Fast-Autos.net


Home - Makes - Holden - 1970 Holden GTR-X Concept

1970 Holden GTR-X Concept Pictures, Specifications, Information

Follow fastautosnet on Twitter

specifications information


General Information
Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, concept car
Price: $---,---
Miles Per Gallon: --/-- mpg
Drivetrain
Configuration Front Engine/RWD
Engine: Inline-6
Displacement: 3050 cc
Horsepower: 160 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 190 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Max RPM: ---- rpm
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Dimensions
Weight: ---- lbs
Height: --.- in
Length: ---.- in
Width: --.- in
Wheelbase: --.- in
Track: f: --.- / r: --.- in
Performance
0-60 mph: 8.3 sec
0-100 mph: --.- sec
Quarter Mile: --.- sec @ --- mph
Top Speed: 130 mph
Lateral Acceleration: .--g
Braking, 60-0 mph: --- ft
Slalom Speed: --.- mph
Nürburgring Lap Time: --.- minutes
Source: Holden Heaven

Back in the sixties Holden had been busy experimenting with quite a number of concepts such as fuel injection, over head cam-shafts and it was decided to design a Holden sports coupe on July 14th 1969. By December 15th the first body had been built which shows the effort and the outright determination of building a production lightweight sports coupe. After this the engineers started on the mechanicals which really had already been developed in the Torana which was developed on the track by Harry Firth and the boys. The Torana running gear seemed a perfect option and helped of course to drop the production costs which is why Holden developed the six cylinder race engine in the first place instead of continueing with the Chevrolet V8's and Monaro. There were certain criteria that this coupe had to meet if it was to become a production model and the most important was price! The Torana had the right ingredients in the suspension, transmission and engine departments. What Holden did with these restrictions was nothing short of brilliant and it was a great shame it never made it to the production line. The GTR-X was loaded with features like 4-wheel vacuum assisted disc brakes, retractable seat belts, foam filled fuel tank and electric windows to name a few.

The GTR-X had to be sold for approximately 8 years to show a reasonable profit margin however to cover the tooling, production and design costs. The GTR-X came very close to going into production and the decision not to was most probably because of the release of the Datsun (Nissan) 240Z. The Datsun won the world over and the price was super competitive which showed in its sales, the 240Z became the biggest selling coupe in the world! Colour sales/info brochures on the GTR-X were even printed and handed out at various motor shows at the time. Opel may have had a contributing factor in the demise of the GTR-X as well because it was already selling it's own coupe and the parent company GMC were not sure the market could handle two low cost coupes as both Opel and Holden exported to the same countries then and still do today. The Opel was a very modest performer and the GTR-X would have been much closer in performance to the Corvette but it is now history and Holden was only allowed to build one coupe, the Monaro.

photos
Image Credits: Holden
4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2  - 195/50r15 Tires 50r 15 1955015 picture
4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 - 195/50r15 Tires 50r 15 1955015
$179.8

2013 Mustang Cobra Jet TWIN TURBO Concept 5,0 Coyote  picture
2013 Mustang Cobra Jet TWIN TURBO Concept 5,0 Coyote
$46000.0

4 NEW 205/55-16 HANKOOK V2 CONCEPT H457 55R R16 TIRES picture
4 NEW 205/55-16 HANKOOK V2 CONCEPT H457 55R R16 TIRES
$256.0

4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2  - 205/50r15 Tires 50r 15 2055015 picture
4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 - 205/50r15 Tires 50r 15 2055015
$207.8

FOR 94-97 ACURA INTEGRA FRONT BUMPER LIP SPOILER BODYKIT CONCEPT STYLE URETHANE picture
FOR 94-97 ACURA INTEGRA FRONT BUMPER LIP SPOILER BODYKIT CONCEPT STYLE URETHANE
$35.82

4 NEW Hankook H457 Ventus V2 Concept2 215/45R17 91V All Season Performance Tires picture
4 NEW Hankook H457 Ventus V2 Concept2 215/45R17 91V All Season Performance Tires
$314.98

4 NEW 215/50-17 HANKOOK V2 CONCEPT H457 50R R17 TIRES picture
4 NEW 215/50-17 HANKOOK V2 CONCEPT H457 50R R17 TIRES
$284.0

FOR 92-95 HONDA CIVIC EG 2 3DR FRONT BUMPER LIP SPOILER BODYKIT CONCEPT TYPE PU picture
FOR 92-95 HONDA CIVIC EG 2 3DR FRONT BUMPER LIP SPOILER BODYKIT CONCEPT TYPE PU
$47.89

4 NEW Hankook H457 Ventus V2 Concept2 205/50R15 86H All Season Performance Tires picture
4 NEW Hankook H457 Ventus V2 Concept2 205/50R15 86H All Season Performance Tires
$261.98

Prius Gen 3 2010-2015 short throw concept shifter w/real titanium shift TRD knob picture
Prius Gen 3 2010-2015 short throw concept shifter w/real titanium shift TRD knob
$99.99

4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2  - 225/50r17 Tires 50r 17 2255017 picture
4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 - 225/50r17 Tires 50r 17 2255017
$311.8

4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2  - 205/55r16 Tires 55r 16 2055516 picture
4 New Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 - 205/55r16 Tires 55r 16 2055516
$247.8


Contact | Copyright Information | Privacy Policy & Terms of Use