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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

    This article needs additional citations for verification. Like many of the prophetic concepts we have visited in this series, the Torana TT36 previewed a number of features that would one day make it to production, even if it would never be as a complete vehicle. 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. Its long, sleek hood is accentuated by a low wedge-shaped grille. An ambulance version arrived in April

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

    Holden torana concept

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    Holden torana concept

    So it is almost comical that Holden committed both automotive faux pas in just one car for its Torana TT36 concept. Look beneath the polarising pink paint and hugely impractical upholstery and Holden might have been on to something that was less Malibu Stacey and more, well… Malibu. At the time of its inception, the then Holden design director Mike Simcoe saw a mid-sized high-performance sedan-shaped gap in the line-up and set the wheels in motion to create a car to fill it.

    The brief was to design a high-performance rear-drive sedan that seated four adults in comfort with the exterior dimensions of a BMW 3 Series but the cabin space of a 5 Series.

    Holden torana concept

    For its power-plant, Holden started with an Alloytech 3. You might jokingly liken the interior to a Stormtrooper with its vast expanses of white, broken up by voids of black and the odd splash of pink but the design team actually admitted to being inspired by the Star Wars henchmen.

    Like many of the prophetic concepts we have visited in this series, the Torana TT36 previewed a number of features that would one day make it to production, even if it would never be as a complete vehicle. A little bit of Star Wars was also woven into the instrument cluster and central digital entertainment display, with graphics and operation that was so far ahead of its time, we are still waiting and hoping for something as retro and individual.

    Had the Torana been given the green light, it would have spawned an entire family of models and variants with the capacity to accommodate everything from a four-cylinder petrol, all the way up to a Commodore-toe-stepping V8. Instead of a soporific and now forgotten Holden Malibu, the segment could still be alive and kicking with a potent rear-drive sedan with gorgeous looks if only the Torana TT36 had been pushed through to production.

    Holden torana concept

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