Forgotten Concept Car: Holden Hurricane

Holden Hurricane Concept

Holden Hurricane Concept

Nearly 40 years forgotten until the 2006 car found its way back to Holden and the restoration process began. Yep, the above design is old, from 1969. Meanwhile, Holden again proud of their fully restored once the first draft.

This little car sound like it comes from the 60s. Even Ferrari was barely mid-engine fitted to the Holden had even a trans axle gearbox. The 262pk, 4.2-liter V8 had from the 80s or 90s to come. The entire body is fiberglass, the sprint from 0 to 100km / h takes about 5.5 seconds and the Hurricane was full of special features and toys.
Holden saw the car more as a test vehicle than just a “show mobile”. Everything worked on the Hurricane. Production was too expensive but they have been able to test which one is most interested options.


Most notable is the ‘prehistoric’ navigation. The car long before the breakthrough of computers on a system that “Route Magnet” at major intersections could recognize. Arrows on the dashboard communicated to the driver who way it was on. The radio will automatically search the correct channels (RDS). Air conditioning worked fully automatic climate control so. To make life easier with its unusual shape to Holden also mounted a camera behind the car, these images are sent to a small tube in the center console. Imagine if Lamborghini such a system five years later in the Countach had assembled.

The hood cooperated fully hydraulic. When opening the seats automatically come up to the entry easier. In the event of an accident warning of fire and the car itself was a sturdy roll cage built.

They may be practical things like a windshield wiper or forgotten, but hey, it’s a concept car . Moreover, you with some Rain-X and streamline the drops as lost. Although he now runs again it will probably Hurricane barely drops, dust or other crap show.

Holden Hurricane Concept

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A Holden with Australian power of Walkinshaw

Walkinshaw

WalkinshawA Holden Commodore Ute, which we are already rare. Let alone a version that is getting severely beaten, the right way-by Walkinshaw Performance. Thunder, lightning, a V8 and a supercharger, which sums up this pick upje pretty much on.

At the Australian International Motor Show gives the average Ute (= pickup version of a sedan) is always above average attention. We must here have little or nothing because they are often at car shows ondergekwijld. Especially if Walkinshaw Performance of the late Tom Walkinshaw has the ability and Googled the undercarriage of a fresh pair of Bilstein has provided. They also make an effort to disguise that it was a Ute, and edit a large piece of carbon fiber with integrated spoiler on the back. Yes, and then it seemed ‘ie from behind suddenly a suberb Combi .

The GM 6.2 V8 under the hood is rounded by air supplied by a supercharger and WP230 is a stainless steel exhaust fitted to improve engine rolls. Roles done on 20 “wheels and interior WPP.1 get fresh Walkinshaw logos in the seats. You tell me, well suited for the polder or can it keep better Down Under.Walkinshaw

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