Walkinshaw experimenting with twin turbo 300kW Cadillac V6 for Colorado-based Walkinshaw Wildfire.
The HSV Maloo is dead. This, for obvious reasons is very sad. However, Wheels has reported that HSV’s parent company is developing a Holden Colorado-based dual cab ute that could be powered by a twin turbo V6 lifted from the Cadillac CTS V-Sport, which in the Caddy, that engine chucks out 313kW and 583Nm.
In Wildfire, it’s speculated that the V6 could propel the ute from 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds and while the Wildfire will still share the part-time four-wheel drive system with the Colorado, it won’t have a centre differential, meaning the Wildfire’s off-road adventures will be restricted to loose gravel tracks and sand.
Development is said to be well under way, and engineers are believed to be assessing ways in which the Cadillac engine can work with the rest of the Colorado’s electrical system.
Engineers are turning their attention to handling too, with tighter springs and dampers. The focus is on control rather than load carrying capacity. Huge AP racing brakes could also be fitted.
Cosmetically, there’ll be tougher-looking and puffed up body panels and chunkier wheels and those panels should have cooling vents to keep that turbo engine chill.