HSV ClubSport (Gen-F series)
HSV ClubSport (Gen-F series)
HSV ClubSport R8 Tourer (Gen-F series)
HSV's new ClubSport
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16th May, 2013
With the release of its new GEN-F range due in about a month, HSV has
announced details of its new ClubSport models.
Available in three variants – ClubSport, ClubSport R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer, each vehicle receives a raft of new
technologies and features including the availability of an optional power and torque upgrade to 340kW and 570Nm.
The exterior styling make-over starts at the front end of the ClubSport which is now distinguished by a new,
twin-nostril grille and a deep fascia, with updated Daytime Running Lamps that can now operate in unison with the
Updated styling also extends to the wheels with all-new, 20” cast flow-form alloys (8.5” at the front and 9.5” at the
rear) with a silver finish. Wrapping the wheels are Continental 5P tyres that deliver improvements in performance through
better grip and ride comfort.
At the rear, a new bootlid is complimented by a body-coloured lo-line spoiler and distinctive HSV LED tail lamps. The
“diffuser” rear fascia – now signature across the GEN-F range – houses the bold, quad exhaust outlets.
The interior has undergone a complete make-over with new sports seats, instrument panel, clusters, gauges, centre
console and appliques’ delivering a premium look and feel.
From a powertrain perspective, the new ClubSport carries over the 6.2L LS3 Generation IV V8 from the E-Series 3 model
which generates 317 kilowatts of power and 550 Newton-metres of torque. The powertrain is matched to a TR6060 Tremec
6-speed manual gearbox with the 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select available as an option.
Matched to the powertrain are HSV’s new AP radical forged 4-piston brake callipers with larger ventilated discs and
larger brake pads. These improvements lower unsprung mass, improve pedal feel and deliver greater stopping power via an
improved strength-to-weight ratio and calliper rigidity.
One of the biggest make-overs for ClubSport is the standard fitment of a raft of new technologies including:
• Side Blind Zone Alert (with Reverse Traffic Alert)
• Electric Park Brake
• Electric Power Steering
• Passive Entry/Push Button Start (with Remote Start available with the automatic transmission)
• Automatic Park Assist
• Front & Rear Park Assist
To assist the driver in manipulating the various electronic vehicle performance systems at his/her disposal, HSV has
also introduced a Driver Preference Dial. Located conveniently behind the gear shifter, the Driver Preference Dial
adjusts the ClubSport’s ESC, Traction Control, Launch Control (manual transmission) and Electric Power Steering according
to three distinct pre-set modes – Touring, Sport and Performance. In doing so, the vehicle’s handling characteristics
ClubSport R8 & ClubSport R8 Tourer
Available in sedan and tourer variants, the two R8 models feature a long list of additional content over and above the
already impressive standard fare on the ClubSport.
Power output increases to 325kW thanks, in part, to the fitment of a Hi-flow intermediate exhaust system, while the
Bi-Modal muffler delivers a throatier engine note.
The driver environment benefits from the inclusion of four additional safety and convenience technologies – Forward
Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Head Up Display and Rain Sensing Wipers. Comfort gets a boost with the fitment
of HSV Performance Seats wrapped in Onyx leather trim with 8-way electric adjustment for both the driver and front
passenger. The ClubSport R8 also features a premium, 9-speaker Bose audio system.
HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface, with a larger screen, updated graphics and improved display resolution, also comes
standard on the R8s.
A 20” cast-flow-form alloy wheel with a machined face and gloss black accents combine with unique HSV side-skirts to
deliver discernible exterior styling differentiation.
R8 SV Enhanced Option
HSV will introduce a new “SV Enhanced” option available exclusively on its R8 models.
The “SV” option includes a power and torque upgrade to 340kW and 570Nm, achieved through the addition of some unique
componentry to the LS3 engine including a Bi-Modal Air Intake system, high-flow headers and catalytic converters, a
high-flow zip tube and a high-flow Bi-Modal exhaust system.
Unique styling cues are provided in the form of a 20” SV Performance forged wheel in Satin Graphite, unique “pitch
black” accents on the mudguard vents and mirror scalps and, for the sedan variant, a lo-line spoiler, also finished in
distinctive Satin Graphite.
New “R8 SV” and “340” badges adorn the bootlid.
The chief's comment
“The ClubSport range has formed the back-bone of much of the sales success HSV has enjoyed over the years”,
said HSV’s Managing Director, Phil Harding. “Combine enhanced styling and a raft of new technologies with the
availability, for the first time, of the 340kW SV Enhanced option on the R8 models, and we have every reason to be
confident that ClubSport will continue to be a popular choice for HSV enthusiasts”, said Harding.