HSV will build around 120 ClubSport R8 Tourers for the Australian market in 2008.
First unveiled this past May, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has launched the Tourer (wagon) variant of the ClubSport R8 sedan into the Australian market today. Equipped with the Corvette LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 317kW (425hp) and 550Nm (405 ft-lbs) of torque, the ClubSport R8 Tourer starts at a price of $65,990 with manual transmission, which is just $1000 more than the equivalent ClubSport R8 sedan (a.k.a. Vauxhall VXR8 in the UK and Pontiac G8 GXP in the U.S.). Automatic transmission is an additional $2330. Optional full leather seats are available for $2490 and customers can customize their Tourer further with a 20 inch wheel and tire package for $2500. HSV has produced a handful of wagon variants over its 20 year history. Prior to the last wagon, the all wheel drive Avalanche in 2003, the company built 27 VT Senator Signature Estates in 1997. HSV will build around 120 ClubSport R8 Tourers for the Australian market in 2008.