When most people go on a holiday, they might fly down to Mexico or another tropical destination and sip frozen alcoholic drinks on the beach for seven days. When automotive journalist Chris Harris takes a vacation, he gets his hands on a 580 horsepower LSA-powered HSV Maloo and mercilessly drifts it around a racing circuit.
While Harris is a seasoned driver and journalist, this is surprisingly his first encounter with an HSV Maloo. The super ute is potentially one of the most Australian vehicles ever made, and is appropriately capable of performing the hooning feats Australian car enthusiasts are known for. So Harris dons a singlet (tank top), grabs some vegemite and a can of Victoria Bitter and learns what it’s all about to be an Aussie.
If you didn’t want to call up Left Hand Utes and buy yourself one of the most desirable pieces of forbidden automotive fruit ever made before you watched this video, you’ll certainly want to after. The HSV Maloo is essentially a Camaro ZL1 with a max tow rating of 3,527 lbs, a payload capacity of 881 lbs and enough room in the bed for two full-grown sheep.
Label us green with envy of this green Maloo.