Top Gear and V8 supercar sedans: Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst Edition and Holden HSV Maloo pick-up

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Okay, so the guys at Top Gear can’t pronounce Bathurst, but this is one funny video. Who in Europe is going to understand Australian V8 supercar sedans and the legendary Bathurst 1000? Here’s a few things you might get about this Holden VXR8 Bathurst edition: it does 0-100 in 4.6 seconds, has a V8 turbo charged, supercharged engine and with 45,000 pounds there’s “limitless vulgarity”.

This is not a businessman’s car, believe me. In fact, it’s like the sophisticated look for Aussie men from the country, or who aspire to country. And if you’re a real farmer, you might want to try the HSV VE Maloo R8 “ute”. Otherwise known as a “pick-up” but we’re in Australia, not the US.

There is nothing hick and country about the Maloo ute, though. This is one fast, mean, pick-up: see how the “fatest ute in the world” with five seconds to reach 100 km/hr, stacks up against the Audi A8. It’s equipped with a 6.2-litre V8 with 490 hp. Wanted to know about Australian cars? You have got to watch this video!

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