Thursday, June 20, 2013

1970 Holden Torana GTR-X Concept

The Holden Torana is a car that was manufactured by General Motors–Holden's, 
the Australian subsidiary of General Motors (GM) from 1967 to 1980.

The Torana GTR-X Concept was a fibre-glass bodied 2 door hatchback designed in 1970
and was seriously considered for production in the early 1970s. 
It had classic ’70s wedge shaped styling as well as pop-up headlights, 
recessed parking and turning lights, and flush petrol filler access and door handles. 
Front and rear bumpers assume the contour of the body. 
To identify the car, the GTR-X identification is contained within a 
crisp black and orange stripe running parallel to the rocker panel. 
It weighed 1,043 kg (2,299 lb) and has a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).
Unfortunately, the company was ultimately unable to justify the high cost of committing 
itself to production given the size of the Australian population in those days.
Had it made it into production, it would have been the first Holden fitted with 4-wheel disc brakes. 
The only existing complete prototype GTR-X car has been recently restored back 
to its original white paint finish and remains on public display
at the Salmon Street offices of Holden in Melbourne, Victoria.
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