South African tuner adds 535bhp to already ridiculous package

Nic Cackett

The concept of the performance pick-up is yet to take hold in the UK, but with a proliferation of Mitsubishi L200s, Nissan Navaras and Toyota Hiluxs on the nation's building sites it's only a matter of time before someone steps forward to fill the curious niche.

With any luck the tipping point might prove to be this frankly lunatic effort from South African tuner, LupiniPower. Its version of the already fairly mental Chevy Ute SS (also sold as the Holden Ute SS elsewhere in the world) packs 535bhp and a 0-60mph time of 4.4 seconds.