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HSV GTS overall verdict
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It’s a toss-up as to which one’s blokier; the GTS or Russell Crowe. The GTS is the pinnacle of affordable Aussie-built might and power.
With a ride that is both sporting and comfortable, the GTS is second only to a jumbo when it comes to eating miles.
With a stonking great 6.2-litre V8 smashing out 317kW and 550Nm, the GTS is like a sledgehammer being wielded by the Hulk. It will frighten more expensive European machinery in a straight line.
The GTS is one of those cars that shouts and waves its arms around everywhere it goes, so there’s no chance of sneaking about unnoticed.
The GTS relies on bright colours and big, thick stitches to draw your attention away from nasty, loose-fitting plastics.
The magnetic ride control suspension makes the GTS handle better than ever, the steering is sharper and the chassis more composed, but it relies heavily on its magical tyres for grip.
It’s got four big doors, four big seats that might have been modelled off Jason recliners, and a whopping big boot. It’s practical, alright.
The GTS offers decent bang for the bucks, and unless your right foot is permanently buried in the shag pile, it won’t bite you at the bowser.