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The 576bhp Maloo GTS is here

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.

‘Good’ mad, though, and an important bit of news, too. GM - who owns Holden - announced at the end of last year that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017.
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]

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The 576bhp Maloo GTS is here

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.

‘Good’ mad, though, and an important bit of news, too. GM - who owns Holden - announced at the end of last year that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017.

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]

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPbwlandscapes

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s project was #WHPbwlandscapes, which asked participants to capture beautiful landscapes in black and white. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.