Chris Harris enjoys a smokey treat with HSV Maloo GTS
- 2 days ago
Auto enthusiasts should absolutely adore Australia. This bonkers island, aside from being filled with bugs, spiders, sharks and crocodiles, all of which are hell bent on killing you slowly, is home to two of the auto world’s greatest things – the V8 Supercars series, and the ute.
While Americans will be familiar with the ute thanks to cars like the Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero, the Australians have absolutely perfected this bizarre fusion of car and truck, with the result being the Holden HSV Maloo GTS. With a 577-horsepower, supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 playing a very metal version of “Waltzing Matilda” under the hood and the ability to tow 3,200 pounds, we like the Maloo GTS very, very much.
Chris Harris likes this particular Holden very, very much, too. He likes it so much that on his “holiday” to Australia, he took the time to drive “the most Australian vehicle of all,” complete with the sort of jabs we’d expect of a Brit driving an Aussie car (there is Vegemite involved).
Take a look at Harris and his take on this hilarious Holden.