Holden to release world’s fastest ute

Holden is set to release the world’s fastest ute, the HSV GTS Maloo and has decided to make more vehicles than originally planned.

News.com.au reports that the company upped the number because of demand. The 150 it originally announced sold out in less than 24 hours, a month before its official sales date and many of Holden’s best customers missed out. Therefore, the company will make 100 more.

So there will still be only 250 of the utes made and it is expected that they will become sought after collectors’ items.

According to Drive.com.au, the GTS Maloo ute will feature the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 as the HSV GTS sedan. It will produce 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque; and will go from 0 to 100km/h in about 4.5 seconds.

"We have been working on this project for a couple of years now," HSV managing director Tim Jackson said.

"There are a number of unique elements required to integrate the LSA into the Maloo platform, and significant time in getting all the safety and performance technologies to operate effectively.

"Every time we launch a vehicle is an exciting time, but we believe the GTS Maloo is something special and sets a new benchmark in the performance market."

In other news, Holden’s upgraded Commodore range is due to go into production at the Elizabeth factory in Adelaide in November and will be available before Christmas.

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