Holden Special Vehicles just set a new speed record for a production standard utility/pick up truck. The HSV LS2 6.0 litre V8 Maloo R8 Ute raised the record from 248.783 km/h (154.586mph) to 271.44 kp/h (168.66mph). The record was previously held by the Dodge Ram SRT-10. The Ute was completely stock and for record purposes had to make two runs within an hour to set the new speed mark.
The Holden folks, down in Australia, have been doing some nice work over the past year with their wild custom “EFIJY” and the recent GTO from Pontiac was based on the Holden Monaro.
Holden isn’t well known in the U.S. but if they keep doing this sort of thing, they might get a little more notoriety.
Link: Holden HSV