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Shots Of Next-Generation HSV Maloo Leak Out Onto The Web

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That image above is supposedly of the next generation of HSV's most powerful ute — the Holden Ute-based Maloo — and it appears to have found its way onto the internet weeks ahead of the official debut at the Sydney Motor Show in October. Like the Maloo's lower-powered Holden Ute brother, the HSV Maloo looks to be straying further from its traditional appeal as a workhorse, and appealing more as a sports coupe or a lifestyle vehicle. In fact, I'm not entirely sure you could even carry anything in the back of that there car with what appears to be a tonneau-covered truck bed. We'll let the folks at give you the rest of the specs they've gleaned:

"The all-new E-Series Maloo will draw its power from the same 307kW/550Nm 6.0-litre V8 as HSV's E-Series sedan range, giving it more power and torque (up 10kW and 20Nm) than the last-generation (VZ) model that last year entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world's fastest ute (271.44km/h).

In fact, the Maloo could be Australia's first sub-5sec Ute - the model it replaces was capable of 0-100km/h in 5.1sec - though to do this it would need to overcome a weight increase, potentially of up to 150kg heavier if Commodore Ute figures are any indication. "


OK, for serious, I'm totally having a truck-cargasm at the thought of getting a sub-five second El Camino stateside. [via]

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@Gromit: Thank you! Looks like we got some closet Bangles on the Interwebs.

@Jesse Mrozowski: I'll take 3, thank you, for those exact same reasons. I've always wanted a truck for hauling shit like that, but since I'll be trekking freeways and neighborhoods I won't need the hill-humping off-road extremitude. But if I lower a Silverado, I get pinned as a tasteless redneck/gangsta...