Watch A Blown Holden Ute Put Over 600 Hp Down At The Wheels: Video2
We can’t get enough of Aussie car culture. The culture is somewhat similar to American likeness, with V8 power and rear-wheel drive sedans, but has a much different twist. They also create cars we can’t help but lust over, including the Commodore Ute.
Even though we would go bonkers to get our hands on one from the factory, we would go ballistic for one tuned down under with an incredible LSX swap. LSXtv stumbled upon this incredible Ute in the process of being shifted into an all-out monster.
The build is being done by Mark’s Workshop in Western Australia, and currently sports an LSX 376 crate engine, Vortech T-Trim blower, a four-inch stroker crankshaft, forged pistons and rods and 60-pound injectors plus some. If you can’t imagine in your head already, it makes joyful noises.
Hooking it up to the dyno reveals 638 hp hiding behind the Jungle Green metallic hue, a more than respectable figure for a street car. We’re then treated to a road test where Mark, presumably of Mark’s Workshop, rows the car through its gears to reveal more tuning to be done. Though, it sounds fantastic on our end.
We hope builds like this never cease to exist, and on the pursuit of power and drivability, we wish Mark and his team all the best. Check out a video of the Ute right down below.
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Nice ute and would make a great sleeper, sadly though it reminds me that its a dying breed and gone post 2017. Going to miss the new go fast ute from every new model from Holden, was one of the things i all ways looked forward to. Yes i know its an aftermarket job but the showroom floor V8 utes arent slouches either.
Not bad, but if you want to see what Aussie workshops can really do, check out GM Motorsport in Melton Victoria, maker and supplier of the RipShift manual shifter for T5 and T56 manual equipped Commodores and Falcons. Phonsy and the boys really know their stuff and could build something that’s higher performance but still driveable everyday to one of the meanest machines on the road