HSV confirms monster version of the Maloo ute. Ready your finest straitjacket.
Holden Special Vehicles, “Australia’s leading performance car manufacturer”, has announced details of a range-topping version of its Maloo pickup. It’s called the GTS, and it’s actually quite mad.
So this Maloo GTS is the one of the last in a long, fine line of mad V8 utes from Aus. As such, it gets GM’s 6.2-litre supercharged LSA V8 engine, producing a big fat 576bhp and 546lb ft of torque.
That s’charged V8 will be bolted onto the Maloo’s VXR8-based chassis, driving either a six-speed manual gearbox or optional six-speed ‘heavy duty’ auto ‘box, driving the rear wheels. No performance times have been presented, but the last Maloo VXR could sprint from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and rock on to a limited top speed of 155mph. So it’ll be quick, then. [x]