Maloo R8, ClubSport R8 Sedan and Tourer Get HSV Black Edition Packages

GM’s Holden Special Vehicles (HSV)division is somewhat of an Australian AMG and M combined. The most recent project takes the form of the SV Black Edition package that is offered in the ClubSport R8, Maloo R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer, which are the sports versions of the Commodore sedan, ute, and station wagon models respectively.

The factory-tuned vehicles were uncovered in all their glory today at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. There are no upgrades under the hood and we don’t really like how they’ve stolen the exhaust shape from the Italians and the side-guills from the British (we’re going to let you guys guess which cars), but the end result is undoubtably pure Australian cool.

The Black Edition models aren’t really that dark, but the name of the packages comes from the matte black trims on the front and sides as well as the “Vector” hood scoops and side vents. HSV has also changed the wheel color to a deep shade of gloss black.

“I believe this is one of the best looking limited edition vehicle’s we have ever produced at HSV,” said HSV’s General Manager of Sales, Darren Bowler. “The matte black paint outs combined with an all new, forged alloy wheel and subtle badging gives these vehicles a truly unique HSV look. I am confident these limited edition models will become true collectors items.”

Interior highlights cover special edition sill plates, Onyx leather trim, matte black badging.

Production will be limited to 100 ClubSport R8s, 100 Maloo R8s and 25 ClubSport R8 Tourer’s. In Australia, the ute will be the cheapest of the bunch at AU$67,990, while the SV Black Edition costs AU$71,990 for the Clubsport R8 and AU$72,990 for the ClubSport R8 Tourer.
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