Chevrolet to release CSV CR8 Lumina
We just received a list of 2008 models from General Motors Middle East, and hidden in this list is a “CSV CR8” with “400+ horsepower” and what not. This is confirmation that Chevrolet will finally release the Australian HSV Commodore supersedans in the Middle East with Chevy badging, but dropping the Lumina name. There are even photos of the Chevy-badged car in the GCC.
The car will have a 411 hp 6.0-litre V8 if it follows the HSV specs, with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. It will also have 19-inch wheels, DVD entertainment system, special upholstery, a body kit and unique LED tail-lights.
The HSV version can do 0-100 kph in 5 seconds with either gearbox.
We now understand why the standard Lumina SS is offered with such a basic trim level. They were waiting for the CSV CR8 to take the top spot. Should be fun.
Some of these cars are already sitting quietly at some dealership probably for testing purposes.