GTS sells out

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle News -

Tas 250 su­per-trick utes de­spite a pric­etag that’s likely to run to around $85,000.

The HSV re­sult mir­rors the sell­out suc­cess of the fi­nal Fal­con GT from Ford Per­for­mance Ve­hi­cles, which prompted an eBay char­ity auc­tion to al­lo­cate build num­bers 001 and 500 for the GT-F: they sold for AU$157,600 and AU$236,100 re­spec­tively.

De­tails of the GTS sedan have been pub­lic for months but the early de­tail on the su­per­charged LSA-pow­ered Maloo points to a ute that will eas­ily crack the world speed record for a pick-up. It cur­rently stands at 271km/h and was set by Mark Skaife in 2006 at the dis­used Woomera rocket range in South Aus­tralia.

Apart from speed, the GTS Maloo will also set records as the costli­est and most pow­er­ful ute ever built by Holden, as well as the ute with the big­gest brakes.

The car has been un­der de­vel­op­ment for four years and has sur­pris­ingly few unique parts beyond the tail­shaft and some cos­metic pieces inside the cabin. How­ever, it still gets the heavy-duty en­gine and trans­mis­sion cool­ing – as ei­ther a six-speed man­ual or au­to­matic – and an up­graded dif­fer­en­tial. he best car in the his­tory of Holden Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles, the $100,000 GTS sedan, is a sell­out. And so is the GTS Maloo ute.

Cus­tomers quickly put their names against ev­ery one of the 150 cars in the ini­tial pro­duc­tion run for HSV’s cur­rent head­line hero, de­spite a price that will just clear $100,000, in­clud­ing on-road costs, and the hot Holden shop is now scrab­bling for ex­tra pro­duc­tion slots at El­iz­a­beth in South Aus­tralia.

The same thing hap­pened when early word on the GTS Maloo leaked and, once again, HSV is look­ing to boost its pro­duc­tion run to as many

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