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Drag Race: Ford vs Holden utes

By Scott Newman, 27 Apr 2015 Features

XR6 Turbo faces off against SS V Redline

Drag Race: Ford vs Holden utes

It's more Australian than a koala riding an emu while eating a lamington.

Performance utes are a uniquely Australian invention, not to be confused with their American 'pick-up' cousins.

Like all our locally-made beasties, they won't be around for too much longer, which is a crying shame, as there aren't too many better ways to have fun on four wheels.

Masses of power and torque, no weight over the back and rear-wheel drive means it's virtually impossible not to enjoy yourself.

But which of the local crop is fastest? Check out the video above to find out.

Quick disclaimer: it was originally meant to be XR6 Turbo vs base SS, but a mix-up at Holden meant we landed a Redline instead. As it turns out, it wouldn't have changed the result at all.

We'll have more video from our ute shoot in the coming weeks.