The Glorious Holden Efijy Concept Car
Back in 2005 Holden (the Australian end of GM) designed a concept car based on the 1953 Holden FJ.
Its name was the Holden Efijy and for me it is one of the most beautiful cars ever built. If Angelina Jolie had wheels she would be a Holden Efijy.
With a body at 5.2-metre body and painted in 'Soprano Purple' the Efijy was hardly the shy and retiring type. The Holden Design Chief, Richard Ferlazzo said, "Invariably, people smile when they see it for the first time. EFIJY is our accolade to the talented designers who cut loose with some fantastically flamboyant styling in the post-war 1940s and 1950s."
Mechanically the car was based on the US Corvette with 6.0-litre supercharged V8 under the hood and a four-speed automatic gearbox.
The Holden Concept Car
The Holden Efijy wasn't just built for show. Under the hood the engine churned out 645 bhp at 6,400 rpm so even pulling its vast body it was never going to be slow. The LSD got the power down and a fibre-glass body kept the weight in check while the height adjustable air suspension allowed some degree of passenger comfort. Should you deign to let one dirty the seats in this beauty.
The wheels were billet aluminium, 20 x 9 at the front and 22 x 10 at the rear.
Unfortunately this baby was never intended for production, just a show special so the Holden Efijy was never given a showroom price. A great shame, in my book. Driving around in the Holden Efijy would have made me feel like Humphrey Bogart in all those 1940s film noir private eye movies he made. Just without the style - or money - Bogie had.
All the photos below come from Carwalls.com a great - and free - site for car and bike wallpapers.
The Holden Efijy
The Holden Efijy in Action
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