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  • Holden's Torana TT36 concept teased a high-performance rear drive sedan that could have been a desirable baby sibling to the Commodore.

    It wasn't only the inspired designers of the Italian coachbuilders churning out wedge-shaped concepts in the s. At the start of the decade.

    The Torana with the greatest reputation is, unfortunately, one that did not make it into production. Designed during the LC development, but most likely to be.

    The concept car concept is translated as "the idea of a car". This is a kind of prototype car, which tests people's reactions to new technologies being introduced, design solutions, etc. In its original form, prototypes are never launched into mass production.

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    The mildly facelifted LX series arrived in February In the end it would suffer the same fate as the WB Kingswood, the bean-counters unable to justify the huge cost of putting the GTR-X into development given the small population. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Due to poor Chevrolet sales, the car was revised as the Camina in General Motors Korea was sold to Saehan Motors in after management troubles.

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Australia’s best concepts: Holden Torana TT36

    The Torana with the greatest reputation is, unfortunately, one that did not make it into production. Designed during the LC development, but most likely to be released alongside the new LJ models, the GTR-X used a sleek wedge-shaped body running XU-1 components under a fibreglass skin.

    While the develpment plan called for the use of Holden's S engine, many believed at the time that is was more likely that the production version would instead use the LJ Torana XU-1 ci six, mated to the M21 four speed manual transmission that would be released with the HQ.

    Holden torana concept

    The GTR-X was an absolute stunner from every angle. Inside the driver was presented with full instrumentation including speedo, tacho, electric clock, ammeter, as well as gauges for oil pressure, fuel, water temperature and engine vacuum, all housed in a sporty machined aluminium dashboard. It would have been the first Holden to be fitted with four wheel disc brakes, but that honour would eventually fall upon the Torana LX A9X.

    Its long, sleek hood is accentuated by a low wedge-shaped grille. The body line sweeps up at the rear to an elevated tail light assembly. Simplicity is the keynote. It is achieved by concealed headlights, sharp windshield rake, 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".

    Holden torana concept

    The GTR-X was not developed by Holden purely as a concept, lavish brochures, photography and promotional films demonstrating just how seriously the effort was to put the car into production. In the end it would suffer the same fate as the WB Kingswood, the bean-counters unable to justify the huge cost of putting the GTR-X into development given the small population.

    Just how close did the GTR-X come to production? We will let yet another pre-release sales leaflet do the talking. Sometimes those dreams become a reality. Few companies are able to provide the technology, the facilities, and the manpower needed to make dreams come true.

    And it has come true. It was built to assess public reaction to an advanced design two-seater sports car. The GTR-X borrows heavily in styling and innovation from GMH's experimental "Hurricane", but it is designed with the thought of possible limited volume production.

    Holden torana concept

    And low tooling costs could make it available for far less than its European counterparts". Unique Cars and Parts. Back in the sixties Holden had been busy experimenting with quite a number of concepts such as fuel injection, over head cam-shafts and it was decided to design a Holden sports coupe on July 14th By December 15th the first body had been built which shows the effort and the outright determination of building a production lightweight sports coupe.

    After this the engineers started on the mechanicals which really had already been developed in the Torana which was developed on the track by Harry Firth and the boys. The Torana running gear seemed a perfect option and helped of course to drop the production costs which is why Holden developed the six cylinder race engine in the first place instead of continuing with the Chevrolet V8's and Monaro.

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