Possibly sold under the Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) name, the musclecars recently offered up by the Aussie name of Holden, may end up being developed over here. According to a report from Autocar, the ill-fated Holden name may be revived.
Currently, the Chevy SS fills this slot over here and the Vauxhall VXR8 does so over in the UK; both cars are slated to disappear at some point, but according to David Leone, a senior engineer at GM, the story for the Alpha platform on which they are based is far from over: “If you are a performance enthusiast, then rear-wheel drive is the way to go and that’s the part of the rear-drive [GM] Alpha platform will play.”
Prior to its recent release, the Chevy SS was not available for US civilian purchase and was largely used for law enforcement. The SS currently comes with a 415 horsepower V8 mated to a 6 speed automatic with power going to the rear wheels only.
-By: Sawyer Sutton