Maloo is a ute brute

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

It is al­ready the quick­est pick-up on Bri­tain’s roads but now the Vaux­hall Maloo is push­ing into supercar ter­ri­tory.

Boosted to 536ps the 6.2-litre V8 in the lat­est Maloo gives the truck a 0 to 60 ac­cel­er­a­tion of 4.6 sec­onds – and that’s in the same league as a Jaguar F-Type.

The su­per­charged en­gine has its roots in that fit­ted to the Chevro­let Ca­maro ZL 1 and makes the Maloo LSA the fastest‘ute’to come out of Aus­tralia.

Top speed stays at 155mph but the down­side is a fuel re­turn of just 15.3mpg with emis­sions al­most off the scale at 363g/km.

The lat­est Maloo LSA is priced from £54,500 (and as a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle the 20 per cent VAT charge can be re­claimed) while the VXR8 GTS costs from £55,500 for a man­ual or £57,200 for a six speed auto.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.