For most Holden models, the HSV treatment means performance enhancements to the engine and special visual enhancements. Holden Special Vehicles, the performance wing of GM’s Australian automaker, decided to kick things up another notch with the SV Black Edition line.
Just launched last September, the E series 3 range will offer a little extra with the SV Black Edition that will be available in the ClubSport R8, Maloo R8 and ClubSport R8 Tourer. Holden has been keeping busy since it launched the original E Series in 2006, then launching the E series 2, and a year later the E series 3. Now with this new line of special edition SVs, the automaker hopes to take its fresh styling to another level.
Crossing over to the dark side means the models will be adorned with matte black paint-outs on “Vector” hood scoops and the vents on the sides of the body, creating a more menacing look. The darklings will also get 20-inch SV performance alloy wheels finished in gloss black.
A unique finish on the console, instrument panel and steering wheel complement the interior, along with Onyx leather trim and special edition sill plates. Matte black badging and a low-key rear spoiler complete the package on the ClubSport R8. Every model in the SV Black Edition is sealed with a unique plate so members of the exclusive line can be distinguished.
But not everyone can slip into the darkness—the SV Black Edition is limited to 100 ClubSport R8s, 100 Maloo R8s and 25 ClubSport R8 Tourers.
Australian pricing starts at $71,990 for the ClubSport R8, $72,990 for the ClubSport R8 Tourer, and $67,990 for the Maloo R8. The SV Black Edition will be available in September.
The dark arts seem to be a popular trend, as Mercedes has given the Black Treatment to its newly refreshed C63 sedan, with previous cars including the CLK63, the SL65 and SLK.
Does the Black Edition have you green with envy?
Source: Holden Special Vehicles