This week Biante Model Cars and Apex Replicas are very pleased to present the final two 1:18 Holden Special Vehicles in our current range of Gen-F models: the Clubsport R8 in Perfect Blue and the Maloo GTS in Jungle Green.
Established in 1987, the official performance arm of Holden have been producing wild, spine tingling variants of Holden road cars for over 30 years now.
The Gen-F HSV range was introduced in 2013 after the launch of the new Holden VF Commodore. It brought in a more subtle level of styling compared to the more visually aggressive outgoing E3 models.
Gen-Fs benefited from a vast array of improvements including feature keyless entry/starting, parking sonar (front and rear), rear camera, blind spot assist, rear cross traffic alert, auto parking and auto electronic park brake. And those were just the base driver aids and safety features!
There were also many improvements to the electronic vehicle performance systems, and mechanically, there were 4 different engine specifications with the 317, 325, and 340 kW combinations featured on the Clubsport, Senator, Grange, and Maloos. With the GTS came the fire breathing supercharged 430kw LSA.
Also upgraded were the brake packages on all models plus new Continental tyres across the whole range.
These 1:18 replicas are exceptional collector’s pieces. Produced in sealed body resin the first thing you notice upon inspection is its significant quality of craftsmanship. The body lines are beautifully replicated on each model with the door gaps and joins between the panels looking highly realistic. The model includes a number of very nice features including the badge work, metal etched grille in the front bumper assembly along with the metal etched side vent, and the striking wheels are presented extremely well.
Despite being sealed body models, no shortcuts have been taken with replicating the interior of these cars. Upon looking through the clear windows you can see a very high attention to detail right down to the dashboard instrumentation and logos. Last but not least, the Perfect Blue and Jungle Green colour schemes simply look phenomenal and finish the models superbly well.
These 1:18 Clubsport and Maloo models are a must have for Holden and HSV fans alike. Each has been produced in a limited edition and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. These models will be available to purchase online at biante.com.au from 12:00 Midday WST tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th.
HSV GEN-F CLUBSPORT R8
LIMITED EDITION OF 420 PIECES
HSV GEN-F MALOO GTS
LIMITED EDITION OF 390 PIECES