Holden Efijy Concept: the perfect combination of style and power

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 17, 2016

The Holden Efijy is a concept car built by Australian automaker Holden as a side project of its design team while creating the 2006 Commodore. The Efijy incorporated into its design certain elements from the 1953 FJ Holden such as the curvy 5.2 meter body and the visually arresting paint hue referred to as ‘Soprano Purple’.

Chief Designer Richard Ferlazzo made sure that the Efijy would showcase the latest electronics, mechanical and material products ideas by collaborating with 20 auto parts suppliers.

It boasts a 480 kW 6L V8 engine, shock absorbers that are air-adjustable via a touch screen, and LED headlamps that are cooled by fans. Even Denny Mooney, Holden Chairman and Managing Director, is proud of the resulting showcar as it shows the talent of Holden’s design team.

Exterior Design

Its designers decided to highlight certain designs cues the 1953 Holden is known for: larger grille, the deep rich effect of its Soprano Purple paint job achieved by layered translucent top coats, and even the body is 700 mm longer than the original.

The glittering exterior touch is handmade from aluminum billets to achieve authenticity. LED headlights and tail lights add a chic aura to this incredible car.

Interior Design

High tech doors automatically open triggered by proximity sensors. Drop down touch screens that controls various accoutrements, such as the air adjustable suspension system, gives the driver complete control of the desired height through the LCD screen – from as low as 27 mm to a more comfortable and safer height.

To complete its high tech arsenal, the Efijy is equipped with an enviable entertainment system which includes audio and video storage as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Powertrain

But the Efijy is not just all high tech and glamour. Giving life to this beast is a mean 6.0-litre LS2 V8 modified by a well-known Australian ex-FJ Holden racer Ron Harrop. Its engine is capable of delivering a peak power of 480kW (645 HP) at 6400 rpm and peak torque of 775Nm (560foot-pound) with the help of a Roots-type supercharger.

For comparison, such raw power is almost 11 times that of the 45kW (60 HP) offered by the original 1953 Holden and is said to be equal to the output from a 2005 Series V8 supercar.

To match this power, an equally impressive braking system is installed: 381mm (15-inch) grooved and ventilated rotors, six-piston calipers made from aluminum for the front wheels and four-piston calipers at the rear.

Transmission is rear-mounted with a four-speed automatic transmission, and controlling it is achieved by a mere push of a button.

Exhaust is comprised of 2.5-inch dual system with billet aluminum exhausts tips. Power is channeled to its 22-inch by 10-inch aluminum rear wheels while its front wheels feature a smaller 20-inch by 9-inch dimension, which reflects its street sled heritage.

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