4. HSV Maloo R8
The HSV Maloo R8 is a performance truck that goes heavy on the performance, and light on the truck. Plus, everytime someone asks what it is, I get to say the word “Maloo,” which is a pleasure in and of itself.
The Holden Special Vehicles team’s take on the Holden Ute checks all the boxes. Six-speed manual transmission, Brembo brakes, 435 hp, 405 lb-ft of torque, small truck bed, and some stunning good looks. The HSV Maloo is just another take on a performance truck, which as you may have noticed, I just can’t get enough of.
Oh, and did I mention that the word Maloo is the Australian Aboriginals word for thunder.