2012 MALOO R8 UTILITY
At the time it was released, the Maloo R8 ute was the sole two-door car in the HSV catalogue since the VE Commodore became the donor vehicle back in 2007.
Released as part of HSV’s 25th anniversary celebrations, these cars sport a LS3 6.2 litre V8 engine with 317 kW standard at 6,000 rpm and 550 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm.
Power is put to the road via manual 6 speed Tremec gearbox or optional 6 speed automatic. Stopping power is provided by 4 pot, 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS.
Inside were supportive cloth seats, fat sports steering wheel, central gauge package, interactive touch screen, sports pedals and 7 speaker audio system.
Other features included sports steering suspension, competition mode stability control, a fantastic bi-modal exhaust, 20-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, airbags and dual zone climate control air conditioning .
GPS navigation, rear view camera, satellite navigation, hard tonneau cover, Bluetooth and USB input rounded out the package.
This is an immaculate example of the E3 HSV Maloo R8 utility with optional automatic 6 speed transmission.
Finished in faultless Switch Blade silver, it is build number 1131. There were only 187 automatic cars produced for 2012, this car being built on 16 March 2012.
Having travelled only 45,920 km, this car has been Power Tech tuned to 390 kW (523 HP) and has a new stainless-steel exhaust system from the catalytic converter back. The exhaust note when the car is pushed is awe inspiring.
She also sports a cold air intake, new pulley set and Powerbond underdrive set. The brake pads were changed just over 250km ago.
All books and service records come with the car. Meticulously maintained, a fantastic collectable HSV.
Registration expires 10 May 2022.
BODY: 2 Door Ute
ENGINE: 6.2 litre LS3 V8
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: EFI
TRANSMISSION: 6 Speed Automatic
BRAKES: 4 Wheel Ventilated Disc
PAINT: Switch Blade (Silver Metallic)
TRIM: Grey Cloth
MILEAGE: 45,930 kms