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Orders Race In For HSV’s Hot W427

Neil Dowling
3 June 2008
www.carsguide.com.au

HSV's 370kW of thunder, the W427, starts production in July with a potential order book far outstripping its limited production run.

There is much interest about the car dubbed Australia's fastest production vehicle.

HSV managing director Scott Grant has 1500 expressions of interest and yet has production plans of only 200 of the hand-built special sedans.

Prices are now being crunched but Grant sees it falling in the $150,000 to $170,000 slot, a bit higher than the $125,000-plus hint dropped by HSV at the model's Melbourne Motor Show debut.

But the price could be even higher. What won't change is the 200 production run though Grant won't rule out a second-tier model line using the same drivetrain.

Only six W427 — for Walkinshaw and the imperial-measure cubic-inch capacity of the engine — cars will be made each week.

“We can only manage six a week,” Grant said. “We're saying 200 today. But when we fix the price, we'll also confirm production numbers.

“We'll stick at 200. But we could produce variations on that theme.”

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HSV W427 With $168,000 Price Tag?

Australian Car Advice
11 May 2008
www.caradvice.com.au

HSV has sent a letter out to customers who have lodged an expression of interest for the 7.0-litre V8 powered HSV W427 which outlines the expected price range for the ’super car’.

This letter confirms the production model will carry the W427 namesake as well as the red leather interior as seen at the Melbourne Motor Show.

However those eager to put their names down for the limited production W427 may be deterred by the price tag, confirmed by HSV as being between $148,000 and $168,000 plus on road costs.

This is well above the initial estimated price of around $125,000 and could potentially see it hit showrooms at a premium of almost $100,000 over the standard HSV Clubsport.

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Second Coming - HSV's W427

Jesse Taylor
22 April 2008
www.wheelsmag.com.au

HSV's 427 weapon lives again - but this time you'll actually be able to buy one. Prepare for a fundamental shift in the performance playing field.

Forget GT-HO Phase III, E38 Charger and GTS 350 Monaro – Australia has a new performance king. With its 370kW 7.0-litre V8, HSV’s W427 hammers every other locally-built muscle car and threatens to bloody the nose of European heavy hitters like BMW’s V10 M5 and Mercedes’ E63 AMG. With a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.7-seconds it’ll have no problems running with the best European four-door super sedans.

“Since the original HRT 427 model, the core of the company has wanted to do a supercar program,” explained HSV managing director Scott Grant. “There’s been that simmering of interest. Once E Series was established in the marketplace we could start thinking about this.”

Like the HRT 427, the W427 is fitted with a 7.0-litre (or 427 cubic inch) V8 engine. Sourced from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the LS7 V8 produces 370kW and 640Nm – up 53kW and 90Nm over the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 that’s about to be launched across the rest of the HSV E Series range.

Unlike the stunning HRT concept, however, the W427 is destined for production in the third quarter of this year despite some mumblings from online conspiracy theorists that it could still go the way of the 2002 project.

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

Seriously, if they want to charge that much they'd want to at least make it radically different from a Commodore in appearance - plus it's no faster than the Clubsport R8 anyway!

I may have the power to go much faster in the top end, but all of that means nothing when it's electronically speed limited to 255km/h anyway. Maybe it has a better power curve though, who know's about that all I know is that this car isn't as differentiated as it's price tag calls for.
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

Let me check the date to make sure it's not the 1st April.

That is just way too expensive for a Holden/HSV. I'm a big fan of what they do but that engine and tarted up appearance still doesn't justify the expence.

We love the Brand because it does 80% of the job of a BMW at half the cost. This is insanity.
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

Instant collectables aren't necessarily that much better than their ilk. Take the latest 40th ann. FPV GT for example. They all sold out instantly and 1 went to auction 4ish months later making 40K over its original purchase price, even though:
A) All remaining BF FPVs got the same engine,
B) It's instantly outclassed by the next generation (due this month?)
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

Still a better deal than the Shelby GT500KR! :D
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

no amount of money is 'too much for a Holden' if the car is worth it. Holden has a lot of major fanboy-ism on its cards.

