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    Chris Harris drifts mental Aussie HSV Maloo ute (VIDEO)

    HSV Maloo GTS

    Chris Harris went on holiday to Australia and couldn’t resist sampling some of the local produce. Enter 577hp HSV Maloo ute.

    I suppose we ought to figure out whether we’re going to call it a ute or a pick up, right? Well, it’s not American or very truck-like and it’s made in Australia. So that’d be a ute then. There settled that, now more about this mental green machine.

    It’s Australian so it must have a massive V8, right? Indeed, the Maloo GTS is fitted with the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 from the Camaro ZL1 which means 577hp through the rear wheels that, unless you shove a sheep in the back, have barely any weight over them. Still, it’s got sticky Continental tyres, a limited slip differential and a monster set of stoppers.

    It may have started out life as a piece of farm machinery, but this HSV Maloo ute will hit 62mph in about 4.4 seconds – the same as a BMW M5. This green meanie is the fastest pick up in the world and it could only come from Australia.

    Apart from the transmission which is either a six-speed manual or torque converter auto, the whole package is actually rather sophisticated. Seriously! Even Chris Harris thinks so…

     

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    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)

    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)

    AMS Performance is in the business of making fast cars much faster. More specifically, they’re best known for taking the Nissan GT-R and tuning it to insane levels of power and performance. They do this while also keeping the cars streetable.

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    This team has the distinction of producing the GT-R examples to run in the nine and eight second range in the quarter mile. They’ve also fairly recently managed to push their Alpha Omega GT-R down into the seven second range.

    They’re doing this by producing nearly 2,000 horsepower from the motor, reinforcing the axles, and running the gear with a drag suspension and wheel tire setup. Still, they also drive the car around town calmly… even if the parachute is occasionally still attached to the rear end.

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    The AMS team recently put together a video that takes a look at the history of their build process with the GT-R. It also dives into the performance figures they set out to achieve, how they achieved them, and also examining what they’d like to do in the future. It’s a great look at an impressive car. How impressive you ask? How does 0-60 miles per hour in 1.72 seconds sound? The Alpha Omega can also blow past 200 miles per hour in a half a mile. Still, these guys occasionally take it on runs for lunch through the local fast food stops.

    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)

    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)
    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)
    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)
    The Story Behind The Worlds Fastest Nissan GTR (VIDEO)via: Motor Authority.

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