Blast from the Past: 1970 Holden Torana GTR-X Concept

Today we bring you something from the '70s that was once being seriously considered for production. This was the Holden Torana GTR-X Concept. This wedge-shaped fiberglass bodied vehicle had a hatchback rear access, and the prototype had LC Torana GTR XU-1 mechanical components. The GTR-X drew on the design styles of iconic sports cars of the 1970s, such as the Ferrari 308 GT4, Lotus Esprit, and the Mazda RX-7.

With a top speed of 130 mph, the Torana GTR-X was a highly developed concept vehicle, and even though it was hyped up through brochures, photography, and promotional films, Holden was unable to justify the high cost of committing itself to production. This really is too bad, because the Torana is one bad-ass car we would have loved to see transform into Australia's Mustang.

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