Yea sorry didn't know I miss spelt "holden", they have both had extensive work done on them! the R8 for a start "I'm pretty sure its an R8 is a six speed and has alot spent on it not to mention the $90,000 he spent buying it! the other holden has the 280kw engine but is an older HSV clubsport, and again that has had ALOT of money spent on it to get where it is, including $4000 breaks.
I know you can buy just a Sv8 here for about 40-50 depeneding on what mods, damn cheap for V8 power if you ask me, but hey you are right anout one thing they are pretty cheaply made, not much desighn went into them?,
the guy with the R8,"might double check that" wants to give me a race in the porsche as he thinks that he'll beat the shit out of me, as I said to him you may have the power but you are carrying practically two of me!
The guy with the older HSV was saying to me one day, "both guys are best mates" he was coming back from town (all straight roads) when a M3 came up behind him pretty fast, he reckoned that he punched it down a couple of gears and pulled away from this M3, when he decided to slow down "thinking finger has been burt why carry on" when about 5km later he thought the M3 must off taken hm close to 220-230km'h and he tryed to catch up, as they entered a 75km corner "which is also a bridge" he reckon the M3 MUST of been still doin 190km'h and as he said the holden even with massive amounts spent on the suspension and other upgrades was just starting to let go at 140km'h round the same corner, he told me then, "I know I have a fast car, I know some peolple may even idleise it, but I have got to get one of those"! I'll never forget that, I think he has though.
ps we only have 5.7l holdens here? they go all the way up to the GTS HSV which is 300kw can get a 295kw version "don't ask what is differant"? can get 280kw clubsport, 260kw ss, think the Sv8 is about 220? and Sv6 190kw. all sorts of models damn cheap for what they are! think I would personally go for a Ba falcon though GT modle with the 290kw or XR6 turbo and pump more boost.