NEWS: Holden Drops Hot Rod HSV Tourer Wagon Down Under

By Evan McCausland - May 12, 2008
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Few companies attempt to mix sports sedan and station wagon, but Holden's HSV division is doing just that. The high-performance wing of GM's Australian division announced today the birth of the new HSV Tourer, a version of Holden's upcoming Commodore Sportswagon - but with much more power.
That comes courtesy of GM's 6.2-liter LS3 V-8, notably found under the slinky hood of the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette but de-tuned for the five-door hauler. We're told to expect the mill to be identical to the one used in HSV's tricked-out Commodore sedan, the ClubSport R8. In that form, the LS3 pumps out 425 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. That power is (thankfully) channeled to the rear wheels, likely through a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
Holden's withholding further details on the HSV Tourer until October, when the car is slated for public consumption. Don't hold your breath for a Pontiac version to scorch its way stateside: With CAFE mandates all but killing the possibility of a G8 wagon on our shores, we can only dream about hitting the interstates in this wicked wagon.

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