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.
Upgrades were made to the 5.0 litre V8 to yield 185 kW, while the GTS included a 5.7-litre stroked version producing 215 kw mated to a Tremec T56 six-speed transmission and “Hydratrak” limited slip differential. Models within the range included, the HSV VR ClubSport, HSV VR Senator 215i and HSV VR GTS.
HSV VR Models & Build Numbers
|Year Launched||Model||Number Produced||Extra Details|
|1994||VR CLUBSPORT||1117||July 1993 to July 1995|
|1994||VR CLUBSPORT WAGON||77||July 1993 to March 1995|
|1994||VR SENATOR 185i||632||July 1993 to March 1995|
|1994||VR SENATOR 215i||223||May 1994 to March 1995|
|1994||VR MALOO UTILITY||156||August 1993 to February 1995|
|1994||VR GTS||277||May 1994 to March 1995|
|1994||VR STATESMAN||48||185i & 215i|
|1994||VR CAPRICE 215i||7||November 1994 to December 1996|