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Ah, an Australian pick-up. Yep, despite the Vauxhall badging, I’m with you there, sport. But more pertinently, it’s the last Australian pick-up. Holden is ceasing production of the Maloo ute – and all other models – as it’s Melbourne plant is being closed. Don’t worry too much about supply as rumour has it HSV, which builds the hot ones, plans to stockpile as many base cars as it can, ready for upgrades. Can’t imagine it won’t eventually be replaced either – but probably by something built in America, which is unlikely to have the same Aussie flavour. This last of the line two-seat, big-motor-up-front, big-space-out-back pick-up is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged V8. It’s the same basic motor that underpins the Chevy Camaro ZL1, and here develops 537bhp and 495lb ft. Vauxhall claims a 155mph top whack and 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds. That doesn’t sound that fast.