a9x torana

Torana was now rationalised to a choice of two equipment levels and two six-cylinder engines, the 2. So, not only was this car powerful in a straight line but it had terrific handling for a high-performance 5-litre V8. With the limited run of A9X Toranas, these cars have been highly sort after at the time and something that car collectors would love to get their hands on. Ultimately, the title of four-cylinder mid-sized Holden was taken over in by the Camira, Holden’s version of GM’s front-wheel drive ‘J-Car’. The name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “to fly”.

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A9X Torana – Torana Club

Only one Mystere was produced. Holden Torana UC sedan. The name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “to fly”.

The model lineup now included a four-door sedan which some claim was developed in Australia, with four-door bodies shipped back to the UK to be constructed and sold as the Viva. In addition to the body modifications, the key unique feature of the vehicle was its interior.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. These were produced in a mini production run of five cars and only 33 were built.

Holden Torana – Wikipedia

At one point, design consideration was given to a five-door hatchback version of the UC Torana, which had a similar side profile to the Rover SD1 and rode an extended wheelbase. This sluggish motor was simply a crudely cut-down version of the long-running Holden six-cylinder engine.


The Torana was subsequently discontinued infollowed by the four-cylinder Sunbird in The model was said to debut a new platform for General Motors and previewed the look of the VE Commodore.

Duringthe LX series also had the development of another limited-build high-performance option aimed at winning in Australian Touring Car racing, and in particular at the annual Bathurst touring car race. An ambulance version arrived in April It was unique in that, following the addition of a four-cylinder option in Maythe same body style was available with a choice of inline-four, inline-six, or V8 engines, specifically, 1. The UC series featured a significantly modernised frontal appearance and a completely new interior dash layout.

LX and early UC Sunbirds were fitted with a 1. A smaller cc engine was fitted to deliver better fuel economy than its Hyundai and Kia competitors, but sales did not recover with only cars sold in two years. Front discs brakes were an option for all other models. The four-cylinder Torana retained its and engines, but was now also available with a cc unit. Total production was 16, with imported panels and 20, with the locally manufactured bodies.

A9X Torana

Whether this car will ever be finished is unknown due to the age of the owner. This Torana was king of tprana track from towith the Commodore taking over the mantle in The only existing complete prototype GTR-X car has been recently restored back to its original white paint finish and remains on public display at the Salmon Street offices of Holden in Melbourne, Victoria.


With the limited run of A9X Toranas, these cars have been highly sort after at the time and something that car collectors would love to get their hands on.

The body line sweeps up at the rear to an elevated tail light q9x. March had the first completely new Torana body, with the arrival of the larger mid-sized LH series, produced in four-door sedan style only.

This car featured a rear spoiler, guard flutes, wider steel rims, full instrumentation, and front disc brakes as standard. Handling had improvements of being Radial Tuned Suspension, with the disc brakes giving the A9X an advantage in braking. This section does not cite any sources. While the V8 was discontinued in the UC, a factory sanctioned dealer option of a turbo was offered. The Brabham Torana was still available, in two-door form only.

In a show of the A9X’s superiority, Brock and Richards won the race by a record six laps, with Brock setting the touring-car lap record on the last lap of the race. Holdena marque of General Motorsautomobile timeline, —present. The Brabham Torana’s engine was based on the Series 70, but twin CD Zenith-Stromberg carburettors with sports air cleaners were fitted.

A ‘sports’ model was also released in Octobercalled the ‘Brabham’ Torana, named in honour of the well-respected Australian race-car driver, Sir Jack Brabham.