Vauxhall: Aussie hooligan lands in the UK

Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo. Photo / Supplied
Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo. Photo / Supplied

A rebadged version of the ultimate Aussie ute has gone on sale in the UK.

The Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo - the grumpy 6.2-litre ute sold as an HSV in this part of the world - is retailing for over £50,000 ($101,00).

It is the same vehicle that Te Kawhata Lotto millionaire Trevor purchased, despite erroneous reports that he bought a 2010 model.

"Like he'd have to buy a second-hand Maloo," laughed the man who sold the $26.5m winner his shiny black ute.

Vauxhall only expects to sell 50 of the stroppy Maloo, which is capable of 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

- NZ Herald

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