Today, we would like to share with you a brand-new Clubsport R8 from the Melbourne-based company which is HSV.Here, we can tell you exclusively that HSV has employed a radical visual design to catch the attention of passing motorists, along with a bi-modal exhaust to deafen the said passing motorists.
For this new Clubsport R8, the LED driving lights appear to be standard across the range and sit as a horizontal strip across the front bar. Pontiac styling cues ensue in the form of bonnet scoops and a revision to the power outputs place the E2-series HSV comfortably back at the top of the power ladder.
With entirely new bumpers, chunky styling and bright LED daytime running lamps, it is much less subtle than some we’ve seen in years past from HSV.
Ask a teenager to draw a performance sedan, and odds are he would sketch something similar to this.
Opinions were also mixed about the bodywork. The general consensus was that the new bumpers and detailing looked much better and more handsome model in real life than on a computer screen.
The E2’s well-tuned chassis dynamics however, and the linear power delivery of its LS3 engine, make attacking corners a delight.The Clubsport R8’s LS3 V8 engine carries over from the old model, with output remaining a stout 317kW and 550Nm.
2010 HSV E Series 2 Clubsport R8 Specifications:
Engine Type: LS3
Engine: 6,162cc Vee-8 (LS3)
Power: 317kW @ 6000rpm
Torque: 550Nm @ 4600rpm
Induction: Naturally aspirated
Transmission: Six-speed automatic & manual
Differential/Driven Wheels: Limited slip/rear wheel drive
Brakes: 365mm 4-piston front/350mm 4-piston rear, slotted rotors
Top Speed: N/A
0-100km/h: 4.96s (claimed)
CO2 Emissions: 345g/100km
Fuel Consumption: 14.5-litres/100km
Economy: 13.9 l/100km (R8 Auto)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 73-litres
Fuel Type: 95RON+ petrol
Brakes Front 365mm slotted rotors, four-piston calipers
Brakes Rear 350mm slotted rotors, four-piston calipers
Wheels Front 20 x 8.5 inch alloy wheels
Wheels Rear 20 x 9.5 inch alloy wheels
Tyres Front 245/35R20, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Tyres Rear 275/30R20, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Track Front 1592mm
Track Rear 1590mm
Active safety features:
ABS, EBD, brake assist, stability control and traction control with Competitive Mode setting.
Passive Safety Features:
Dual front and front side airbags, full-length curtain airbags, front pretensioning seatbelts and active headrests.
Tyre Pressure gauge also equipped to this car.