HSV unveils SportsCat RS – limited to 100 units only

HSV has added yet another variant to its SportsCat range of modified dual-cab utes dubbed the SportsCat RS.

Limited to just 100 units, the RS comes with a price tag of $63,990, or $2,000 less than the also limited run SportCat R introduced late last year. It also undercuts the flagship SportsCat+ by $2,800.

Offered solely in ‘Summit White’ paintjob with gloss-black lower inserts, splash tray and lower fascia, the SportsCat RS also features black and red decals on the bonnet, hard tonneau cover and door sills.

The only option is the $1,995 AP Racing premium brake package, which brings four-piston forged brake calipers grasping 362mm rotors for “class-leading” braking performance.

The SportCat RS comes with unique HSV tweaked ESC and damper tune that is designed to provide more “performance-based” handling.

As with all SportsCats, the RS features wider wheel tracks, increased front ride height and reduced overall rake compared to the regular Holden Colorado on which it is based.

Behind the extended wheel arches, it rolls on 18-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain rubber.

Inside, the cabin comes fitted with a pair of premium SV Sports bucket seats, leather and suede trimmed instrument panel, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Power from the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel remains unchanged at 147kW and 500Nm. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission carry over from the Colorado.

Of the 100 units produced at the Clayton plant in Melbourne, 94 units will be allocated to Australia, while the remaining six will be shipped across the ditch to New Zealand.

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