Meanwhile, Down Under: Australia Gets A New V8 Monster

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This anniversary edition is why we love Holden.

As you may have noticed in its 25 years of existence, the Holden Clubsport R8 has continued to offer Australia some of its best home-grown V8 excitement. Now, to mark its birthday, the company's affiliated tuner, HSV, has just released a limited edition, 108-unit ClubSport R8 25th Anniversary Edition. The 6.2 Liter LS3 engine will offer buyers 456 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. It also features Pitch Black accents, 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels, special badging and a quad exhaust.

Available in white, black, silver and red, it will start at $73,290 AUD ($54,366). But to really appreciate this car and its newly-revealed special edition, check out the glorious history preceding this awesome new car:

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