With the release of the VR Series, and after considerable design and tooling investment, the HSV models benefited from a more cohesive and stylish body design, HSV confirmed its place as Australia’s leading niche manufacturer of world-class performance vehicles.
The range received a significant face-lift including the standardisation of ABS and IRS, for GTS models upgrades were made to the 5.0 litre V8 which was now a 5.7-litre stroked version producing 292 PS (215 kW) and 6 speed transmission and “Hydratrak” limited slip differential (LSD) package.
|Power||215 kW / 475nm|
HSV VR GTS Specs
The HSV VR GTS featured a bored and stroked version of the Holden 304ci 5.0 litre fitted to a Borg Warner (now known as Tremec) T-56 six-speed manual gearbox as the then current Borg-Warner T-5 5-speed could not reliably handle the prodigious amounts of torque it produced.
Engine: 5.7L Holden V8
Power: 215 kW @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 475 N⋅m @ 3600 rpm
Performance as stated in various press reviews:
0-100 km/h (60 mph) 6.8 seconds
Standing 400m (1/4 mile) 14.4 seconds
Top Speed: 246 km/h