Maloo is a ute brute
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.