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This 2017 HSV GTSR W1 Maloo Is One Expensive Ute, Currently Going for $570k

Unibody utes are pretty much extinct nowadays in Australia, and you can blame General Motors for this fiasco. The biggest of the Big Three in Detroit has even pulled the plug on Holden over years of losses and bad management, which is why the Maloo is now considered a modern classic.
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The high-performance sibling of the Holden Ute reached its peak in 2017 with the HSV GTSR W1 Maloo, which numbers only four examples of the breed. The one we’ll talk about today, chassis number 6G1FF4EPXHL303721, may also break the record for the most expensive W1 ever sold at auction.

Listed online by Lloyds with 19 days of bidding left to go, the supercharged V8-engined utility coupe is currently standing at 735,000 Australian dollars or $570,360 at current exchange rates. Pictured on the front cover of Motor magazine, this bad boy shows 681 kilometers (423 miles) on the odometer.

In addition to the identification plate, the special badging sets the W1 apart from the GTSR specification, along with the LS9 small-block engine derived from the sixth generation of the Corvette in ZR1 flavor. With the help of a 2.3-liter supercharger, the 6.2-liter lump belts out a simply outstanding 474 kW (636 horsepower) and 815 Nm (601 pound-feet) of torque at the crank.

All that suck-squeeze-bang-blow is channeled to the rear wheels - which are shod in Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R extreme-performance tires - with the help of a manual transmission in the guise of the MH3 spec Tremec TR-6060. Equipped with SV Panorama forged alloys finished in Matte Black and the SupaShock semi-active suspension system, the W1 also boasts AP Racing six-piston monoblock calipers and 410-millimeter brake rotors up front.

Carbon fiber for the airbox and fender vents, an Aeroflow Performance rear spoiler, and Alcantara diamond-quilted seats round off the list of W1-specific goodies. As far as daily-driving creature comforts are concerned, climate control and touchscreen infotainment are the most important of the lot.

 
 
 
 
 

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