/ Maloo R8

HSV Gen-F Maloo R8

*All Maloo R8 images shown on this page are fitted with the R8 SV Enhanced option.

If you want to make a stand, then it’s time to take a seat.

/ Maloo R8 Overview

/ Exterior


HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Rear HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Wheels HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Front

*All Maloo R8 images shown on this page are fitted with the R8 SV Enhanced option.

With its distinctive identity, the HSV GEN-F range of vehicles feature a sophisticated, modern and integrated design.

The Maloo R8 is fitted standard with:

• AP ventilated discs with forged 4-piston calipers
• 20" x 8.5" (front) and 20" x 9.5" (rear) cast flow-form alloy wheels with a machined face and Gloss Black accents
• Driving lamps
• Dual function Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
• Projector headlamps
• HSV quad exhaust outlets with chrome tips
• HSV unique tailgate
• HSV Performance Body Design
• Fender vents with chrome accenting
• HSV remote locking hard tonneau with Performance sail plane
• HSV side skirts

  • HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Wheels


    The Maloo R8 features stylish 20" x 8.5" (front) and 20" x 9.5" (rear) cast flow-form alloy wheels with a machined face and Gloss Black accents.

  • HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Daytime Running Lamps

    Daytime Running Lamps

    The dual function lamp runs as a Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) and a Position Lamp meaning they can be seen at night, at a slightly lower intensity, in conjunction with the headlights.

  • HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Rear Design

    Rear Design

    The GEN-F Maloo R8 features a visibly slimmer, hard tonneau cover, along with a sailplane and lower twin humps which help improve rear visibility.

/ Interior


HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Interior HSV Gen-F Interior Finishes HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Climate Control

*All Maloo R8 images shown on this page are fitted with the R8 SV Enhanced option.

The GEN-F Maloo R8 features a premium interior incorporating quality seats and fabrics, instrument panel, cluster, gauges, centre console, trims and finishes.

The Maloo R8 features:

• Driver Preference Dial
• HSV Performance Seats in Onyx Leather Trim
• 4-way electric adjustment of driver seat
• Multifunction, leather wrap sports profile steering wheel with height and reach adjust
• HSV Sports Twin gauges displaying oil pressure and battery voltage
• Centre console Maloo R8 I.D. plate
• Leather wrap gear selector
• Alloy faced pedals
• Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI)



The Maloo R8 features an 8" high-resolution, colour touch-screen display along with USB input, Single CD player with the capability to play MP3 tracks, Full iPod® integration and a 6- Speaker enhanced audio.

Enhanced Bluetooth©

The Bluetooth fitted standard to the Maloo R8 is fully integrated so keeping in touch, while on the move, has never been easier.

/ Technology


Driver Environment

  • HSV Gen-F Maloo Side Blind Zone Alert with Reverse Traffic Alert

    Side Blind Zone Alert with Reverse Traffic Alert

    The Side Blind Zone Alert system extends driver vision, using ultrasonic waves to detect objects adjacent to the vehicle in the traditional “blind spot” zones. Reverse Traffic Alert intuitively scans rear cross traffic and warns you of any approaching vehicle hazards.

  • HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Head Up Display

    Head Up Display

    The Head-Up Display provides the driver with important vehicle information including speedometer, tachometer and lateral G forces, in a safe and convenient way on the windscreen directly in front of them.

    Vehicles with automatic transmission have remote start which allows the vehicle’s engine to be started from outside the vehicle by using the remote start button found on the remote key.

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  • HSV Gen-F Maloo Park Assist

    Automatic Park Assist

    The Automatic Park Assist system helps take the guess work out of reversing into tight parking spaces through the use of parking sensors located in the front and rear fascias. The sensors detect the suitability of a parking space, calculate the correct drive path and steer the vehicle into position. All that is left for the driver to do is control the accelerator, brakes, transmission and clutch (in manual vehicles).

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  • Passive Entry and Remote Start (Automatic Transmission only)

    Passive entry is a keyless access system which lets you lock and unlock the vehicle’s doors without removing the remote from your pocket, briefcase etc.

    Vehicles with automatic transmission have remote start which allows the vehicle’s engine to be started from outside the vehicle by using the remote start button found on the remote key.

