HSV GTS 2014
Carsguide Joshua Dowling had this to say at the time: Ford v Holden - which is better? The HSV GTS has significantly more power than the Ford Falcon GT-F and, as much as Ford fans will hate to read this, is unquestionably faster in the industry-wide measurement: the 0 to 100km/h dash. For those interested in bragging rights, the HSV GTS automatic can reach the speed limit in 4.5 seconds while best we've seen from a Ford Falcon GT-F automatic is 4.9 seconds. A gap of 0.4 seconds may not sound like much to the uninitiated, but in the car world this is an age. Why did we compare the times of the automatics? The manual versions might be more fun to drive, but they're slower because you lose crucial fractions of a second when changing gears. You will read faster times for these cars elsewhere (the HSV GTS has previously done a 4.2 second dash in the hands of others) but those times were done on a drag strip which is sprayed with goo on the start line so the cars can get better traction. We test in normal (albeit closed) road conditions. The Ford Falcon GT-F feels secure on the road and handles well, up to a point. In normal driving conditions it feels fine, but it starts to feel a bit unwieldy near the upper limits. The HSV GTS (with magnetic particles in the suspension, the same type used by Ferrari) feels smooth on bumpy roads, if a touch floaty. And the (electric) power steering isn't quite as sharp as the Ford's hydraulic set-up, in particular it feels a little numb when the steering is in the straight-ahead position at freeway speeds. But the HSV GTS is more comfortable to sit in. The seating and steering positions can be adjusted to find the perfect fit. The Ford feels like you're sitting on a high chair. The HSV has also benefited from a new interior; the Falcon is starting to look a little dated. But all this is academic. A Ford fanatic is never going to buy a Holden and a Holden hero is never going to buy a Ford.You can read the full review here.
The 2014 HSV GTS carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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HSV GTS 2014 Price and Specs
|HSV GTS Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(base)||Sedan||6.2L PULP 6 SP SEQ||$69,790||$69,998|
|(base)||Sedan||6.2L PULP 6 SP MAN||$69,888||$78,999|
|Maloo||Ute||6.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$46,500||$58,850|
|Maloo||Ute||6.2L PULP 6 SP MAN||$45,200||$57,200|
HSV GTS 2014 Wheel size
Wheel size for the 2014 HSV GTS will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the HSV GTS spans from 20x8.5 inches.
|HSV GTS Model||Body Type||Front Tyre Size||Front Rim||Rear Tyre Size||Rear Rim|
|base||Sedan||255x35 R20||20x8.5 inches||275x35 R20||20x9.5 inches|
|Maloo||Ute||255x35 R20||20x8.5 inches||275x35 R20||20x9.5 inches|