Eeeeeeeverybody tests on the Nürburgring Nordschleife these days. Except, apparently, people who make "commercial and utility vehicles." Because when Australia's Holden went to see if they could crack the record for that category with their SS-V Redline Ute, they discovered the record didn't exist.
So they went ahead and set one. Using a production-spec engineering prototype version SS-V Redline Ute (which, in case you're not up to date on your Aussie-made V8-powered El Camino cousins, packs a 349 horsepower, 381 lb-ft V8, a six-speed automatic, and a sports suspension), Holden engineer Rob Trubiani lapped the 'Ring in 8:19.47, which puts it right between the 2007 Lexus IS F (8:18) and the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS (8:20) on Wikipedia's big chart of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times.
Okay, the "commercial and utility vehicle" record thing is a little nebulous—we've never heard that category before, so maybe it's an Australian thing—but punting a RWD, V8-powered car with a truck bed around the Nordschleife in roughly the same time as a 987-generation Porsche Boxster S is pretty damn impressive. Plus, Holden made a nice series of videos about their journey to set that "record," which combine our love of V8-powered muscle cars with our enjoyment for watching Nurburgring footage. It's Friday; take some time and watch the videos.