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  • Forward Collision Alert

    A camera, located above the rear view mirror, scans the road ahead up to 14 times per second. When a collision is predicted, the driver is alerted with an audible tone and a visible alert in the Head Up Display. Anticipating hard braking, the system applied sufficient brake pressure to close the space between the brake pads and rotors, thus delivering a quicker brake response time.

  • Lane Departure Warning

    Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver to any unintentional lane departures with an audible sound and warning indicator.

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  • Rain Sensing Wipers

    Rain Sensing Wipers are a convenience feature in that the windscreen wipers will operate when water is detected on the windscreen without the driver having to manually operate them.

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  • Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI)

    EDI connects with the vehicle’s on-board computer to constantly stream real-time vehicle dynamics and performance data to the touch screen display.

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  • Hill Start Assist/Hill Hold Control

    The Hill Start Assist system assists in preventing rollback when taking off, when the vehicle is on an incline or decline (when reversing).

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Performance Technologies

HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 LS3 Engine


The Maloo R8 features a 6.2 litre LS3 engine which generates an impressive 325kW of power and 550Nm of torque (DIN).

  • HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 Driver Preference Dial

    Driver Preference Dial

    The Driver Preference Dial allows the driver to manipulate the vehicle’s various electronic performance systems according to a range of distinct pre-set modes.

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  • HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 AP Brakes

    AP Brakes

    The GEN-F Maloo R8 features a brake package which was developed using the latest NASCAR and V8 Supercar technologies. This brake package not only offers a weight saving, but also improved brake feel and performance.

    The Maloo R8 is fitted with forged 4 piston brakes with increased brake rotor diameters.

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  • HSV Gen-F GTS Continental Tyres

    Continental Tyres

    After an extensive evaluation and testing process, in both dry and wet conditions, the HSV Engineering team with the assistance of HSV Test Driver and V8 Supercar Driver, Garth Tander chose Continental as the tyre supplier for the GEN-F range.

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  • Electric Power Steering

    Electric Power Steering, with 2 modes, matches steering calibration with ESC settings, providing an improved level of “feel” through the steering wheel that can be changed to suit driving preferences.

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  • Launch Control (Manual Transmission only)

    Launch Control provides the vehicle with the ability to accelerate, from standstill, at its maximum potential by managing engine torque and wheel-slip ratios.

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  • Competition Mode - Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

    Competition Mode ESC is specifically designed to give the driver more freedom under ‘spirited’ driving conditions.

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/ Options


HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 SV Performance Alloy Forged Wheel

R8 SV Enhanced

The Maloo R8 can be enhanced with an R8 SV option providing additional power and styling.

The option includes the following:

• Increased power and torque to 340kW and 570Nm (DIN)
• Bi-Modal Air Intake
• Unique accenting (mirror scalps and fender vents)
• Unique badges and model I.D. plate

HSV Gen-F Maloo R8 SV Performance Alloy Forged Wheel

SV Performance forged alloy wheel

20" x 8.5" SV Performance front wheel in Satin Graphite (255/35 R20 tyre). 20" x 9.5" SV Performance rear wheel in Satin Graphite (275/35 R20 tyre).

(Note: Maloo R8 SV pictured)

  • Automatic Transmission

    6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select specifically calibrated to the LS3 engine power and torque output.

  • HSV Performance Seats in “Red Hot” Leather Trim

    HSV Performance leather seats in “Red Hot” trim, with 4-way electric adjustment on driver seat.

  • Temporary Spare Wheel

    Full size, 20” temporary spare wheel in gloss black. (Note: Tyre Pressure Monitor is not available on the Temporary Spare Wheel.)

/ Safety


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

ABS reduces wheel lock under heavy braking situations by momentarily releasing brake pressure at the wheels required. This improves stopping distances on most surfaces, improves braking efficiency and enables better steering in demanding braking conditions.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

    Exclusively calibrated by HSV, the Maloo R8’s ESC system monitors steering wheel angle and speed to make turning corners safer. If loss of traction occurs, ESC activates to apply brake pressure to individual wheels and, if necessary, reduces engine power.

  • Electronic Brake Assist (EBA)

    In emergency braking situations, few people apply the required pressure to the brake pedal. EBA activates to optimise brake pressure performance.

  • DataDots

    DataDot DNA Platinum is the ultimate deterrent to both “professional” car thieves and component counterfeiters or supplier overruns. Approximately 10,000 DataDot DNA are applied to each GEN-F vehicle, all of them laser-etched with the unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).