Australian design and the roar energy of brand performance. 

In December 2017, after 30 years and over 90,000 vehicles, the last Australian-made car rolled off Holden Special Vehicles assembly line.

HSV was born in 1987 following the cancellation of a business relationship with motor racing legend Peter Brock.

Scotsman and successful race car driver Tom Walkinshaw won the business contract and over the next three decades, HSV transformed Holden Commodore sedans into high-performance cars.


One of the last – HSV GTSR W1. Source:HSV


With Holden factory support, the HSV team of skilled engineers and designers under the leadership of MD John Crennan, developed a reputation for Australian innovation and technological achievement. The company took luxury and performance motoring to a whole new level. Behind every great brand is a passionate team who believe in the brand.

Richard Henderson who was the Design Director behind the creation of the HSV brand identity says:
“The race helmet and lion monogram enjoys the reputation of a highly regarded marque symbolising the ingenuity, design and manufacture capabilities of Australian enterprise. It represents a clear brand story of authentic automotive passion that the market understands and HSV car owners embrace with tremendous pride”. 



Source: HSV

R-Co HSV Final CarSource: