DOA: HSV HRT 427
evo India|August 2021
This racing-inspired 7-litre Holden Monaro garnered more than enough interest for its limited production run to sell out. But sadly the sums didn’t add up
RICHARD PORTER

HE HOLDEN MONARO OF THE 2000S was always an evo favourite, what with its hearty V8, slithery chassis and the likeable demeanour of a laid-back cartoon bear. In 2002, however, Holden Special Vehicles announced a plan to put some firecrackers up the bear’s bottom. The crux of its idea was the installation of a 560 horsepower, 7-litre dry sumped V8 based on the one from the Corvette C5R racer, but the mods didn’t end there.

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