HSV celebrates 20 years with limited edition model
7th June, 2010
Holden Special Vehicles has launched a limited edition
model to help celebrate 20 years of the ClubSport, its most successful and enduring nameplate.
The ClubSport first appeared as a permanent fixture within the HSV range back in June 1990 as part
of the VN series. Featuring a 5.0 litre engine boasting 180 kW and 400 Nm only 410 VN series ClubSports
were built. The model has evolved today to become the highest selling vehicle in the HSV line-up.
General Manager of Marketing and Communications, Tim Jackson, said this milestone was worthy of
celebration for the company.
”If we step back 20 years to 1990, this really was a watershed year for the HSV brand. Not only
did we introduce our first ClubSport model in June but 1990 also represented our first Bathurst victory
with the Holden Racing Team, who are also celebrating 20 years of success this year.”
”The ClubSport has such great history and meaning within our business, and it has always been our
purists vehicle - bringing track focused performance and handling to a road vehicle,” Tim Jackson
For that reason, HSV has taken a ‘back-to-basics’ approach with the 20 years of Clubsport model
producing a feature packed high performance vehicle for the HSV collector.
The 20 Years of ClubSport model will receive as standard HSV’s performance suspension, 20 inch
Pentagon wheels in Millennium silver and leather seats for no additional cost.
It will be identifiable by a unique decal on the rear window, which the HSV enthusiast will
recognise as a modern iteration of the original VN “CS ClubSport” badge, to commemorate the
anniversary of the model.
General Manager of Sales, Darren Bowler, said he expected the car to be well received within
the HSV Dealer network and amongst HSV’s customer base.
“With this level of value add at no additional cost we anticipate the 100 vehicles will
move very quickly and good luck to the person who manages to grab No.1 in the model build.”
“City Motors HSV in Perth recorded the highest HSV vehicle sales in 2009 and have been
rewarded with the privilege of retailing the No. 1 vehicle to the lucky HSV buyer,” Darren
The 100 limited edition 20 Years of ClubSport models will start appearing in HSV Dealers
showrooms across Australia from late June. The vehicle will come with an MLP of $66,690* for
manual and $68,690* for automatic.
HSV ClubSport Facts:
- The ClubSport model has been exported to the UK and the Middle East markets.
- The best build year for ClubSport was 2003 with over 2200 being built.
- When the first ClubSport went on sale (VN), its RRP was $33,320 (man)
and $34,140 (auto), and a total of 410 were built. Its engine was a 4,987 cc V8
producing 180 kw & 400 Nm.
- The ClubSport model has had four different engine variants over its
lifespan including the original 5.0 litre then the 5.7 litre LS1, 6.0 litre LS2
and the current 6.2 litre LS3.
NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery charges and the various
State/Territory imposed statutory charges.