Holden Special Vehicles has released a limited edition run of E-Series Senators to co-incide with the 2009 Melbourne Motorshow.The Senator nameplate is one of HSV's most successful, stretching all the way back to the first model – the VP Senator – in 1992. It signified HSV moving from a purely performance based car manufacturer to focus on the ‘luxury-performance' product.

According to Managing Director Phil Harding the E-Series Senator Signature, has taken the marque to a whole new level. "Our Senator Signature model has introduced a whole new range of customers to the HSV brand and reminded existing customers what luxury-performance is all about.

"Today's release of the E-Series Senator is designed to appeal to customers seeking the performance our company is renowned for in a subtle – yet identifiably HSV – package, with a very attractive price point" he said.

The Senator comes with leather onyx seats as standard and is available in Heron, Sting, Phantom, Nitrate, Karma, Voodoo and Evoke.

It is powered by HSV's LS3 317kW V8 engine, with HSV performance suspension. Nineteen inch billet silver Senator wheels host silver brake callipers incorporating the black HSV logo, while the Senator logo features on the front and rear headrests.

Priced from a very competitive $69,990, just 30 manual and 59 auto HSV Senators will be produced.

Joining the Senator on the Melbourne Motorshow stand are the W427 and ClubSport R8 Tourer.

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The W427 Showcar was first unveiled at last year's show, prior to production beginning in July 2008. HSV confirmed late last year the W427 Supercar will be capped at no more than 200, with final orders taken in April.

Prospective owners will need to act fast!

The final car on the Holden Special Vehicles stand is the ClubSport R8 Tourer, an HSV with all the versatility of a wagon in a stunningly designed and powerful package.

With reverse parking camera as standard, the Tourer is priced from $65,990 – just $1000 more than the ClubSport R8 sedan.