That "Ute" isn't really a truck. It's more like an El Camino or Ranchero. The thing probably weighs 500 or more pounds less than a Ram SRT. I cry "FOUL." It looks like Guinness added a Utility tag to the classification. That thing isn't really a pickup. It's more like a car with no back seats or roof on it.
Holden Ute SS - roughly 5000lbs with the 6.0L LS2 V8 - 400hp? I dunno if its N/A or SC'd or what...
Dodge Ram SRT-10 RC - 5691lbs with V10 - 505hp
Ford Lightning F150 - 4700lbs with SC V8 - 380hp/450ftlbs torque
By your arguement, then the F150 is even worse then the Ute....as its almost a 1000lbs lighter then the SRT-10. It was the record holder prior to the SRT-10 with a lot less HP too....
The Ute, whether you like it or not, is a pickup truck. Is it one in the typical Dakota, S-10, or Ranger way? No, it's not. Yes, its built on a car chassis. So what? There are trucks here in the USA that dont perform much better that are built like trucks should be built.
Truth is, Ford didnt care enough to challenge the SRT-10...and I dont know why Holden bothered either.....as its a vehicle exclusive to Australia.
One more thing, this isnt like we're comparing Heavy Duty 3500 Ram's to a F450. These are fast performance trucks....and in the world of real trucks...wouldnt see much daily use as far as hauling/towing anyways.