Holden has plans to introduce a version of its Commodore Ute that will have been breathed upon by its Holden Special Vehicles division, making it the fastest ute of all time, according to News Corp Australia.
The HSV ‘Maloo’ Ute will use the 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 found in the HSV GTS sedan. This should give it around 580 horsepower and will likely cement the car as the fastest ute ever produced, seeing as the Commodore range will cease to exist beyond 2017. News Corp says the car will also be fitted with the “latest technology to enable its might and power to get to the road responsibly”, which includes the largest ever brakes fitted to a ute.
HSV boss Tim Jackson refused to confirm the existence of the supercharged Maloo, but the automaker has apparently already informed dealers the car will be arriving by the end of this year with a pricetag of about $85,000. Many assumed the powerplant from the HSV GTS was simply too powerful to be adapted for use in the Ute, but HSV has been hard at work for the past four years trying to make the car a possibility.
In addition to being one of the fastest cars to ever emerge from Oz, the HSV GTS Maloo will one of the most collectable cars on sale in the region. Only 150 versions of the supercharged Ute will be produced, an extremely small production run considering over 1000 HSV GTS sedans have been sold over the course of the past year.