Let’s meet Oli Wardrope. That’s him wrestling a six-foot python out from under his family’s truck casually before he has to head to school.
Tiff Needell is no ordinary driver, but then a Vauxhall Maloo VXR8 is no ordinary ute. The former has raced in Formula One, the latter has a supercharged Chevy LSA V8 good for 537bhp. Together they’re good enough to pass nearly everything else on track.
“Ute” is Australian for “car with a bed like a pickup truck,” but “6.0 V8 and a full rally suspension setup” is awesome in any language.
Small, cheap, diesel, single-cab; the Smyth Performance Volkswagen “Ute” is the answer to the internet’s perfect truck. Just get yourself an old Jetta or Golf, a Sawz-All and prepare for glory!
Ford Europe’s ‘Camera Tracking Unit’ consist of a black Ford Focus ST wagon ute and a black Ford Fiesta ST ute. Here are both.
There is perhaps no more low-key amazing car culture in the world than in New Zealand. For example, here is a video simply captioned ‘testing the new exhaust.’
It's like if you crossed the American car scene with Japan's: big V8 muscle cars right beside stout JDM tuner rides.
That's not gone well, has it?
As a "tribute" to the iconic two-door station wagons of Holden Australia's yesteryear, Red Bull and Triple Eight Engineering have cooked up this insane shooting brake with 705 BHP, full racing suspension, and... surfboard racks.
...because there may well be some cops around, you just can't see 'em.
Here's two kangaroos kicking the crap out of each other in front of a Ute. All you'd really need for a cherry on top would be a couple of bogans, and then you could call it a day.
GM's Australian automaker Holden, famous for beastly "El Camino"-style cars with pickup beds and massive engines, is shutting its doors in 2017. But before the company goes out of business, they're reportedly cranking out their fastest-ever utility car.
The hoonalicious Australian car-trucks known as "utes" Down Under are slowly starting to proliferate in the US, thanks to a Colorado outfit dramatically underselling them as "modern-day El Caminos." This is how they're making El Camino dreams come true.
The hoonalicious Australian car-trucks known as "utes" Down Under are slowly starting to proliferate in the US, thanks to a Colorado outfit dramatically underselling them as "modern-day El Caminos." This is how they're making dreams come true.
Ford is decreeing today the 80th anniversary of the Australian-invented car-based roadgoing pickup known as the 'ute,' and in recognition we found a bit of backstory on the practical utility cars so beloved in the Land Down Under.
Ford FPV Super Pursuit XR8 Boss 290, poses at the Melbourne coast. It packs the same 5.4 liter V8 as the Mustang Cobra R. [thomasrdotorg/Flickr, 2007]
An automotive technician in Adelaide still managed to make it to work, despite his ute catching on fire on the way there.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for the nation of Australia, because I think they do hoonage better than any other country on Earth.
Here we see a zealous Kiwi powersliding his little Mazda pickup. The cornering forces are a little high, and he rolls. Ken Block makes it look so easy, doesn't he?