Will people pay almost $170,000 for this? obviously a few .... but sh1t, 500hp? make is 600hp at least for that much....... and someone please tell me it will have a different kit. I just find it so damn ugly.... :(
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

I'd spend that extra $10,000 and get a Nissan R35 GTR, which is a better car by miles, all around. 20hp less, but performance still kills it.
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

If it was the LS9 then i could justify the pricing more. Very expensive vehicle but no doub it's value will onli go up
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

ok, how much is 160 Aussie in US Dollars?

How much does it cost next to a CTS-V, STS-V? How about next to a Z06 or ZR1?

I don't know why you all think it cost too much? Seriously, how many will they sell, a few thousand a year? Do you honestly think a Maybach or RR or Bentley is worth 200-500,000 USD? Not a chance...but that handsome profit provides the company the means to innovate and only the true Upper Class/Rich people will be able to and can afford. You then become 'part of the club' and in that Elite group. Exclusivity! ever heard of it?

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ok, how much is 160 Aussie in US Dollars?

How much does it cost next to a CTS-V, STS-V? How about next to a Z06 or ZR1?
It will cost US 160,000 Dollars...No it is not worth it.
 

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It will cost US 160,000 Dollars...No it is not worth it.
Maybe, just maybe it would be if it used the ZR1's powerplant.......but over $160K for something with the Z05's power? You're kidding me......right? :rolleyes:
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

For all of you that say it is not "worth" it, you need to realize that if all you see in a car is transportation, then no car is "worth" more than the price of a Yaris. Even if you look just at the 0-60 time, or the horsepower rating, no car is "worth" more than a WRX or the like.

Any car (or any thing for that matter) is "worth" what someone is willing to pay for it. Look at fine art and antiques. Look at $600 shoes and $2,000 suits. People are willing to pay because they desire more than the function of the good. They desire the name, the exclusivity, the heritage.

Their may not be a lot of people what are both willing and able to pay $160,000 for this car, but there will be some. And to them, it is "worth" it.
 

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Seriously, if they want to charge that much they'd want to at least make it radically different from a Commodore in appearance - plus it's no faster than the Clubsport R8 anyway!
I fully agree, someone out there will buy one though
 

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I don't know why you all think it cost too much?

Seriously, how many will they sell, a few thousand a year?

160,000 Aussie dollars is 150,004 US dollars.
The 2 currencies arent all that different.


An STS-V is almost HALF the price at US$80,000.


And normal HSVs only sell a few thousand a year. This will probably sell under 100 a year.
 

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Lets not forget that the W427 is more that likely to be exported to the UK and M.E, so with only a build rate of 200 a year, would it be safe to say that half of those will be exported overseas and the other half allocated to the AU/NZ. Im sure that it wont be that hard to find 100 buyers locally or else im sure that many of the cashed up M.E will snap them up.
 

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Re: HSV W427: The Inside Story - $168,000 Price Tag?

but seriously, who in their right mind would choose this over the Nissan GTR?????
I'm a GM fanatic, and I definitly would not.

1) Non midgets
2) Those with more than 1/2 a kid
3) Those with a boat or a trailer
3) Those with backs not made out of iron beams
4) People with a life outside PS3 and
5) People with perfect vision.


For these people a GTR = :lmao::lmao::lmao:
 

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It's a bit high priced but it will sell, And I'm sure people that have the money to buy one won't give to ****s on price.

The old GTS-R i seen one the other say in an HSV show room, 22.000km on the dash not for sale, If it were to be sold they would need $110,000 easy.
Collectors items are always going to hold there money.
 

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1) Non midgets
2) Those with more than 1/2 a kid
3) Those with a boat or a trailer
3) Those with backs not made out of iron beams
4) People with a life outside PS3 and
5) People with perfect vision.


For these people a GTR = :lmao::lmao::lmao:

you do realise that the GTR is actually pretty big and has 4 seats right?
I doubt anyone with a W427 will be using it to tow anything. I doubt a tow bar would even be an option.
backs, fair enough, GTR is pretty low
and last 2 are silly.

I dont get how anyone could think the W427 looks good :(
ah well.
 
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