Holden Redline And Maloo R8 LE: More Thunder From Down Under

Australia continues to punish us for the poor box office performance of Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles by debuting the new Redline hi-po Commodore trim and a wild-looking SV R8 Maloo Limited Edition ute. Crikey.

For just $2,300 on top of the money you put down for one of the many Commodore SS-V variants (Ute, Sportwagon, Calais, Sedan), Holden will throw in larger Brembo brakes, low-profile performance tires wrapped around new alloy wheels, and a revised sport suspension. And no, you won't get a Saturn.

If that's not enough for you, the Holden Special Vehicles arm of GM's Aussie brand will offer a special edition of the HSV Maloo R8 designed to commemorate 20 years of the HSV Maloo Ute. The obvious upgrades are limited to the wild body kit, 20-inch black alloy wheels, and a new exhaust. Inside, they've added in all the electronics they've got including a blind zone alert, rear park assist, and SAT nav.

Maybe we should have taken Yahoo Serious more seriously.

Holden Redline And Maloo R8 LE: More Thunder From Down Under