eSports Car of the Week: HSV GTS Maloo

Forza Horizon 3 HSV GTS Maloo (Photo YouTube)
Forza Horizon 3 HSV GTS Maloo (Photo YouTube) /

Art of Gears brings you a different car, a different race, and introduces you to the world that is eSports racing. This week, we’ll take a look at the Forza Horizon 3 HSV GTS Maloo.

The Forza Horizon 3 release date is just around the corner, and with the announcement of over 350 unique vehicles to choose from, we are excited to get behind the wheel and take them for a spin. We take a look at one of the very popular vehicles that is available for players to explore the Australian coast. That car is the HSV GTS Maloo.

At first glance, The HSV GTS Maloo might not be your first vehicle of choice. But don’t let the cars appearance fool you, this “Ute” means business! The Australian made, 6.2 liter Supercharged V-8 Muscle Car is right at home in the Outback, and is already rumored to be one of the best drift cars available in-game.

Because of the vehicles size, and it’s rear-wheel-drive power to weight ratio, the Forza Horizon 3 GTS Maloo will most likely be drifting fans “go-to” vehicle. In fact, we are already seeing videos popping up around the internet, showing just how good this car drifts through the corners.

If you have already downloaded the Forza Horizon 3 Demo, you can hop in the GTS Maloo and take it for a test drive through the Australian Coast. The games full version is set to launch on September 23rd (Ultimate Edition) and worldwide on September 27th.

eSports Event Details

Date: Monday, September 19th – Monday, September 26th, 2016

Time: Various (times to be announced on Facebook and Twitter @ArtofGears)

Game: Forza Horizon 3 Demo

Console: Xbox One

The Car? HSV GTS Maloo

HSV GTS Maloo – A Closer Look

On Sale: Now

Base Price: $87,990 (Est.)

Engine: 6.2-liter Supercharged V8

Drivetrain: rear wheel drive, 6-speed manual/6-speed auto

Output: 576 hp, 546 ft-lb Torque

0-60 time: 4.5 seconds (Est.)

Curb Weight: 4,030 lbs

Fuel Economy: 13.4 mpg hwy/11.1 mpg city

Video of the “Stig” driving a brand new GTS Maloo around a hill climb circuit. This little “Ute” moves!

eSports – The HSV GTS Maloo Setup

Art of Gear’s Forza Horizon 3 HSV GTS Maloo

Car: HSV GTS Maloo

Car Sponsorship Paint Scheme: None

Car Sponsorship Color: Jungle Green

Tune: Stock Tune Only

Drivetrain: Xbox One Elite Controller (Manual Shift)

Car Assists: Traction Control Off; Race line: On

Vehicle Damage: N/A

Mandatory Pit: N/A

AOG Positives: The Ute is a blast to drive, and drifts with ease!

AOG Negatives: Not much seat time in this vehicle, but you need good throttle control in order to keep the tires from spinning!

Below is a quick drift video in the HSV Maloo. Keep in mind, this is just some fun drifting footage, but it does give you an idea of how well this car drifts through the corners! Art of Gears will have plenty of our own “hot lap” race videos so stay tuned.

So what do you think? Are you interested in taking the HSV GTS Maloo out for a spin in Forza Horizon 3? Dates and times will be released on Facebook and Twitter @ArtofGears for you to come join us in the Forza Horizon 3 Demo this week.