The HSV Clubsport is the all-Australian production that will excite those motoring enthusiasts who love their car’s engine to emit a deep and menacing growl when its power is unleashed. With a new set of lungs in the form of butterfly valves that open at around 3800rpm, the vehicle will not disappoint. They sit on two of the four exhaust pipes just waiting for their cue from the 6.2-litre V8 found in the Clubsport R8.
Everything about the HSV Clubsport seems a statement of power. Perched on 20-inch Pentagon Millennium alloy wheels, it looks eager to take on all-comers when it hits the road. The car has also been designed to allow five adults the privilege of the experience, and seats them very comfortably with plenty of leg and headroom. If the Clubsport impresses with 317kW and 550Nm of torque, it is equally as impressive in controlling the power with the automatic braking function of the cruise control. There is also a confident response from the brake pedal. Passenger safety is well provided for.
Standard driver and front passenger SRS and side airbags and full-length curtains protect against impact. Electronic brake-force distribution, tri-stage electronic stability control, an engine immobiliser, brake assist and DATADOT technology offer plenty of confidence in the vehicle’s safety.
The HSV Clubsport's looks give it an almost arrogant air of superiority over others on the road, but it is a look that is totally justified by an awesome performance in all aspects of power driving.