Car reviews - HSV - Maloo - R8 2-dr utility
Stand Out Features
29 Jul 2002
FOR a humble utility, having a 255kW, 5.7-litre V8 engine sitting between the front wheels just has to be a standout feature. It makes the Maloo the most powerful ute available on the Australian market, just pipping Ford's recently released Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute which, as its name suggests, puts out 250kW of power. In fact all of the HSV enhancements make the Maloo a fairly special load hauler, from the 18-inch wheels and ultra-wide, low profile tyres to the heavily bolstered, race-style bucket seats and purposeful bodykit.
Did you know?The Maloo HRT Edition showcar has even more power from a 6.2-litre, V8 engine (350kW), bigger wheels (20-inch) and wider tyres (285/30 ZR20 at the rear), as well as a wilder bodykit than the regular Maloo.
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