But it's so much cooler.
It is a well-known fact that Australians love muscle cars and burnouts just as much as us Americans, and the folks from down under have a long and rich heritage of building, modifying, and racing V8 muscle cars. The most famous Australian muscle car manufacturer was Holden, a subsidiary of GM, which, after a career spanning 165 years, closed its doors. During its long and storied history, the company built some of the meanest performance cars on the wrong side of the equator, with the Holden Special Vehicles department responsible for most of them. This 2004 HSV GTS 300 Coupe is listed on the Australian Muscle Car Sales website, and is one of the rarest you'll find. Hence the asking price of over $250,000 AUD (around $180,000 USD).
Holden's last hurrah was the 635-horsepower GTSR W1 of which only 275 cars were built, but this GTS 300 Coupe is rarer still. Holden created the GTS and GTO as performance versions of the Holden Monaro, and these cars were produced in three series.
Series three cars had to be specially ordered, and this example is one of only 24 built, in fact, its number 24, the very last one. Powering this brute is an LS1 V8 producing 402 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels (naturally) via a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission and a 3.9.1 HydraTrak limited-slip differential. The car also features the very rare sunroof package and a set of 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance Pirelli P-Zero tires. Stopping power is provided by massive 373-mm cross-drilled, grooved discs and a set of six-piston AP Racing calipers in the front, and four pistons in the rear.
The GTS stands out from the regular GTO thanks to some subtle Gray Metallic accents on the front and rear bumpers and side skirts as well as a classy roof spoiler. Inside, the GTS gets a special instrument cluster surround, a shift light, an alloy steering wheel, and stainless steel pedals. This example has covered 37,284 kilometers (23,167 miles) from new, and comes with the original owner's manuals, logbooks, HSV Compendium and HSV delivery paperwork.
At over $180k, you could buy this awesome Australian muscle car, or you could get yourself a brand new Porsche 911 Turbo. We've made up our minds, what about you?