Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) was an Australian car company that specialized in producing high-performance vehicles based on Holden cars, which were also Australian-made. HSV was established in 1987 as a joint venture between Holden and British car manufacturer Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). The company's goal was to produce high-performance cars that could compete with the likes of BMW M, Mercedes-AMG, and Audi Sport.
HSV produced a range of models based on Holden vehicles, including the Commodore, Ute, and Caprice. These models were modified with upgraded engines, suspension systems, brakes, and other performance-enhancing components. HSV also offered a range of cosmetic upgrades, such as body kits, wheels, and interior trims.
HSV's most famous model was the HSV Commodore, which was based on the Holden Commodore. The HSV Commodore was available in a range of variants, including the ClubSport, GTS, Senator, and Maloo. These models were equipped with high-performance V8 engines and featured advanced suspension systems, brakes, and other performance-enhancing components.
In 2017, Holden announced that it would be ceasing production in Australia, which also led to the discontinuation of HSV's models. However, the company continues to operate as a performance vehicle importer and converter, and has released special edition models such as the Colorado SportsCat and Silverado.