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3 August 2017

Miss out on an HSV GTSR W1? This one's up for auction

By James ClearyJames Cleary

Want to get your hands on an unobtainable Aussie muscle car icon?

Manheim is putting the first HSV GTSR W1 to be offered for sale (outside those ordered new via HSV) over the block in its Melbourne rooms this Thursday, August 10th.

MORE: Check out the other exotics up for grabs in Manheim's prestige auction.

A sell-out before it was even announced, this example, the 35th of just 300 to be built, is brand new, and finished in a menacing shade of black. The car is being sold by a speculative Holden/HSV dealer and has just 14km on the clock.

Powered by the 6.2 litre, supercharged LS9 Gen IV alloy V8, the last of the great Aussie muscle cars pumps out 474kW (636hp) and a thumping 815Nm.

  • This is about as far away as you can possibly get from the humble VB Commodore. This is about as far away as you can possibly get from the humble VB Commodore.
  • The GTSR features carbon fibre fender vents. The GTSR features carbon fibre fender vents.
  • This thing seriously looks good. This thing seriously looks good.
  • Exhausts, badges, and spoilers all 'round. Exhausts, badges, and spoilers all 'round.
  • The GTSR W1 is HSV's most potent car ever. The GTSR W1 is HSV's most potent car ever.
  • Drift HQ. Drift HQ.
  • The 474kW supercharged V8 was assembled by hand and features a dry-sump oiling system. The 474kW supercharged V8 was assembled by hand and features a dry-sump oiling system.

HSV claims it will storm from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds, making it the fastest and most powerful Australian series production car ever built.

The lucky few on the official order bank paid $169,990 for their W1s, although stories of over-the-odds pricing to secure a car already abound.

This could be your only opportunity to own this automotive icon for some time to come.

What do you think this black beast will sell for? Tell us in the comments.