Some vehicles were built to be fast. Others were built to be practical. And some were built purely for the showing off. This customized Holden Ute is most certainly the latter. Then again, and we shouldn’t expect anything less from the team behind Ken Block’s tire-torturing Gymkhana series.
Australian Formula Drift driver Josh Robinson recently paid the visit to the Hoonigan Donut Garage to show off the monster vehicle he is entering into next year’s season: the supercharged Holden Ute cranked up to produce 1000 hp. And what do you do with all that power at your disposal? Well, you perform copious amounts of burnouts and donuts, of course, as we can see in this video of Robinson taking the Ute for a spin.
It’s quite the spectacle. Judging from the extreme amount of smoke engulfing the area in this video, those tires must be begging for mercy.
The Ute is certainly the practical car – at least when it comes to drifting.
Essentially the Aussie equivalent of the El Camino, the rear truck bed sheds further weight at the back, thus making it more tail-happy compared to the car with unnecessary things like rear seats, doors, and the trunk. If the Ute was built primarily to show off, it’s succeeded in spades here.
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