In May 2004 HSV launched the new luxury-oriented Coupé4, which was essentially a modified GTO fitted with HSV's first all-wheel-drive system. Due to powertrain limitations, it was powered by the older 270 kW LS1 engine and the all-wheel-drive system was developed in-house by HSV rather than being an adaptation of the then existing system used by Holden on its Adventra wagon. Conjecture surrounds the total number of Coupé4s built, claimed to be 134 units, of which 20 were exported to New Zealand.