X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Holden Torana GTR-X

by Paul Strauss
Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Holden Torana GTR-Xzoom in

One of the best looking cars to ever surface from Australia is the Holden Torana GTR-X. Designed to be a low-production sports car for the 1970 model year, the two seater had a sublime long-nose, short-tail design that would have been in good company with the Chevy Corvette, Datsun Fairlady/Z and the Mazda RX-7.

holden_torana_gtr_x_1

holden_torana_gtr_x_2zoom in

With a wedge-shaped fiberglass body focused on sports performance, it sure looks like it could slice through the air with the best of them. Adding to its aerodynamic styling were pop-up headlights, which provided smooth airflow when closed.

holden_torana_gtr_x_3zoom in

The front-engine, rear-wheel drivetrain of the car was based on theĀ Torana GTR XU-1, a decidedly less appealing compact coupe. Under its hood was a 3.0L straight six, capable of outputting 160hp, and 190 lb-ft. of torque at 3,600 RPM, connected to a 4-speed manual transmission. Curb weight was estimated at 2,300 lbs.

holden_torana_gtr_x_4zoom in

holden_torana_gtr_x_5zoom in

holden_torana_gtr_x_6zoom in

Despite going as far as developing several prototypes, the Torana GTR-X was never put into production.

If you’re fortunate enough to ever visit Holden’s offices in Melbourne, Australia, you might be lucky enough to get a look at one of the prototypes up close and personal.

holden_torana_gtr_x_7zoom in

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure © 2013-2017 Awesomer Media

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games + Gizmos: Technabob