Chevy was nice enough to import the fantastic Holden-built, LS3-powered Commodore sedan (badged as the SS) into the United States from 2014-2016. Not many people bought them, and eventually, the car (along with the rest of Holden) was discontinued. What Chevy didn't do was import the supercharged version of the SS (the HSV GTS in Holden-speak) into the States. This is the one everyone says they'd actually buy if it were available here.
Well, one SS buyer decided to take action, adding a supercharger after the fact, and creating an HSV GTS of their own. Now that car is for sale, which means all who wanted the supercharged SS of their dreams but couldn't buy one now have a chance to do so or to eat their own words.
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According to the seller , a 50-state, CARB-legal Magnuson Hearbeat supercharger was installed onto the factory LS3 V8 at 2600 miles, and includes a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty from Magnuson. The car was professionally tuned by an ASE certified tech, and currently makes 520 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque to the wheels—about on-par with the 575-horsepower Commodore HSV GTS.
Other modifications include a Vitesse throttle controller (used to alleviate the car's throttle-by-wire pedal delay), Powerstop Evolution Z23 brake pads, and Xpel clear bra protection wrap on the hood, bumper, headlights, fog lights, A-pillers, roof, rocker panels, mirrors, fenders, and doors. The seller adds all of the original engine trim pieces removed to install the supercharger will come included with the sale.
Considering this car has just 3715 miles on the clock, it's basically brand-new. Moreover, it's a rare manual-specced car, and seems to have been well-taken care of by the original owner. with a Buy-It-Now price of $51,000.