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Old 4th December 2007, 19:38   #1
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Default 412 bhp & 550 nm of V8 Power - My Next Car?

Chevrolet Middle East announced the Chevrolet CSV CR8, a slightly more manic version of the Lumina. Looks like my next car!



Sat in one today (still to testdrive). Boyish plastics aside, it looks rather severe inside.

But what matters is the 6.0 Litre LS2 V8 under the hood. Its right up there with the M3s, the IS-Fs and other executive cars on steroids....at about 1/2 the price. 0-100 kmph in under 5 secs, capable of 300 kmph plus in unrestricted mode, and to be sold in the US Market as the Pontiac GT8, this is the Holden HSV in Australia.

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Old 4th December 2007, 19:59   #2
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great car steer!! wish we sold the charger SRT here!!
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Old 4th December 2007, 20:01   #3
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great car steer!!
Havent bought it yet. Hold on to your horses.


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wish we sold the charger SRT here!!
I wish so too. Dont know why you sell that stupid 300C in SRT8 mode instead.
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Better option than an M5 or RS4...With tons of saving...

Check this video..



Who gives a damn if its badged as Vauxhall in Europe???
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6.o litre with V8 .thats great.looks good too.
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Pretty impressive engine. With the success of the GT6, this will surely make an impact on the cars in its segment. And with a chunk of $$s being saved,it'll be the # 1 option for the average buyer.
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What happens to the supercharging project ?
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This is the Pontiac G8 or Vauxhalls replacement for the Monaro VXR. For some reason that one did not take of inspite of being a lot of RWD horsepower for the moeny. I guess its been rebadged for Middle East. Either ways its a great car.
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Better option than an M5 or RS4...With tons of saving...

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Who gives a damn if its badged as Vauxhall in Europe???
R32 Thanks for the Vid link Steeroid - When I first saw your post I was like Chevy? Holden? Vauxhall? This car had to be marketed as these different brands to work. However after seeing the video. I am a believer. Why pay twice the amount for a M5 M6 or RS4. Or why buy a 3 series or E class when you can pay the same for this beast. If Clarkson has given his thumbs up.. Test drive it..hell buy it and give us your review.
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oooh!! i love this car.read an article in one of the magazines where they had compared the holden hsv to a evo 9,impreza sti and as an overall car where performance,safety,space,features are concerned,the hsv scored the highest.
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When I first saw your post I was like Chevy? Holden? Vauxhall? This car had to be marketed as these different brands to work.
All the Holdens are marketed similarly. The Monaro has a Vauxhall, Chevy and Pontiac (GTO) equivalent. Similarly this car is the HSV, the VXR8, GT8 and the CR8.

Same thrills at half the price.
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Looks a bit too boy racerish dontya think Steer? Someone of your **ahem** age and position should drive somehting a bit more, shall we say, subtle in the bodykit area atleast!
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Looks a bit too boy racerish dontya think Steer? Someone of your **ahem** age and position should drive somehting a bit more, shall we say, subtle in the bodykit area atleast!
yes it looks a bit boy-racerish in red. Looks much better in black, where the black plastics in the bodykit dont stand out like it does on Red or other colours. Send the spoiler into the wastebin and it looks quite good.
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Did you TD the car? How is it?
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Someone of your **ahem** age and position should drive somehting a bit more, shall we say, subtle in the bodykit area atleast!
Atleast when it comes to cars- we can leave age behind! SRK is only starting to show off his body at 40, why can't we show off our cars.
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Looks much better in black
Spot on. Please get it fast Steer.

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