And we agree! The South African tuning company LupiniPower is referring to the recent BMW M3 Pickup dubiously revealed as an April Fools joke. While LupiniPower admits being huge fans of BMW M Division, their supercharged V8 SuperUte based on the Chevrolet SuperUte SS (aka Holden Ute SS in Australia) is certainly not something to laugh at.
Michele Lupini explained, "It is hugely gratifying to note that M has taken note of a need for such top-end pick-up vehicles, although we do also need to point out that SuperUte is certainly no joke - our development cycle is now close to being completed and we'll soon be ready to deliver."
"As huge BMW M fans, we'd love to see an M3 Pickup as our SuperUte's only real market rival." That almost sounds like a challenge.
The Chevrolet SuperUte SS packs a 6.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 535 bhp (542 PS / 399 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque while 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) acceleration is sub 5-seconds and 100 mph (161 km/h) flashes by in just 9.9 seconds. The SuperUte steamrolls the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 113 mph (182 km/h), while top speed is a supercar worthy 175 mph (282 km/h).
Only a limited number of SuperUtes will be built with all-inclusive pricing previously announced at $91,500/€63,000/£58,000.