About HSV

Australia's favourite car company

HSV has produced over 85,000 cars since unveiling the first 'Walkinshaw' at the Sydney Motor Show in 1987.

Since then, the company has successfully combined the best new technologies – like Enhanced Driver Interface, Torque Vectoring and Magnetic Ride Control – with distinctive HSV styling, to create cars Australians love to drive.

Please take the time to explore www.hsv.com.au.

History of HSV

Australian made muscle cars took on a new maturity when HSV opened its doors to the public in February 1988.

The establishment of the partnership between General Motors Holden and the British Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) group was a major coup not just for performance car connoisseurs, but also for the local industry.

The new operation began with a clear set of goals and a carefully structured business plan. The aims were simple: the brief was to maintain the tradition of Holden-based performance sedans originally established by Peter Brock’s Holden Dealer Team.

HSV’s first task was clear-cut: it was to get the recently unveiled TWR Group A VL Commodore into production. To do this, newly appointed Managing Director John Crennan embarked on a mission to sign up about 30 people capable of doing the job at the newly established Notting Hill facility in Melbourne’s south-east.

If any proof of the fledgling HSV’s credibility was needed, it was certainly there just three years later, when the company built its 5,000th vehicle.

HSV today is an important part of Holden operations with dealers across Australia and New Zealand and an enviable reputation for innovation and technological achievement. And as the company sits on the cusp of a new and exciting era of vehicle enhancement and conversion, you can be assured that the same entrepreneurial spirit that has driven HSV over the last 30 years will continue to guide the next 30 years and beyond.