The SV3800 was HSV’s first performance car in the VN Commodore range. Based on a Berlina V6, the SV3800 was positioned by Holden as a luxury sedan with distinctive looks, appointments and performance.
|Power||132kw / 292nm|
The V6 had a recalibrated engine management computer, extractors and a free flow exhaust system. HSV fitted a limited slip diff, special springs, shocks and struts and an 85-litre petrol tank. On the outside, HSV fitted colour-coded wheels and a five-piece body kit with a front air dam, side skirts, a rear spoiler and a new grill. Special SV decals completed the look.
On the inside, the Berlinas were fitted with power windows, a unique steering wheel, sports instruments, a sound system with graphic equaliser, re-trimmed doors and sports seats in perforated leather and velour.
Between October 1998 and May 1990, when the model was discontinued, HSV built 491 SV3800’s.
Number Built: 491
Engine: 3.8 litre, V6
Performance as stated in various press reviews:
0-100 km/h (60 mph) ?
Standing 400m (1/4 mile) ?
Top Speed: ?