As part of its ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations, Australia’s Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has released details of a new limited edition GTS. It comes hot on the heels of the range realignment HSV launched in August, which saw the re-introduction of the ClubSport and Maloo nameplates to its line-up.

Powered by a 436 hp 6.2 litre V8 engine, the HSV 25th Anniversary GTS features a number of styling, performance and technology upgrades.

The list starts with the addition of lightweight 20-inch forged alloys finished in Satin Graphite, saving over 22 kg over the standard GTS wheels and reducing unsprung weight by 8%. “Vector” hood scoops and side vents combine with the forged alloys to deliver “menacing street appeal”.

From a performance perspective, HSV has added six-piston brakes which, with a 50% increase in pad area, deliver optimum braking performance, while technology gets a boost with the addition of HSV’s Side Blind Zone Alert, which should work like Volvo’s BLIS.

Limited to just 125 units in Australia, with each build plate individually numbered, the 25th Anniversary GTS will be available in Heron, Sting, Phantom and Hazard colours and will also feature some unique ornamentation including seat embroidery, exterior badging, sill plates, EDI “start-up” screen and an internal ID plate.

It’s quite good value. With over $7,500 of added extras, HSV’s 25th Anniversary GTS will be available at a recommended retail price of $84,990, just $2,000 more than the regular GTS. The car will make its debut at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney later this month.