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No, the picture isnt...
No, the picture isnt backward. The Maloos right-hand drive took a little getting used to, but the overall driveability and interior comfort are apparent as soon as you settle into the driver seat.
The 5.7L V-8 really packs...
The 5.7L V-8 really packs a punch; it produces 295 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The limited-slip rear axle puts the heat to the street with 3.08 gears.
We know what youre thinking: Holden? Maloo? Those guys at Sport Truck have finally cracked. Well, thats true enough, but that happened a long time agolong before we caught a glimpse of the 99 Holden Maloo. General Motors Holden division has really come through for the Australian sport truck enthusiast with a true dual-purpose vehicle that lives up to its name.
Named for the Aboriginal word for thunder, the Maloo is Australias answer to the El Camino. This uteAussie for truckis from Holden Special Vehicles. Its powered by a 295hp, 350ci Holden V-8 engine and boasts one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any vehicle in the Holden family.
HSV didnt stop there, though. The Maloo is also armed with a tuned sport suspension that features high-performance springs, gas shocks, and an antisway bar up front and high-performance springs and air shocks out back. The Maloo comes equipped with VT Clubsport-style 17-inch alloy wheels and premium Bridgestone S02 tires and four-wheel discs to bring it all to a safe stop.