Australian media has managed to find out HSV has registered the “GTS-R” trademark.

Australian media has managed to find out HSV has registered the “GTS-R” trademark.

It was back in 1996 when Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) used the “GTS-R” moniker on a high-performance model of which only 85 units were ever made. Now, a recent registration of the nameplate could indicate the version will be back for the Gen-F2 HSV as a last hurrah for Holden’s Australian production set to end by late 2017. This means the model will likely be unveiled next year to have a decent life cycle before the company will terminate local manufacturing.

Some rumors are indicating the GTS-R will be powered by an LS9 engine featuring components specifically developed for this model. However, CarAdvice says the model will likely come with the current LSA since working on an LS9 engine with unique parts would not represent a viable business case. As a consequence, the magazine mentions the GTS-R will likely have a supercharged V8 6.2-liter with around 637 hp (475 kW) and 591 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.

Given the model’s limited availability and serious power boost, expect a considerably steeper price tag compared to the GTS. Owners are likely to receive an apparel + merchandise pack, just like HSV did back in 1996 when it offered the GTS-R (only in Yellah color).

Source: caradvice.com.au

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