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An adrenalin-pumping 410kW power and 691Nm of torque makes the GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA a machine that will make your heart pound. Of course, the increases in power and torque aren't the only things about the Maloo R8 LSA's 6.2 litre, supercharged LSA V8 that will get your heart racing. Press the throttle and the re-calibrated bi-modal twin-exhaust system with quad outlets will roar to life a soundtrack no rock band could ever beat.
With its distinctive identity, the bold design of the GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA is power in itself. The Maloo R8 LSA is fitted standard with:
The GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA features stylish 20" x 8.5" (front) and 20" x 9.5" (rear) alloy wheels with a machined face and matte black accents.
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.
The GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA features Pitch Black Style incorporating Pitch Black fender vents and mirror scalps, bonnet vents and belt line & door frame moulding.
Sitting behind the wheel of the GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA, you'll know you're in control of something special. The Maloo R8 LSA features:
The GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA 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 system.
The Bluetooth fitted standard to the GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 LSA is fully integrated so keeping in touch, while on the move, has never been easier.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 visual alert in the Head-Up Display. Anticipating hard braking, the system applies sufficient brake pressure to close the space between the brake pads and rotors, thus delivering a quicker brake response time.
Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver to any unintentional lane departures with an audible sound and warning indicator.
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.
The Hill Start Assist system assists in preventing rollback when taking off, when the vehicle is on an incline or decline (when reversing).
The GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA features a 6.2 litre Supercharged LSA engine which provides a staggering 410kW of power and 691Nm of torque (DIN). With all this power comes the need for massive amounts of air cooling. To assist with this, the Maloo R8 LSA is fitted with a stacked plate engine oil cooler and a stand-alone water-to-air charge-air cooling system. A revised suspension system, with upgraded spring and damper rates, further improves body roll and corner entry response.
The Driver Preference Dial controls electronic vehicle systems including ESC, Traction Control, Launch Control (manual only), Electric Power Steering calibration and Bi-Modal exhaust, increasing performance with every clockwise turn.
The GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA features a 4-piston brake package which was developed using NASCAR and V8 Supercar technologies. With a larger rear brake disc, to accommodate all of that power from the Supercharged LSA engine, this brake package offers an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio along with superior brake feel and performance.
The ContiSportContact 5P tyres, custom tuned for the HSV range, provide superior levels of ride quality and road grip in both dry and wet weather conditions.
Electric Power Steering, with 2 modes, matches steering calibration with ESC settings, providing an optimum level of "feel" through the steering wheel that can be changed to suit driving preferences.
Launch Control provides the vehicle with the ability to accelerate, from standstill, at its maximum potential by managing engine torque and wheel-slip ratios.
Competition Mode ESC is specifically designed to give the driver more freedom under 'spirited' driving conditions.
The GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA features a TR6060 (MG9 spec) Tremec 6-speed manual transmission as standard and is also available with the optional 6L90E 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select and Paddle Shifters which enable manual-like gear changes.
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.
Exclusively calibrated by HSV, the GEN-F2 Maloo R8 LSA'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.
In emergency braking situations, few people apply the required pressure to the brake pedal. EBA activates to optimise brake pressure performance.
DataDot DNA Platinum is the ultimate deterrent to both "professional" car thieves and component counterfeiters or supplier overruns. Thousands of DataDot DNA are applied to each GEN-F2 vehicle, all of them marked with the unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).