Tuesday, July 26, 2011
1970 Holden Torana GTR-X Concept
Holden Torana GTR-X Concept has been designed for a period of LC Torana series, and was seriously considered for production in early 1970. GTR-X was a wedge-shaped body with a fiberglass tailgate access, prototypes and LC Torana GTR cars were XU-1 mechanical components.
The Holden Torana GTR-X concept looks like a sports car emblematic of the 1970s, as the Ferrari 308 GT4, Lotus Esprit and the Mazda RX-7. It weighed 1043 kg (2299 pounds) and has a top speed of 210 km / h (130 mph). The Torana GTR-X in production would have been the first Holden car factory to be equipped with four disc brakes on all four wheels.
When Holden released a promotional brochure in the GTR-X, he said - "His long, elegant hood is accentuated by a small wedge-shaped grid scan lines of the body in the rear tail light assembly the high Simplicity is the sign ... This is achieved by concealed headlights, a rake of glare ice, parking and behind the turn signals, and access to flush filling of gasoline and door handles. fenders take the front and rear body contour. To identify the vehicle, the GTR-X identification is contained within a band of black and orange fresh, parallel to the rocker panel. "
The Torana GTR-X was largely developed by Holden, design and well as brochures, photographs and promotional films were produced to show how serious they put the car into production, the company was finally unable to justify the high cost of engaging in production given the size of the Australian population in those days.