2018 Holden HSV R8 Clubsport

32,277 km
6-gear automatic

Marking this out as an anniversary model are the HSV 30 fender badge, sill plates, floor mats, a window sticker and a unique engine build plate.

The 6.2-litre supercharged LSA is now out to 410kW with 691Nm of torque thanks to engine recalibration work in all models bar the GTS which still holds the horsepower high ground, unchanged on 430kW and 740Nm. HSVs torque vectoring by brake, which was previously the domain of the GTS only, has been added to all models, and the bi-modal active exhaust has been retuned to deliver more of that signature V8 rumble.

The electrically actuated or bi-modal exhaust valve, in HSV speak, has been recalibrated to open more often. Previously you needed to rev the LSAs nut off to hear it properly, and so it was all but mute in city running but thats no longer the case.

The front end is brimming with feel, giving you more confidence to push it along. As you edge nearer toward the limit of adhesion, you can quickly button things back to keep it tidy. Despite the thundering power delivery, its the dynamic talent of these big HSVs that impresses more; they should be much less wieldy. Despite a fixed rate suspension set-up, the R8 is well tuned for road use. The urban ride is sporty for sure but once up to speed, it works affably, most bumps brushed off while that mass is well administered in bends.

The addition of torque vectoring by brake (the system applying brake pressure to the inside rear wheel and so drive torque is sent to the outside rear to help push the car into the bend) helps the R8 stay the course in longer sweepers. Keep the gas on and the front end is pinned to your cornering arc while it makes the exit that much quicker too. But its the additional braking prowess thats really worth paying for, even at the $3995 ask. That gains you the same 390mm front rotors as the GTS and the bigger AP six-piston calipers which give the R8 the proper antidote for the LSA power.

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